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Strategic Audit

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Deloitte U.S. Strategic Analysis, Lucy Bazis Dec 2022

Deloitte U.S. Strategic Analysis, Lucy Bazis

Honors Theses

Deloitte is a well-known public accounting firm that provides various services, such as audit, tax, and consulting. This analysis assesses the external forces affecting Deloitte utilizing a PESTEL analysis, the industry forces utilizing a Porter’s Five Forces analysis, the current strategy, competitive advantages, and the resources of capabilities of the firm. Based on the assessment, this paper gives strategic recommendations to remain the top of the accounting industry.


Workiva Strategic Audit, Rose Pilakowski Dec 2022

Workiva Strategic Audit, Rose Pilakowski

Honors Theses

Workiva is a software development company that simplifies complex reports for companies in over 180 countries around the world. Within a controlled, secure, audit-ready platform, Workiva customers connect critical business data directly with their source systems. This paper will analyze Workiva to help understand how it utilizes its platform to gain and sustain competitive advantages in the software and accounting environments. After completing an analysis of Workiva and its industry, I found that Workiva currently sits at an advantageous position in relation to its competitors, but still has room to grow in holding the lead above them.


Northern Natural Gas Company Strategic Audit, Morgan Reinecke Nov 2022

Northern Natural Gas Company Strategic Audit, Morgan Reinecke

Honors Theses

Northern Natural Gas Company is a natural gas interstate pipeline company owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. A strategic audit of the company was conducted by analyzing external and internal factors affecting the future of the company. The transportation industry macro environment was assessed using PESTEL analysis. The competitive environment of the industry was evaluated using Porter’s Five Forces. Northern Natural Gas Company differentiates itself from competitors by its position in the market and its competitive advantages of having an extensive pipeline network, a reputation for reliability, and high-quality customer service. To maintain a sustainable competitive advantage, Northern Natural Gas Company …


A Strategic Audit Of Hasbro, William Weiner, Amanda Fuechtmann, Avery Smith, Michaela Webb, Zach Buhman Oct 2022

A Strategic Audit Of Hasbro, William Weiner, Amanda Fuechtmann, Avery Smith, Michaela Webb, Zach Buhman

Honors Theses

This strategic audit dives into ten components of Hasbro’s strategic management. The first component discusses Hasbro’s history and current strategic leadership. This is followed by an analysis of the impacts of its external and internal environment. Next, the audit examines Hasbro’s recent performance and competition it faces in the Toy Wholesaling industry. The sixth, seventh, and eighth components consider different levels of strategy that Hasbro pursues. Lastly, the strategic audit considers Hasbro’s corporate governance and its organizational structure and controls.

Overall, we conclude that Hasbro is a mature company in a slow-growing industry. Its ability to translate its iconic and …