Finance and Accounting
Other Financial Management Techniques
The Eddison Electronics Company (EEC) owns a wide variety of manufacturing companies that make sophisticated electronic controls. You are EEC’s corporate business financial analyst. Your responsibilities include the following:
Creating and analyzing the monthly performance of each company within EEC.
Providing and analyzing costing information for each company within EEC.
Analyzing the major capital projects submitted by each company.
EEC has introduced a new 1.5GB computer memory chip. The following is the plan and first-year results of the 1.5GB chip project and the financial activity for 2006.
The President of EEC has decided to adopt the balanced scorecard. The balanced scorecard translates an organization’s mission and strategy into operational objectives and performance measures for 4 different perspectives. You received an e-mail from him asking about tying compensation with performance measures. Discuss the following in your response:
Discuss unethical behavior that can result if the wrong performance measures are used to tie performance measures to compensation.
How can EEC avoid these behaviors?
How should EEC tie performance measures to compensation?
Who is responsible for establishing the performance measures?