Financial Reporting Standards and Techniques Through Case Analyses

Marquart, Alexandria (2019) Financial Reporting Standards and Techniques Through Case Analyses. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Victoria Dickinson from Accountancy, The University of Mississippi.


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During my time at the University of Mississippi, I joined The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (SMBHC) through the junior year entry program, while studying accountancy in The Patterson School of Accountancy. The opportunities provided by the SMBHC were endless, including the option of completing an alternate thesis. The alternate thesis truly changed the direction of my career and success in my accounting academic courses. On a bi-weekly basis for one academic year, I researched and analyzed twelve unique case studies to further my knowledge of accounting principles and standards. These cases helped me explore the unique challenges that arise throughout different clients in the work environment and showed me how to determine a reasonable solution for these issues. Every week without a case, I was granted the opportunity to build relationships with accounting firms and professionals throughout the world. Dr. Dickenson encouraged students to connect with the professionals and attend case competitions, while challenging our minds throughout the cases. This course, the Honors College, and Dr. Dickenson all allowed me to connect with firm employees and recruiters on a more specialized, one-on-one basis, and ultimately led me to an internship and future career at KPMG in the St. Louis, Missouri office. Throughout my internship, I was able to grasp many of concepts discussed as results of the following case studies. My performance and understanding led me to accept a full time job with KPMG and further my academic career at the Patterson School of Accountancy’s Data and Analytics Master’s Program.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Marquart, Alexandria
Student's Degree Program(s): B.Accy in Accountancyc
Thesis Advisor: Victoria Dickinson
Thesis Advisor's Department: Accountancy
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
Depositing User: Alexandria Marquart
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 21:00
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 21:00

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