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New! Crossword puzzle to review the accounting cycle

Recently, I surveyed my students and found that most enjoy crossword puzzles. While not every activity will suit every student, I thought it would be a good idea to create some crossword puzzles for review activities. I am going to share those crossword puzzles here on my blog occasionally. The first crossword puzzle I am […]

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What information is provided in Chipotle’s basic 2021 financial statements?

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CGM) is a publicly held corporation with more than $6 billion in assets. To follow are Chipotle’s four basic financial statements for its most recent year, the year ending December 31, 2021.  Please note that all statements have been adapted and condensed for educational use and should not be used […]

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New! Beginning Data Cleaning (ETL) & Analytics Project for Excel: KAT Concession Supply

Just posted this project on the other blog I co-author, Accounting Is Analytics. I am really excited about this project – it introduces accounting students to basic data cleaning and analytics concepts using Excel. Read on for how to request this first beginning level project that uses Excel for data cleaning and analytics. A key […]

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Join me for an AICPA Faculty Hour webinar on January 29, 2021: CPA Update & Excel Dashboards

Join Vikki Nunn, CPA, CITP, and me on Friday, January 29, from 2-3:30PM ET for a free webcast presented by the AICPA. Vikki and I are part of the CPA Evolution Core Curriculum team and during the first part of this webinar, we’ll provide an update on the status of the CPA Evolution Initiative and […]

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New! Constructing an Interactive Excel Dashboard project for introductory financial accounting available

In this new case, students build an interactive Excel dashboard to analyze sales transactions. Students will view tutorial videos for each of the five sections in the project and will use their dashboard to answer the case questions. The case will take students, on average, 60 – 90 minutes to complete. The Teaching Notes for […]

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New! Prebuilt Interactive Excel Dashboard project for introductory financial accounting available

This new case has students use a prebuilt interactive Excel dashboard to analyze sales transactions. This dashboard is ready for students to use; students will view a tutorial video about the case, read the instructions, and use the Excel dashboard to answer the case questions. The case will take, on average, 15 – 20 minutes […]

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What information is provided in Chipotle’s basic financial statements?

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CGM) is a publicly held corporation with more than $5 billion in assets. To follow are Chipotle’s four basic financial statements for its most recent year, the year ending December 31, 2019.  Please note that all statements have been adapted and condensed for educational use and should not be used […]

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Accounting Case Template tool available to build an introductory financial accounting case assignment

Again, as we start a new semester, I wanted to point out the availability of a tool that may be of use in teaching introductory financial accounting. The Accounting Case Template (ACT) is a web tool I designed that allows instructors to quickly build an introductory financial accounting case assignment. A variety of options are provided from […]

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Create Customized Financial Accounting Case Assignments with the Accounting Case Template

Again, as we start the fall semester, I wanted to point out the availability of a tool that may be of use in teaching introductory financial accounting. The Accounting Case Template (ACT) is a web tool I designed that allows instructors to quickly build an introductory financial accounting case assignment. A variety of options are provided from […]

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Data analytics project: Gross profit analysis for introductory financial accounting

This blog post contains a data analytics project that is suitable for introductory financial accounting. The student uses Excel to analyze a data set that contains more than 48,000 records. The data analytics project can be assigned early in the course once the concept of gross profit is reviewed. Overview of project This project uses […]

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