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A Series Of Case Studies In Financial Reporting, Nicholas Fenske 2020 University of Mississippi

A Series Of Case Studies In Financial Reporting, Nicholas Fenske

Honors Theses

The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and the Patterson School of Accountancy allow honors accounting students an “alternate route” for fulfillment of their thesis requirement. A structured class is held, with a series of twelve case studies assigned over the course of two semesters. The content of the case studies varies, but each involves a final product consisting of a thorough analysis and response relevant to the topic at hand. On other weeks, we hear from invited accounting professionals; and in lieu of a traditional defense, we participate in two separate case competitions which require intense team preparations and presentations ...


A Comprehensive Review Of Accounting Through Case Studies, Adam Weekley 2020 University of Mississippi

A Comprehensive Review Of Accounting Through Case Studies, Adam Weekley

Honors Theses

The following thesis includes my responses to a variety of case studies discussing the fundamental principles of accounting. These are in line with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This thesis displays the application of a variety of said accounting principles to specific companies and how these principles apply to the decisions firms make every year. Throughout the 2018-2019 school year, under the direction of Dr. Victoria Dickinson, these cases were thoroughly completed and reviewed in accordance with the requirements of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.


A Case By Case Study Of Accounting Fundamentals, Shane Ferrero 2020 University of Mississippi

A Case By Case Study Of Accounting Fundamentals, Shane Ferrero

Honors Theses

Accountancy attempts to capture and record business activities with a treatment as reflective of economic realities as possible. The dynamic nature of the business world results in accounting standards being an evolving set of rules with various considerations necessary. The case studies examined for the purpose of this thesis looked into many of these considerations to exemplify how the field of accounting manages to recognize and manage complicated business transactions. For the purposes of gathering cases, case studies were sourced from academia from the University of Mississippi as well as other institutions. The dissection of the case studies provided a ...


Financial Reporting Principles And Accounting Concepts: A Collection Of Case Studies, Caroline McLeod 2020 University of Mississippi

Financial Reporting Principles And Accounting Concepts: A Collection Of Case Studies, Caroline Mcleod

Honors Theses

The following thesis is a collection of solutions to case studies related to various financial accounting and reporting standards in agreement with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as set forth by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. In alignment with the topics learned in Intermediate Financial Accounting, each case focuses on a unique area of financial reporting along with application relevant to real world companies. The thesis demonstrates an understanding of accounting principles, financial statement preparation and analysis, and current accountancy topics. The case studies were completed under the direction of Dr. Victoria Dickinson in fulfillment of the requirements for the University ...


A Study Of Financial Accounting Principles Through Analysis Of Case Studies, John Parker Crane 2020 University of Mississippi

A Study Of Financial Accounting Principles Through Analysis Of Case Studies, John Parker Crane

Honors Theses

This thesis is a compilation of twelve case studies performed throughout the 2018-2019 academic year under the direction of Dr. Vicki Dickinson. Each case study focuses on an aspect of the accounting world ranging from the current shift to data analytics to various financial accounting principles.


Fundamental Principles Of Accounting: A Case Analysis, Benjamin Bradford 2020 University of Mississippi

Fundamental Principles Of Accounting: A Case Analysis, Benjamin Bradford

Honors Theses

The following thesis examines twelve case studies in financial accounting standards in order to develop a more thorough understanding of public accounting procedures. Each case focuses on a different topic in public accounting, including accounting standards, accounting principles, accounting theory, financial statement preparation, or financial analysis. The case studies included within this thesis demonstrate an understanding of financial standards in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), financial statement preparation, financial analysis, and current issues in accountancy. These case studies were completed under the direction of Dr. Victoria Dickinson in fulfillment of the requirements of the University of Mississippi, Sally ...


A Comprehensive Study Of Accounting Principles And Applications Through Analysis Of Case Studies, Guy Freeman 2020 University of Mississippi

A Comprehensive Study Of Accounting Principles And Applications Through Analysis Of Case Studies, Guy Freeman

Honors Theses

The following thesis is a compilation of case studies that provide a detailed analysis of various financial accounting standards in agreement with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as governed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. In concurrence with the topics learned in the Patterson School of Accountancy program, each case focuses on a separate subject of financial reporting through application within specific corporations and dissertations. This thesis explores understanding of accounting principles, financial statement preparation and analysis, current accounting topics, and real-life application for a career in public accounting. Additionally, the thesis work incorporated knowledge from studies in other coursework, such ...


