Form 10-K is the annual filing required of publicly traded entities. The form contains the financial information for the year as well as a number of other disclosures the SEC requires.

Using EDGAR or another source, obtain the most recent Form 10-K (the annual report) for Caterpillar Inc. or a different company specified by your instructor. Answer the following questions regarding information presented in the Form 10-K.
a. Identify the categories and major information presented in management's discussion and analysis.
b. Summarize the information presented in management's Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting.
c. What does the Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm include with regard to its evaluation of the company's internal control over financial reporting?
d. Who has to sign the section 302 certifications? What do these certifications include with regard to the company's internal control over financial reporting?

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