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Interpreting Financial Results, Bridget Lyons, Rupendra Paliwal, Danny A. Pannese 2017 Sacred Heart University

Interpreting Financial Results, Bridget Lyons, Rupendra Paliwal, Danny A. Pannese

Danny Pannese

The article discusses three accounting changes issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FSAB). The Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 158 "Employers' Accounting for Defined Benefit Pension and Other Retirement Plans" and the SFAS No. 160 "Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements" are mentioned. Financial Interpretation 48 "Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes, an Interpretation of FSAB Statement No. 109" is mentioned.

The takeaway? Financial analysts, investors, and creditors need to carefully interpret ratios and measures, including debt to equity, liabilities to equity, and return on equity. Financial ratios used in loan covenants should be clearly designed and ...


Shu To Host Cpa Tax School Sessions At Stamford Graduate Center In August, Danny A. Pannese 2017 Sacred Heart University

Shu To Host Cpa Tax School Sessions At Stamford Graduate Center In August, Danny A. Pannese

Danny Pannese

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the world’s largest association representing the accounting profession, will conduct its 2017-18 “Tax School: Tax Staff Essentials” at Sacred Heart University’s Stamford campus in August.


Three Studies Of Stakeholder Influence In The Formation And Management Of Tax Policies, Jason Chen 2017 University of Central Florida

Three Studies Of Stakeholder Influence In The Formation And Management Of Tax Policies, Jason Chen

Jason Shih-Hao Chen

This dissertation consists of three separate but interrelated studies examining the formation and management of tax policies. The first study uses stakeholder theory (ST) to investigate the strategic management practices of the Transport for London (TfL) during discrete stages in the adoption, implementation, and amendments of the tax policy reform known as the London Congestion Charge (LCC). Results indicate that TfL has utilized power, legitimacy, and urgency as its main policy management tactics with a significant emphasis on legitimatizing the LCC and its subsequent policy amendments. The second study draws on social exchange theory (SET) to reexamine the relationship between ...


Do Tax Directors Face Consequences From Tax Avoidance?, Liora Y. Schulman 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Do Tax Directors Face Consequences From Tax Avoidance?, Liora Y. Schulman

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

I examine the association between tax avoidance and tax director turnover. Specifically, I hand collect the names of tax directors and explore whether tax directors face consequences from making tax avoidance decisions. This unique dataset allows me to identify the tax director, who is directly responsible for taxes, which are one of the most significant accounts, and who prior literature has largely ignored due to a lack of availability of data. I find evidence that the tax director is more likely to face consequences, as measured by turnover, when their firm’s effective tax rate is above their industry median ...


Cpa Exam Review, 2017 San Jose State University

Cpa Exam Review

The Contemporary Tax Journal

No abstract provided.


The Contemporary Tax Journal's Interview Of Mr. Gary Sprague, Xuan Hong 2017 San Jose State University

The Contemporary Tax Journal's Interview Of Mr. Gary Sprague, Xuan Hong

The Contemporary Tax Journal

No abstract provided.


Illegal Insider Trading, Christian Presto 2017 La Salle University

Illegal Insider Trading, Christian Presto

Economic Crime Forensics Capstones

According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission illegal insider trading is defined as "buying or selling a security, in breach of a fiduciary duty or other relationship of trust and confidence, while in possession of material, nonpublic information about the security. Insider trading violations may also include "tipping" such information, securities trading by the person "tipped," and securities trading by those who misappropriate such information." (US Securities and Exchange Commission, 2013). As time progresses individuals and companies are in need of the most current information in order to execute trading strategies. Some individuals and organizations are willing to ...


Hawala: How Extralegal Compliance Helps Bank The Unbanked, Morgan Henry 2017 La Salle University

Hawala: How Extralegal Compliance Helps Bank The Unbanked, Morgan Henry

Economic Crime Forensics Capstones

Informal value transfer systems (IVTS') predate not only traditional banking systems, but the entire Western European civilization as well. Used as a reliable method to transfer value from one geographic region to another through a close-knit network of trusted individuals, IVTS' serve as an invaluable facilitator for the movement of billions of dollars across international borders without ever leaving a paper trail. The term “hawala”, which is Arabic for “transfer” or “trust”, is an IVTS that serves as a parallel banking system for those wishing to send value (often in the form of currency) overseas. Hawala has historically thrived as ...


Exploring Revenue Recognition In The Local Community, Taylor Forshay 2017 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Exploring Revenue Recognition In The Local Community, Taylor Forshay

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis studies the extent to which the business community in general, and local community in particular, is ready for the new Section 606 Revenue Recognition accounting standards that come into effect in 2018. This paper first includes a comparison of the old standards and the new standards for revenue recognition. It also identifies improvements to the revenue recognition process because of implementing the new standards. Second, it examines the results of a national survey done by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and the results of an original local survey to determine the preparedness of the national business community and local community, respectively ...


The Internal Revenue Code: A Burden For Taxpayers Or An Instrument For Social Change?, Heather N. Murray 2017 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Internal Revenue Code: A Burden For Taxpayers Or An Instrument For Social Change?, Heather N. Murray

Honors Theses

Social engineering in the tax code has been evident from the beginning of the U.S. tax history. Today, it is as much as ever a part of the fabric of the tax codification, but there is very little research that investigates 1) how social engineering plays a role in the creation of new tax law, and 2) whether tax law is effective in altering taxpayer behavior. This paper streamlines the history of social engineering in the most popular revenue-reducing measures and analyzes how they've affected the U.S. taxpayer, with notes on future policy implications.


