Honors Theses

Date of Award

Summer 8-1-2020

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Victoria Dickinson

Relational Format



This thesis consists of twelve individual case studies that analyze issues and topics related to the current financial accounting landscape. These cases take a practical and professional look at financial accounting the real current world, using technical understanding that has been gained throughout the coursework of the Bachelors of Accountancy major as well as professional skepticism and judgement to assess the situations. All of these cases were facilitated by the Patterson School of Accountancy over a year long period. These cases pertain to recent accounting changes such as pensions, the financial implications of recent scandals such as the BP oil spill, and recent evolutions in the climate of financial accounting such as advancements in technology due to data analytics tools. Research tools and data were partially provided in some cases whereas others required outside sources and research.

Included in

Accounting Commons



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