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Firm-Level Analysis Of The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act On Capital Expenditures, Mason Westphal May 2021

Firm-Level Analysis Of The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act On Capital Expenditures, Mason Westphal

Accounting Undergraduate Honors Theses

This study investigates the firm-level consequences to capital expenditure levels from the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). It theorized that favorable tax provisions in the TCJA would cause firms to increase their levels of capital expenditures. To test this hypothesis, the study analyzed the capital expenditure levels of public firms from 1986-2019 controlling for factors such as national gross domestic product (GDP) growth and used a dummy variable of reporting periods after 2018 to represent the effects of the TCJA. In contrast to the original hypothesis, the results demonstrate that the TCJA had a ...


Otter Tail Corporation, Heather Strese Dec 2020

Otter Tail Corporation, Heather Strese

Dissertations, Theses, and Projects

In my valuation model I gathered Otter Tail Corporation’s financial statements, historical and industry data, public information and ratio analysis from Mergent Online, Yahoo Finance and Otter Tail Corporation’s 2018 annual report. I discount the expected free cash flows at the WACC and estimate that Otter Tail Corporation’s stock is price is at USD 56.36 per share as of November 1st, 2019, given the small difference between my estimated price per share and the current price per share in the market, and consistent with the EV/EBITDA multiple, I recommend a HOLD on the stock ...


The Impact Of Fake News On Company Value: Evidence From Tesla And Galena Biopharma, David D. Parsons Dec 2020

The Impact Of Fake News On Company Value: Evidence From Tesla And Galena Biopharma, David D. Parsons

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Building Professional Development Through The Research Of Financial Accounting, Amanda Starrett Aug 2020

Building Professional Development Through The Research Of Financial Accounting, Amanda Starrett

Honors Theses

The following work is compiled from twelve cases assigned by Dr. Victoria Dickinson over the course of an academic year. The program used in creating this work was designed to enhance students’ professionalism and enhance their exposure to real world examples of accounting methods. Each case provided different outlooks on accounting standards and provided the opportunity to examine specific issues regarding financial statements. Public accountants face a wide variety of problems when working with clients; learning from real world situations, students are able to create a better understanding of what challenges may await them in their future careers. By the ...


A Comprehensive Analysis Of Accounting Topics Through Case Studies, Grant M. Rudow Jul 2020

A Comprehensive Analysis Of Accounting Topics Through Case Studies, Grant M. Rudow

Honors Theses

The following thesis is a combination of twelve accounting case studies that were presented as curriculum in the Accounting 420 class. Each case contains a different topic and demonstrates a deep analysis in accounting theory and the current industry, in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles set by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. This thesis demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of core accounting principles and standards, and their relation to academia and industry practice. The case studies were completed under the direction of Dr. Victoria Dickinson in fulfillment of the requirements for The University of Mississippi, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors ...


The Fundamentals Of Financial Accounting: A Compilation Of Case Studies, Grace Anne Harlan May 2020

The Fundamentals Of Financial Accounting: A Compilation Of Case Studies, Grace Anne Harlan

Honors Theses

Financial accounting encompasses many topics such as different accounting methods, ethical practices, financial reporting, and more. Dr. Victoria Dickinson assigned students twelve case studies, each covering a different category of financial reporting, including case studies about accounting methods, accounting standards, and financial statements. The cases are designed to help students understand real examples, think critically to solve problems, and develop strong research and collaboration skills. At the conclusion of this course, students had an improved technical knowledge of accounting and a better understanding of the importance of proper financial accounting methods. The knowledge learned will continue to benefit students in ...


Microtransactions: Redefining Revenue In The Videogame Industry, Peter Christensen May 2020

Microtransactions: Redefining Revenue In The Videogame Industry, Peter Christensen

Marriott Student Review

Microtransactions. Hated. Loved. Adored. The fundamental base of the video game industry, microtransactions have been the eye of the storm for video game controversy. In this article, author Peter Christensen analyzes the conflicting views, and proposes a solution forward.


Financial Examinations, F. W. Thorton May 2020

Financial Examinations, F. W. Thorton

Guides, Handbooks and Manuals

No abstract provided.


“For Richer Or Poorer” Impact Of Marriage On Career Outcomes By Kaden Lefevre, Kaden Lefevre May 2020

“For Richer Or Poorer” Impact Of Marriage On Career Outcomes By Kaden Lefevre, Kaden Lefevre

Marriott Student Review

Discussion of affects of marriage on career outcomes.