Senior Business Seminar Proposal, Alex C. McGrainer 2017 University of Rhode Island

Senior Business Seminar Proposal, Alex C. Mcgrainer

Senior Honors Projects

How could a single idea increase the value of a university’s college of business? My project aims to do this through the successful implementation of a single class. It addresses some of the most important factors that current and prospective students should consider while they undergo their college searches, such as the post-graduation employment rate and starting salary across majors of interest.

My inspiration for the topic came from students struggling to find a job. I realized that every year around March, they would begin to suffer due to the self-inflicted pressure of being unemployed after commencement. I immediately ...


Corporate Political Activity, Ceo Hubris, And Earnings Management, Abbey Rozanski 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Corporate Political Activity, Ceo Hubris, And Earnings Management, Abbey Rozanski

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


How Healthcare Accounting Adapts To Lean Practices, Caitlin R. Duke 2017 East Tennessee State University

How Healthcare Accounting Adapts To Lean Practices, Caitlin R. Duke

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Healthcare has recently begun a push towards more lean practices and management. Healthcare accounting, in an effort to reflect business practices, must change to accurately reflect reality. This research seeks to explore how healthcare providers improve their accounting systems to keep up with an ever-changing lean environment. By examining both healthcare and accounting literature, this comprehensive literature review seeks to answer the question, “How does healthcare accounting adapt to lean philosophies?”.


Tour Guides Take Technology: Mobilizing The Coverage Process, Cassie Jes Jacob 2017 University of Rhode Island

Tour Guides Take Technology: Mobilizing The Coverage Process, Cassie Jes Jacob

Senior Honors Projects

Technology has progressed more in the past decade than it has in the past century, and it has changed the way we live. To succeed in this society, innovation is a necessity. A recent phenomenon in technology is the use of mobile applications designed to make our lives and daily activities, such as note-taking and scheduling, more convenient.

This project explores the use of mobile applications in a business. At URI, the Tour Guide team acts as a business that manages over 100 employees as they lead visits around campus for prospective students.

These employees are college-age students raised in ...


Corporate In-House Human Capital Investment In Tax Planning, Xia CHEN, Qiang CHENG, Travis CHOW, Yanju LIU 2017 Singapore Management University

Corporate In-House Human Capital Investment In Tax Planning, Xia Chen, Qiang Cheng, Travis Chow, Yanju Liu

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

In-house human capital investment in the tax function is a significant input to a firm’s tax planning. Yet, due to lack of data, there is little empirical evidence on whether corporate in-house tax departments are associated with effective tax planning. We examine this issue using hand-collected data on corporate tax employees in S&P1500 firms. We find that firms with larger in-house tax departments are more effective in tax planning: they have lower tax rates, report lower uncertain tax benefits, and exhibit less volatile tax rates. The results are stronger for firms with in-house tax departments that have a ...


Gaap And Ifrs: A Look At Whether The Two Should Converge, Paul R. Walter 2017 Southeastern University - Lakeland

Gaap And Ifrs: A Look At Whether The Two Should Converge, Paul R. Walter

Selected Honors Theses

The past few decades have birthed dialogue regarding the convergence of U.S. and international accounting standards. With over a hundred countries using International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), it becomes natural to notice the purple elephant in the room in that a set of different principles serve as guide to accounting in the U.S. and for U.S. companies known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Some see it as simply a matter of time before a convergence of sorts takes place more completely between the two accounting rule frameworks. A look at GAAP and IFRS reveals some fundamental ...


Comparative Pricing Analysis Of Mecca’S Religious Tourism, Said M. Ladki, Rayan A. Mazeh 2017 Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon

Comparative Pricing Analysis Of Mecca’S Religious Tourism, Said M. Ladki, Rayan A. Mazeh

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This study compares the costing practices of three religious tourists groups. Specifically, the study compares the costs of Islamic religious tourism to Mecca among three groups: 1) Indonesia and India, 2) Lebanon and Tunisia, 3) Dubai and Qatar. The selection of the three groups was based on the following principle: Group 1: Represents the most populated and less affluent Islamic countries. Group 2: Represents the less affluent Arab States with moderate income Group 3: Represents the richest Arab Islamic countries in the world. Results indicate that countries with wealthy economies charge much higher prices for Hajj packages than those with ...


Work Rules! Insights From Inside Google, Krista Johnson 2017 Brigham Young University

Work Rules! Insights From Inside Google, Krista Johnson

Marriott Student Review

Book review of Work Rules! Insights from Google written by Laszlo Bock.


An Unsung Hero Of The Tanner--Jeffrey Subramanian, Kempton Cox 2017 Brigham Young University

An Unsung Hero Of The Tanner--Jeffrey Subramanian, Kempton Cox

Marriott Student Review

Jeffrey Subramanian beautifies the grounds surrounding the Tanner Building, but he also writes poetry and plays the cello. The author calls Jeffrey an "unsung hero" because he is, in fact, the author's hero.


Two Perspectives On Violence In Business, Ian Bristol Whatcott, Karson Fronk 2017 Brigham Young University

Two Perspectives On Violence In Business, Ian Bristol Whatcott, Karson Fronk

Marriott Student Review

Violence has become common place in business strategy, taking on many forms. Some use violence in rhetoric as they compete with other companies while others use sell violence as entertainment. Many people are familiar with violence in their organizations. This article looks more into how effective violence is to a company's performance. It examines recent research done by professors at different universities on the subject. It offers two perspectives, looking first at violent rhetoric and then how violence advertisements affects a firm's bottom line. The article finds that exposure to violent rhetoric outside a firm affects employee's ...


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