An Analysis Of Case Studies Related To Financial Accounting Concepts And Methods, Alexander Watkins 2020 University of Mississippi

An Analysis Of Case Studies Related To Financial Accounting Concepts And Methods, Alexander Watkins

Honors Theses

Abstract

Alexander Pierce Watkins: An Analysis of Case Studies Related to the Field of Financial Reporting in Accounting

(Under the Direction of Dr. Victoria Dickenson)

The following thesis provides answers and descriptions to questions posed in various case studies that have to do with financial accounting,. The cases generally cover topics such as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, how specific fictional or real companies have navigated their complexities, the student’s takeaway from the material, and a technical real-life application. Taking Intermediate Financial Accounting in conjunction with the completion of these cases allowed us to gain a deeper understanding of the ...


Case Studies In Financial Accounting, Ian Ulmer 2020 University of Mississippi

Case Studies In Financial Accounting, Ian Ulmer

Honors Theses

The following thesis is intended to examine topics currently faced by accountants in the profession, in the areas of both technical proficiency and ethical theory, with an eye towards addressing potential areas of interest for accountants in the coming years. These case studies consist of established academic cases that use issues encountered and documented by several of the largest companies in the world to teach accounting theory, as well as cases in development by faculty of the Patterson School. These cases are designed to allow students to apply their previously theoretical knowledge of GAAP to case studies that document real-world ...


Principles Of Accounting And Financial Reporting: A Case Study Compilation, Olivia Duke 2020 University of Mississippi

Principles Of Accounting And Financial Reporting: A Case Study Compilation, Olivia Duke

Honors Theses

The following case studies are a demonstration of knowledge regarding proper accounting procedures in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as set by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). This thesis examines the various treatments of different areas of accounting as well as how a good accountant should carry himself or herself in the professional environment. Each case study presents a different set of solutions regarding various concepts crucial to the understanding of accounting as a subject that with which professionals should be familiar upon entering the workplace. The case studies were completed under the direction of Dr. Victoria ...


A Study Of Financial Reporting Principles Through Analysis Of Case Studies, Daniel Cooper Hoskins 2020 University of Mississippi

A Study Of Financial Reporting Principles Through Analysis Of Case Studies, Daniel Cooper Hoskins

Honors Theses

The following thesis provides twelve solutions to case studies on various financial accounting standards. These standards are in agreement with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as set forth by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). In conjunction with the topics learned in Intermediate Financial Accounting I and II, each case focuses on a separate area of financial reporting. Each area is then applied and analyzed within a specific company. The thesis displays understanding of major accounting principles, financial statement preparation and analysis, and current topics in accounting. The case studies were completed with the direction of Dr. Victoria Dickinson under ...


A Comprehensive Analysis Of Concepts And Methodologies In Public Accounting, Lauren Eickholz 2020 University of Mississippi

A Comprehensive Analysis Of Concepts And Methodologies In Public Accounting, Lauren Eickholz

Honors Theses

The following thesis is comprised of twelve case studies pertaining to various accounting concepts and methodologies that are currently impacting the public accounting industry. In conjunction with the topics learned in financial accounting courses, the cases focuses on various individual areas of financial reporting, often through application to specific companies and real-world situations. In addition, two individual cases evaluate specific career paths in the public accounting industry, focusing specifically on the campus recruiting process and evaluating potential cities to complete internships and start a full-time career. Combined, these cases display a comprehensive understanding of accounting principles, financial statement preparation and ...


An Analysis On Applications Of Contemporary Financial Accounting Topics, Audrey M. Dames 2020 University of Mississippi

An Analysis On Applications Of Contemporary Financial Accounting Topics, Audrey M. Dames

Honors Theses

This thesis is composed of twelve independent case studies, each focusing on a different topic in financial accounting. These cases were completed over the course of a year under the instruction of Dr. Dickinson through the Honors Accountancy Independent Study course. To develop this thesis, I examined the information provided in every case study and performed independent research to analyze each unique accounting topic. In addition to independent analysis, the cases were reviewed in collaboration with other students in the Independent Study course, promoting discussion of varying opinions on contemporary accounting theories. The subject matter of the cases ranged from ...


An Analysis Of Accounting Principles As Seen Through Case Studies, Brooke Baumgardner 2020 University of Mississippi

An Analysis Of Accounting Principles As Seen Through Case Studies, Brooke Baumgardner

Honors Theses

This document represents the work done over the course of a year under the direction of Dr. Victoria Dickinson in Professional Research and Development Thesis Program at the University of Mississippi. The purpose of this program is to allow students who plan to work in a professional field to complete a thesis which is more applicable to their future endeavors than a traditional thesis. The twelve case studies that are completed and represented within this thesis were chosen to cover a variety of accounting topics that are similar to what students entering this field will see on a day-to-day basis ...


