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Changing Paradigm In Accounting And Finance, Shyam Sunder 2017 Yale University

Changing Paradigm In Accounting And Finance, Shyam Sunder

Shyam Sunder

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Rethinking Financial Reporting: Standards, Norms And Institutions, Shyam Sunder 2017 Yale University

Rethinking Financial Reporting: Standards, Norms And Institutions, Shyam Sunder

Shyam Sunder

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Administration Accountability, Fiscal Year 2017, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth 2017 University of North Texas Health Science Center

Administration Accountability, Fiscal Year 2017, University Of North Texas Health Science Center At Fort Worth

Office of Finance

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University Of North Texas Health Science Center Texas Government Code, 2017 Section 659.026 Report, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth 2017 University of North Texas Health Science Center

University Of North Texas Health Science Center Texas Government Code, 2017 Section 659.026 Report, University Of North Texas Health Science Center At Fort Worth

Office of Finance

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Using Accounting Information To Forecast Market Performance, Tyler Atanasov 2017 The University of Akron

Using Accounting Information To Forecast Market Performance, Tyler Atanasov

Honors Research Projects

This study examines how accounting information can be used to forecast market performance of stocks. We used the specific accounting information of earnings-to-price and book-to-market value ratios, in relation to a stocks 5-year holding period return to determine market performance. The most current, quarterly data with a longer sample period than previous studies was used. First, portfolios of stocks were formed based on the value of each stocks ratio. Next, univariate tests were then run on each ratio’s portfolios to determine if there was statistical significance in the differences among the portfolios returns. Lastly, we determined that investors could ...


It Risk Management: Fundamental Issues Impacting Auditors And Audit Committees, Daniel Dellapina 2017 Long Island University

It Risk Management: Fundamental Issues Impacting Auditors And Audit Committees, Daniel Dellapina

Undergraduate Honors College Theses

This research identifies key areas of interest regarding IT risk management for accountants and CPAs in the field of auditing and those on an audit committee. It identifies IT risks which threaten the security of organizations. These include both internal and external threats. It explores the motivations and methods of cyber-attacks. It presents security challenges that are created by outsourcing IT to the cloud and key topics to consider before moving to the cloud. This research also examines IT risk management and IT governance using the COSO Internal Control Framework and COBIT 5 framework for the governance and management of ...


Do Women Have What It Takes? A Study Of Advancement And Leadership In Accountancy, Michelle Saturnino 2017 Long Island University

Do Women Have What It Takes? A Study Of Advancement And Leadership In Accountancy, Michelle Saturnino

Undergraduate Honors College Theses

This paper examines prior quantitative and qualitative research and statistical data relative to the issue of gender inequality that persists within accounting careers at upper-level management and partnership positions. The paper raises questions pertaining to the inequality that exists in upperlevel management and partner-level accounting positions in the United States. This may be true because, the work place in the accounting profession is not responding to its environment in ways that accommodate changes at a fast-enough pace, given that there is a shift to Generation X accounting professionals upon the retirement of the Baby Boomers. As different generations progress toward ...


Review Of Whistleblowing Studies In Accounting Research Examining Corporate Internal Whistleblowing Policy, Lei Gao 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University

Review Of Whistleblowing Studies In Accounting Research Examining Corporate Internal Whistleblowing Policy, Lei Gao

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation consists of three studies. The first study provides a review and synthesis of past accounting research regarding factors that influence whistleblowing. The second study is a content analysis to examine the variation of organizations’ internal whistleblowing policy, including both the content characteristics of the policy and the linguistic characteristics of the policy. In terms of the content characteristics of the whistleblowing policy, this study focuses on who is covered in the policy, where to report, employees’ responsibility, corporate investigation procedures, disciplinary action against the wrongdoer, and anti-retaliation policy. In terms of the linguistic characteristics of the internal whistleblowing ...


The U.S. Tax System: Too Taxing On The Wealthy?, Megan Leighty 2017 University of Redlands

The U.S. Tax System: Too Taxing On The Wealthy?, Megan Leighty

Undergraduate Honors Theses

"The current U.S. tax system does not allow for proportional distribution of tax burdens among different levels of income. While there are some parts of the system that reduce the progressivity of the tax burden distribution, the wealthiest taxpayers are, on average, disproportionately burdened by taxes in proportion to the income they earn." The research in this paper defends the thesis statement by demonstrating how high-income households are taxed at greater effective tax rates than low-income households.


