Assessment 1

Assessment 1

ASSESSMENT 1 – Project

Submission details

The Assessment Task is due on the date specified by your trainer. Any variations to this arrangement must be approved in writing by your trainer. Submit this document with any required evidence attached. See specifications below for details. You must submit both soft copies and printed copies of your answers. Soft copies- Upload on the eLearning to the specific submission folder with a cover page clearly indicating your name, student id, assessment no and the unit name or put those information in the header and footer of your documents. Printed copies- Submit to your Trainer with the “Assessment Cover Sheet” (Filled out and signed appropriately) attached on top of your documents.


This assessment consist of three parts

PART A You are to research and prepare the following revenue, expenditure and capital investment proposals for a business or strategic opportunity of your choice. This opportunity must be for a business that, as a minimum has:

 Start-up capital

 Overheads including rent, wages, stock, etc

 Scope for growth Your strategic opportunity may include one of the following:

 New product / service development

 New models / revisions of products / services

 Expansion / contraction of operational activities

 Alliances / joint ventures

 Outsourcing / in sourcing

 New business opportunities The reports must include:

 Financial budgets including start-up capital

 Projected profit & loss for 12 months

 Cash flow plans

 Capital expenditure budgets When undertaking this assessment task, you must:

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 Express your strategic opportunities in term of tactical and operational objectives

 Convert these opportunities into special projects or work programs

 Analyse financial trends, and interpret them in context of your objectives

 Clearly outline your financial planning objectives, process timeframes and resources.

 Consult with all relevant persons / groups when developing your proposals

 Consider past experiences, present trends and future expectations

 Show how your proposal is linked to your organisational strategic objectives

 Incorporate a realistic cost benefit and risk analyses / management plan into all proposals

 Detail your organisational investment target rates for capital expenditure proposals

 Identify performance measures and tactics for monitoring and control processes for each proposal / action

 Describe how your proposals comply with your organisations values, policies, code of conduct, and legal / ethical obligations

 Submit your proposal within the time-frame set by your assessor

 Provide supporting evidence (cost/benefit analyses, risk management plans, market research results, net present values, interest rate of return, pay pack calculations, etc)

The trainer/assessor must discuss the proposed business opportunity with the candidate prior to commencing with this assessment.

PART B Next, you are to develop the budgets and plans for your proposals developed in PART A. Throughout this process, you assessor will act as your supervisor for all negotiations required. In developing the budgets and plans proposed, you are to include details on how:

 Negotiation was undertaken with relevant groups and individuals in ways to build commitment to the plans

 You identified and agreed on the links to the achievement of organisation strategies

 Your negotiated with your supervisor (your assessor) to obtain a clear agreement of the matters to be incorporated into the budgets and plans

Your budgets and plans should:

 Show all outcomes confirmed in terms of clear, concise objectives and timeframes

 Incorporate the outcomes of your negotiations and meet your organisations approval process

 Provide written confirmation of all delegations, accountabilities and responsibilities

 Be clearly documented and include a communication plan Throughout this project you need to communicate clearly with your trainer/assessor. You are to demonstrate professionalism with all communications, as you will be representing your company and position. Trainer/assessor will role-play the position of supervisor, and all parties required for negotiation in order to demonstrate competency in this unit.

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PART C Now you are to take your completed PART A and PART B and arrange an appointment with your assessor, who will role-play a finance specialist. In this meeting, you are to

 Manage the meeting direction and progress

 Discuss with the finance specialist the aspects of your budgets / financial plans (the package)

 Have your package reviewed, ensuring your validate your reasons and proposals

 Amend / revise your package as appropriate You must now:

 Detail in writing all delegations and budget accountabilities for implementation and management of your package

 Develop a written procedure that details the recording systems and documentation process you will follow for monitoring and controlling all activities against your plans.

 Develop a risk management and contingency plan for all your proposed financial plans; along with a policy and procedure to be followed when implementing these plans

 Develop a policy and procedure that outlines proper maintenance of records of financial performance and provides for evaluation of the effectiveness of your financial management process

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