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Free webinar: “Low Man on the Totem Pole – How I Became a White-Collar Criminal”

The Akron chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is sponsoring a webinar on white-collar crime – “Low Man on the Totem Pole – How I Became a White-Collar Criminal.” The webinar is on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 6:30 – 8 pm Eastern. Registration is at this link. I cannot emphasize enough what […]

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Would sweetFrog use job costing or process costing in calculating the cost of a customer’s cup of frozen yogurt and toppings?

sweetFrog is a frozen yogurt restaurant franchise with over 300 locations in the United States and several more international locations. Customers select the flavor of frozen yogurt they want and fill their cup from the self-serve machine with the desired amount of the frozen yogurt. Next the customer will proceed to the toppings bar, where […]

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Teaching Tip: How can a Stream Deck help with your synchronous (live online) class sessions?

One of my favorite pieces of hardware for teaching live online is the Stream Deck. The Elgato Stream Deck is a small control panel with 15 customizable physical buttons that be easily set to do a variety of tasks. The Stream Deck plugs into a USB port and will work with Windows or Mac operating […]

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What information can be calculated from Wendy’s 2021 trial balance?

The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is a fast-food chain and is a publicly held corporation. Wendy’s fiscal reporting periods consist of 52 or 53 weeks ending on the Sunday closest to December 31. Wendy’s 2021 fiscal year ended January 2, 2022, and its 2020 fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. To follow is a condensed […]

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What do you think of the new blog post format that includes a tutorial video?

Earlier today, I shared a new blog post (How does Amazon’s stock split impact its stockholders’ equity? link.) In this blog post, I experimented with a new blog post format. I started with the story about Amazon’s stock split as I have done in the past. Next, however, I included a short explanatory video about […]

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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! 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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New! Google Sheets data analytics case for introductory financial accounting available – Kent Cabinet Hardware

This new case is designed to be completed using Google Sheets. The case can be completed by students using Chromebooks. I am really excited to be able to share this case – it is the first one I have created that uses Google Sheets as the software. Read on for details…. Data set background This […]

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