Red Alert, Jake Breunig, Priyadashini Chandrashekhar, Trey Gilliland, Landon Hammons, Jeff Mollman, Emma Topp 2017 Governor's Scholars Program, Murray State University

Red Alert, Jake Breunig, Priyadashini Chandrashekhar, Trey Gilliland, Landon Hammons, Jeff Mollman, Emma Topp

GSP at Murray State University

Red Alert is an app using voice recogni3on so people can call for help. The app is similar to “Hey Siri” present in iPhones and the Cortana feature in Androids. When a person uses his or her first preset keyword, the phone’s voice recogniton software accesses the app, which starts an audio recording, and when the second keyword is used, the app alerts the police. The primary consumer for Red Alert is high school to middle-aged women, with a secondary focus on those who live in urban areas. The technology exists, so the only needed recourse is programming. The ...


Strategies Small Financial Business Owners Apply To Succeed Beyond Five Years, Tina M. Despin 2017 Walden University

Strategies Small Financial Business Owners Apply To Succeed Beyond Five Years, Tina M. Despin

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Small businesses in the United States employ 98% of workers, yet approximately 47% of small businesses shut down in less than five years. Business leaders who fail to implement adequate strategic strategies experience reduced profits and sustainability challenges. These business closures cause unemployment rates to rise and inflict damages to the economic growth of economies in the United States. This multiple case study was grounded in the theory of transformational leadership. The purpose was to explore strategies used by small financial business owners to sustain their businesses beyond five years. The population consisted of 8small financial businesses in Southwest Florida ...


Successful Ethical Decision-Making Practices From The Professional Accountants' Perspective, Tammy Tanner Webster 2017 Walden University

Successful Ethical Decision-Making Practices From The Professional Accountants' Perspective, Tammy Tanner Webster

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Unethical behavior includes all decisions and actions counterproductive to an organization's mission and can cause irrevocable damage to the organization's professional reputation. The Securities and Exchange Commission reported 807 ethical violations in 2015. This study was underpinned by the ethical leadership theory, which emphasizes leadership decision making based on fair and just practices, for all involved parties. The purpose of this qualitative multiple-case study was to explore the ethical decision-making best practices that not-for-profit accounting managers in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area needed to strengthen the ethical decision-making process in their organizations. Data were collected through semistructured interviews ...


Relationship Between Intrinsic Job Satisfaction, Extrinsic Job Satisfaction, And Turnover Intentions Among Internal Auditors, Toccara Jeneshia Lee 2017 Walden University

Relationship Between Intrinsic Job Satisfaction, Extrinsic Job Satisfaction, And Turnover Intentions Among Internal Auditors, Toccara Jeneshia Lee

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

In the auditing profession, many business owners are unable to retain auditing staff. The cost to replace an auditor can cost a company as much as 150% of the auditors' annual salary. Perpetuating this problem is that some auditing business owners do not know the relationship between internal auditors' intrinsic job satisfaction, extrinsic job satisfaction, and auditors' turnover intention. Grounded in Herzberg's 2- factor theory, the purpose of this correlational study was to examine the relationship between intrinsic job satisfaction, extrinsic job satisfaction, and auditors' turnover intention. Participants included 96 members of the Central Florida Institute of Internal Auditors ...


How Improved Training Strategies Can Benefit Taxpayers Using Vita Programs, Jaclyn Marie Barkow 2017 Walden University

How Improved Training Strategies Can Benefit Taxpayers Using Vita Programs, Jaclyn Marie Barkow

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Many volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) sites experience inaccuracy in the taxes prepared according to audits conducted by the treasury inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA). Effective training strategies may influence the accuracy rates of tax returns prepared at VITA sites. Following the conceptual framework of the human capital theory, this multiple case study described the training strategies used by 4 VITA site coordinators in northwest Indiana. An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) representative overseeing the VITA sites identified the 4 site coordinators as achieving an exceptional accuracy rating. Data were collected from semistructured interviews, the annual VITA site coordinator's ...