Six Steps To Starting A Successful Business, Chandler Allen May 2020

Six Steps To Starting A Successful Business, Chandler Allen

Marriott Student Review

For anyone who is interested in starting their own business, Chandler Allen provides a clear and concise overview outlining how successful startups are founded and managed. We all know that entrepreneurship is risky and that startups often fail, but following Allen’s formula can help entrepreneurs avoid potential pitfalls and achieve sought-after success in just six steps.


Three Solutions To Your Audit Lag Problems, Joseph Knighton May 2020

Three Solutions To Your Audit Lag Problems, Joseph Knighton

Marriott Student Review

Audit lags are a problem. In this article, Joseph Knighton lays out three factors CPA firms can consider to reduce their lags.


What's The Big Idea With Alternative Lending?, Rebekah Jensen May 2020

What's The Big Idea With Alternative Lending?, Rebekah Jensen

Marriott Student Review

Alternative lending is a growing phenomenon that is replacing the traditional way of acquiring loans from banks. They are especially popular with small businesses seeking funds to get started. Read this article to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of alternative lending to determine whether it is the best option for you.


A Compilation Of Accounting Case Studies, Richard Brohaugh May 2020

A Compilation Of Accounting Case Studies, Richard Brohaugh

Honors Theses

This thesis compiles twelve case studies provided by Dr. Victoria Dickinson. Each of these cases, which were performed over the course of the 2018-2019 academic year, presented accounting problems that used both fictional and real-world situations to provide an experiential approach to learning. These cases presented numerous types of business problems and challenged me to better understand the various dimensions of accountancy, ranging from data analytics to banking and finance. The procedures used to gather solutions and data for each of the cases were unique, but for each case, I was able to learn how to research potential issues and ...


A Compilation Of Case Studies On Modern Issues And Applications Of Accounting, Tyler Butler May 2020

A Compilation Of Case Studies On Modern Issues And Applications Of Accounting, Tyler Butler

Honors Theses

Over the academic year spanning from 2018 to 2019, I attained knowledge of the accounting profession and applications of accounting techniques that have arisen from modern needs in the professional world. Having since spent the summer working as an accountant for a private construction company, I have been able to apply the knowledge in a real-world setting. For the thesis requirement, I thoroughly completed case studies on a variety of topics related to accounting. Each of the sections have been completed in case format with attention to readability and thoughtful presentation of information. Every case began with a problem to ...


A Comprehensive Analysis Of The Accounting Environment And Procedures Through A Series Of Case Studies, Ryan Mccarty May 2020

A Comprehensive Analysis Of The Accounting Environment And Procedures Through A Series Of Case Studies, Ryan Mccarty

Honors Theses

The following thesis is a culmination of twelve case studies completed throughout the academic year of 2018-2019 under the direction of Dr. Victoria Dickinson, as a requirement of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and completion of the ACCY 420 course. Each case study is independent of the next, and is an in-depth response to questions and theories that are found outside of this document. Each analysis is accomplished by myself alone and through the studies of Financial, Managerial, and Cost accounting courses in my career at the University of Mississippi. The thesis is intended to analyze accounting procedures and ...


A Compilation Of Case Studies Focusing On Financial Reporting Issues, Haydn Brown May 2020

A Compilation Of Case Studies Focusing On Financial Reporting Issues, Haydn Brown

Honors Theses

The following thesis is a compilation of case studies that focuses on various financial reporting and accounting topics. Each case addresses different topics using real world examples of specific companies. The thesis demonstrates the understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and was completed under the supervision of Victoria Dickinson to satisfy the requirements for the University of Mississippi, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, and Patterson School of Accountancy, and ACCY 420 course in the 2018-2019 academic year.


An Examination Of Accountancy Case Studies, Joshua Cathey May 2020

An Examination Of Accountancy Case Studies, Joshua Cathey

Honors Theses

This thesis explores topics that are relevant to the profession of accounting, specific to the experience of a young professional in public accounting. Topics vary from exploration of tools used to analyze data, research into which city would be a good place to start a career, as well as relevant regulatory legal issues. The cases required a mixture of research as well as problem solving to obtain an understanding of the issues at hand. This research aided my ability to perform in front of accounting professionals at case studies that were hosted on campus. Through this research I decided on ...


A Series Of Case Studies In Financial Reporting, Nicholas Fenske May 2020

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 May 2020

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 May 2020

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 May 2020

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 May 2020

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 May 2020

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 May 2020

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 May 2020

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 May 2020

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 May 2020

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 May 2020

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 May 2020

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 May 2020

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 ...