Honors Theses

Date of Award

2019

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Department

Accountancy

First Advisor

Victoria Dickinson

Relational Format

Dissertation/Thesis

Abstract

This paper serves as an investigation and analysis of the financial reporting practices of publicly traded companies, in addition to addressing a number of other selected accounting topics. This was accomplished through the analysis of a number of accounting case studies. Each of these studies addresses a specific topic related to financial reporting such as the accounting for income taxes, the treatment of plant property and equipment, and the treatment of investments in securities. The cases provide background related to the topic and organization(s) discussed as well present a series of questions which guide in the discussion and analysis of the specific topic presented. This hands-on problem solving, using the actual financial statements of real publicly traded companies, allows for a more comprehensive understanding of the topics addressed than would otherwise be possible through the typical accountancy course work alone.

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Accounting Commons

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