Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-6-2022

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Victoria Dickinson

Relational Format



This thesis contains a series of twelve cases covering various accounting and economic concepts, including five cases providing a deeper analysis of Alphabet Inc. in relation to audit, tax, and advisory strategies formed based on public information and the company’s annual financial statements. The case topics were directed by Victoria Dickinson in accordance with the standards set by the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi. A few of the more technical issues covered in this thesis include a discussion on asset measurement practice, the completion of an excel certification course, and the effects of the Financial Crisis of 2008. Personal research topics are also incorporated, such as a comparison of the cost of living in two different cities, the results of an in-depth interview with an experienced accounting professional, and notes on speaker groups from eight major accounting firms.

Included in

Accounting Commons



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