A Discussion of Accounting and Financial Reporting Topics

Mixon, Catharine (2019) A Discussion of Accounting and Financial Reporting Topics. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Victoria Dickinson from Accountancy, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This thesis consists of a series of 12 separate case studies completed during my 2017-2018 school year. Each case was completed separately in an Honors Accounting 420 class that was intended to guide honors accounting students through the completion of the thesis process. Each case study focuses on a separate accounting reporting topic so that a more in depth and better understanding of the accounting procedures is achieved. The cases followed accounting topics that were separately reflected by chapters in the intermediate accounting textbook, therefore the majority of questions were answered using the intermediate accounting textbook. The Honors 420 class worked along side the intermediate accounting curriculum, therefore the cases due usually dealt with topics that were currently being covered simultaneously in intermediate. Therefore the understanding of accounting topics learned in intermediate are reflected throughout the entirety of this thesis. The skills I have acquired in completing this thesis will be beneficial as I engage in a career in the accountancy world. For one, this thesis has taught me critical thinking skills on accountancy and financial reporting topics. Writing this thesis pushed me to dig deeper into financial reporting questions by understanding why something happens and how it affects the related financial statements. Writing this thesis also taught me time management skills. Junior year of college requires the most hours to be put into classwork, therefore writing a thesis on top of that requires planning. This is a skill that is necessary to be successful in the working world.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Mixon, Catharine
Student's Degree Program(s): B.Accy in Accountancy
Thesis Advisor: Victoria Dickinson
Thesis Advisor's Department: Accountancy
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Depositing User: Catharine Mixon
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 18:50
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 18:50
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/1471

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