The Data Revolution: An Examination Of The Use Of Scouting And Analytics In Major League Baseball Front Offices, Eleanor Weller 2020 University of Mississippi

The Data Revolution: An Examination Of The Use Of Scouting And Analytics In Major League Baseball Front Offices, Eleanor Weller

Honors Theses

The area of study for this thesis is the use and optimization of the sub-departments within the larger baseball operations department in Major League Baseball front offices. The research is divided into the history of the two major units—scouting and analytics. This background is followed by an investigation of the balance between them. Information for this analysis was obtained through secondary research, primarily articles for online journals and previously conducted interviews with front office personnel. I have also included some of my own work, which was completed during the summer of 2019. The findings of the analysis are that ...


The 2017 Tax Cuts And Jobs Act: Analyzing Its Financial Impact On Division I Universities, Judge Nash McWithey 2020 University of Mississippi

The 2017 Tax Cuts And Jobs Act: Analyzing Its Financial Impact On Division I Universities, Judge Nash Mcwithey

Honors Theses

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has had a substantial impact in the United States since its inception in 2017. This tax code overhaul has had a profound effect on the way Division I universities operate their athletic department operations and fundraising efforts. By creating new channels of federal tax revenues and eliminating deductions, such as the “80/20” premium seating deduction that has been used by universities, athletic programs have already begun to see a shift in how they must operate. This modification is done in order to avoid any major repercussions from the new tax code. This thesis ...


An Analysis Of The Skill Sets Needed To Be Successful In Nonprofit Public Relations, Hannah Williamson 2020 University of Mississippi

An Analysis Of The Skill Sets Needed To Be Successful In Nonprofit Public Relations, Hannah Williamson

Honors Theses

The public relations industry is ever-changing, as it evolves to adapt to societal changes. Technological advancements and social media have largely contributed to changes in the way public relations professionals attempt to reach their target publics. In fact, research shows many public relations professionals do not think the term “public relations” will accurately define the work they will be doing in the near future. As the industry changes, the job duties of public relations professionals adapt as well.

This study researched the public relations industry to understand what skill sets professionals should possess in order to be successful. The study ...


Producing Thacker Jr. A Guidebook To Production & Reflections Of A Student Director, Ava Street 2020 University of Mississippi

Producing Thacker Jr. A Guidebook To Production & Reflections Of A Student Director, Ava Street

Honors Theses

This narrative documents a student’s preparation and execution of the children’s music and literature program entitled, Thacker Jr. Radio Hour. The author documents and analyzes experiences over the course of two academic years preparing and producing the program. The author describes the process of production including content creation, marketing, budgeting, fundraising, and casting. The author recounts and reflects upon her experience in the role of Thacker Jr. Executive Director and her desire to create student-centric arts programming. Finally, the author evaluates the immediate impact of the program on the LOU community and predicts how her experience will shape ...


Utilizing The Product Development Process To Bring An Idea From Concept To Production, Sydney Ferguson, Jackson Sneed 2020 University of Mississippi

Utilizing The Product Development Process To Bring An Idea From Concept To Production, Sydney Ferguson, Jackson Sneed

Honors Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to document and discuss the five-stage product development process starting with defining a problem and resulting in manufacturing a final product for sale as it was implemented in the Portable Fire Pit Center for Manufacturing Excellence Senior Capstone Project. This project was carried out over the course of the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters by a team consisting of three Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering majors and two Undergraduate Accountancy majors. The ultimate goal of the project was to carry out a full production run of the Portable Fire Pit outputting fifteen units meeting retail ...


Case Studies Of Accounting Concepts And Principles, Jones Albritton 2020 University of Mississippi

Case Studies Of Accounting Concepts And Principles, Jones Albritton

Honors Theses

The following thesis contains solutions to case studies performed on various accounting standards in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, GAAP. Each case study focuses on a different area of financial reporting with some focusing on the principles and others on the documentation. The case studies were done in conjunction with topics learned during the Intermediate Financial Accounting class. The thesis shows understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles as well as current accounting topics in accordance with GAAP. The case studies were performed under the guidance of Victoria Dickenson and the Patterson School of Accounting in the Accy 420 ...


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