Honors Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Victoria Dickinson

Relational Format



The purpose of this thesis is to address the most commonly accepted accounting methods and principles used in practice and apply them to companies' financial statements. This thesis uses examples from companies' financial statements, management discussion and analysis, 10k reports, quarterly reports, and various other statements in conjunction with a particular topic of financial accounting. This thesis begins by applying accounting principles to specific companies. Certain topics include revenue recognition, the time value of money, tradeable securities, pension plans, and various other topics. Each topic is broken down by a section. Inside these sections will be supporting data, journal entries, and calculations. The format of this thesis is broken down on a case by case application to these specific accounting topics.

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