Case Study of Various Financial and Managerial Accounting Issues

Phillips, Thomas J (2019) Case Study of Various Financial and Managerial Accounting Issues. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Victoria Dickinson from Patterson School of Accounting, University of Mississippi.


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This thesis is different from the traditional thesis done for the Honors College. This thesis took place over the course of 2 semesters of classes in Accounting 420. Dr. Vicki Dickinson led this class and helped shape our professional development in the field of accounting. The cases were not the only part of the thesis. Every other week of the class an accounting firm would come visit. They would have a slideshow and guest speaker and discuss accounting related topics that were relevant to the field. Afterwards there was always an opportunity to network with the professionals. There were also two other case studies that each student had to participate in. These case studies were done in a randomized group. These case studies were put on by PWC and KPMG. We all had to speak in front of partners the findings that we came up with that would best help the company we were assigned. This class not only helped my professional development, but also helped boost my recruiting and knowledge in accounting. Being able to meet with the professionals in a relaxed setting was extremely beneficial. All of these cases in some way, shape, or form required an in-depth analysis into a company’s financial statements. The Cases discussed in my thesis are all relevant to major accounting issues. Most of them are pertaining to accounting methods and the differences it has on financial statements. A major benefit of this thesis is getting the ability to look at different industries. I was able to see oil and gas companies all the way to technology companies. This wide variety of clients is hard to find in the professional world because everyone is specialized. This insight will give me a head start for my career as an accountant.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Phillips, Thomas J
Student's Degree Program(s): B.Accy in Accountancy
Thesis Advisor: Victoria Dickinson
Thesis Advisor's Department: Patterson School of Accounting
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Depositing User: Thomas Phillips
Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 19:28
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 19:28

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