Date of Award
W. Mark Wilder
This work consists of two portions. The first portion concerns the research, findings, and conclusions regarding various accounting-related topics. These topics include a reflection on the September 11 attacks and their impact on accounting and the United States in general, research on potential places to settle for my future career, an analysis of Pfizer Inc.'s financial performance in 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and an interview with my mother regarding her previous experiences as a business professional. The second portion of this work pertains to several analyses of the Target Corporation from five perspectives. These topics consist of an initial overview of the company and attempts to create audit strategies, tax strategies, advisory strategies, and risk analyses.
With this work's great variety of content, making brief conclusions is difficult. However, the composition of this work enabled a further understanding of the accounting profession and its various attributes, such as tax or audit. The second portion of this work reflects this learning process, complete with its conclusions derived from analyzing financial statements and other materials. The first portion of this work more readily represents fundamentally more personal conclusions and reflections regarding my plans and expectations going forward.
Colley, Caleb, "Personal Thoughts, Reflections, and Accounting" (2023). Honors Theses. 2943.
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