This course in accounting research provides students with an in-depth examination of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and acceptable alternative reporting practices. Through comprehensive case studies, students will develop the research application skills necessary to analyze and make decisions regarding accounting reporting dilemmas in for-profit and not-for-profit companies.
Differentiate between governmental and financial reporting.
Compare and contrast for-profit and not-for-profit reporting guidance.
Relate the implications of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to the auditing environment.
Identify the risk and liability factors in financial statement audits.
Tax Planning and Research
Formulate tax-planning advice.
Conduct tax research.
Management Decision-Based Accounting
Recommend a course of action based on financial performance.
Critique non-financial performance measures.
Determine the impact of international accounting standards on business decisions.
Advanced Financial Accounting Topics
Interpret financial statements for business decisions.
Describe the development of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Conduct accounting research using the FASB Codification System.
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