Australia Food Ltd is a company with several branches across Victoria and NSW. The Company…

Australia Food Ltd is a company with several branches across Victoria and NSW. The Company

produces various food products including meats and milks. You work as a management accountant in

this company.

Your manager has asked one of your colleagues in the management accounting department to

prepare a comparative profit or loss report for the current and previous month. The manager wants

the report to cover only meat production in Victoria’s branches. Your colleague suggests that since

the company has different branches and products, financial statements should cover all of the

company’s activities. He also suggested that the report should be prepared for a financial year in

accordance with accounting standards.

Using your knowledge of financial and managerial accounting, general and specific purpose financial

reports and various users of accounting information, advise your colleague as to the approach they

should adopt to meet the manager’s requirements and ensure the information correctly reflects the

department’s operations.

Your answer needs to be in your own words and correctly referenced to receive full marks.