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For my thesis, I completed twelve case studies to analyze common accounting concepts with real companies and scenarios. Over two semesters, I was given the cases by Dr. Victoria Dickinson in a course specifically designed by the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. The purpose of the course and this thesis is to gain a better understanding of various accounting topics in respect to the current U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). The case study titles are broad but each case take an in-depth discussion into specific areas with the use of short answers, calculations, and journal entries. Some topics, such as a financial statement analysis, examine the financial statements as a whole. While other topics, such as accounts receivable, discuss specific financial statement accounts in detail. Other miscellaneous topics in this collection include deferred income tax and data analytics. By working through these cases, I improved my accounting knowledge and skills significantly. I felt more prepared throughout my audit internship due to what I learned during the course. Now with the completion of this thesis, I feel more prepared to start full-time as an audit associate. I believe readers will also develop a better understanding of these accounting concepts.
Brunette, Rachel, "Accounting Principles: A Collection of Case Studies" (2019). Honors Theses. 1033.