imagine that you are the new CFO leading a conference

 

imagine that you are the new CFO leading a conference call with hospital leaders to deal with a crisis. Recently, your hospital, community, and state have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic and you need to assure the team that you have developed a risk management plan to deal with this or a similar crisis in the future. You will need to explain financial statement analysis, financial reporting requirements, and the use of financial information so the team understands where the financial crisis will impact the business’s bottom line and the need to have strong liquid assets. You should explain measures such as managing cash tightly and draw on all sources, including taking on additional debt, delaying payables, and discussing early payments with payers and governments. Identify immediate operational actions to reduce costs, rent, utilities, insurance, legal fees, and certain salaries to reduce operating expenses.

Instructions

In this assignment, you will record an audio conference call at least 5 minutes in length.

Topics to include in the call include:

  • A description of the financial challenges facing the hospital in the midst of the COVID-19 (or similar) crisis.
  • An explanation of financial statement analysis, financial reporting requirements, and use of financial information so the team understands where the financial crisis will impact the business’s bottom line.
  • An explanation of measures such as managing cash tightly and draw on all sources, including taking on additional debt, delaying payables, and discussing early payments with payers and governments.
  • Identify immediate operational actions to reduce costs, rent, utilities, insurance, legal fees, and certain salaries to reduce operating expenses.

Options to record include (but are not limited to) your computer (PC or Mac), Screencastify, which is a free add-on to Chrome, Zoom, or using an app of your choice on a smartphone or tablet.

Submit your recording link or file to the Dropbox along with your APA formatted references you used to support your oral presentation.

Requirements

Recording:

  • Describes the financial challenges faced by a hospital amid the COVID-19 (or similar) crisis.
  • Explains financial statement analysis, financial reporting requirements, and use of financial information so the team understands where the financial crisis will impact the bottom line of the business.
  • Explains measures such as managing cash tightly and draws on all sources, including taking on additional debt, delaying payables, and discussing early payments with payers and governments.
  • Identifies immediate operational actions to reduce costs, rent, utilities, insurance, legal fees, and certain salaries to reduce operating expenses.
  • Recording is at least 5 minutes in length.
 

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