Sustainment Strategies Small Business Owners Use For More Than 5 Years, Son Thanh Nguyen 2017 Walden University

Sustainment Strategies Small Business Owners Use For More Than 5 Years, Son Thanh Nguyen

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

U.S. Small Business Administration reports that small businesses are one of the pillars of the U.S. economy, providing employment, innovation, and productivity. However, these businesses are constantly faced with challenges resulting from limited resources and continuous technological advances. This qualitative multiple-case study was performed to explore the strategies that small business owners (SBOs) in Maryland use to acquire capital to sustain their businesses financially for more than 5 years. The study's framework, the strategic management theory, was applied to determine the most effective approaches for the small businesses. Face-to-face interviews with 6 recruited SBOs were performed. A ...


Corporate Social Responsibility In The Ghanaian Mining Industry, Frank Boateng 2017 Walden University

Corporate Social Responsibility In The Ghanaian Mining Industry, Frank Boateng

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Gold mining communities in Ghana have experienced destruction of vegetation, water pollution, and soil contamination by activities of mining due to rapid growth and dependency on mining of natural resources within the catchment areas of the mining activities. These circumstances with repercussions of corruption and inefficient management of corporate social responsibility places organizational goals above the community and the nation. These setbacks necessitate the successful practice of corporate social responsibility to benefit stakeholders within mining communities. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between corporate social responsibility, environmental policies, and community complaints, and the fiduciary responsibility to ...


Jet Fuel Hedging And Modern Financial Theory In The U.S. Airline Industry, Brandon Lee Schweitzer 2017 Walden University

Jet Fuel Hedging And Modern Financial Theory In The U.S. Airline Industry, Brandon Lee Schweitzer

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

To counter the problem of the volatility of jet fuel prices within the United States, many financial managers of U.S. airlines use hedging as a financial tool to mitigate the risk of exposure to market price volatility. However, their efforts often lead to financial distress for their airlines. The purpose of this qualitative grounded theory study was to explore U.S. airline managers' use of financial hedging to reduce the risk of exposure from the volatility of jet fuel prices. The conceptual framework was Simkowitz's theory of modern finance, which concerns debt policy, dividend policy, and investment policy ...


The Relationship Between Corporate Governance And Organizational Performance In Nigerian Companies, Toyin Ishola Lasisi 2017 Walden University

The Relationship Between Corporate Governance And Organizational Performance In Nigerian Companies, Toyin Ishola Lasisi

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The growing lack of confidence in public companies arises from the recent accounting scandals and corporate collapses, which have been attributed to the consequences of separation of ownership and control in modern firms. Agency theory predicts a conflict of interest between managers and shareholders that leads to agency costs and weak performance. This study used agency, stakeholders', and stewardship theories as the theoretical framework and multiple regression analysis to examine the relationship between corporate governance mechanisms and organizational performance in nonfinancial firms listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The results of the study could help clarify understanding of corporate governance ...


Strategies In Mitigating Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Risk, Godfred Adomako 2017 Walden University

Strategies In Mitigating Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Risk, Godfred Adomako

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

In the fiscal year 2014, approximately 1,337 health care providers lost their provider license to Medicare/Medicaid fraud. Out of the 1,318 criminal convictions reported by the U.S. Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU), 395 (30%) were home health care aides who claimed to have rendered services not provided. The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore licensed and certified home health care business managers' strategies to mitigate Medicare/Medicaid fraud risk. A purposive sampling of 9 business managers and chief executive officers from 3 licensed and certified home health care businesses in Franklin County, Ohio ...


Budget Planning, Budget Control, Business Age, And Financial Performance In Small Businesses, Tracy A. Foster 2017 Walden University

Budget Planning, Budget Control, Business Age, And Financial Performance In Small Businesses, Tracy A. Foster

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Over 390,000 businesses failed in the United States in 2014. The primary cause for most business failures is poor planning, and budgets are a primary means of planning. The purpose of this correlational study was to examine to what extent, if any, budget planning, budget control, and the age of the business significantly predict financial performance in small businesses. The target population consisted of small business leaders in the Midwest. Churchill and Lewis's theory on the relative importance of selected management factors of small businesses through 5 stages of development formed the theoretical framework for this study. Data ...


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