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What steps are in the value chain for vegetables grown and sold by Dussel Farm?

Dussel Farm Feed Store is a family owned and operated farm and store that has been in the Dussel family since 1948. It grows and sells a wide variety of produce, including vegetables and fruits. In addition to the produce, Dussel operates a feed store. Each year, it plants a variety of vegetables, such as […]

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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 professional accounting certifications might an accountant earn?

In the United Stated, accountants have a variety of certifications from which to choose to enhance their skill sets and further their career prospects. Some of these certifications are: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) View a quick tutorial video […]

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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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A financial statement analysis mini-dashboard for a quick data analytics exercise

Looking for a quick data analytics exercise for financial statement analysis in an introductory accounting class? You can give your students the link for this financial statement analysis dashboard and then ask a series of questions. There is no software for students to install; the dashboard is hosted on Tableau Public and can be accessed […]

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How does Amazon’s stock buyback impact its earnings per share and balance sheet?

In March 2022, Amazon’s board of directors authorized it to buy back up to $10 billion of its stock. The stock buyback will take place over a multi-year period. Amazon may not buy back the full $10 billion of its stock; the board’s authorization is simply the maximum amount of stock that can be repurchased. […]

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A job cost mini-dashboard for a quick data analytics exercise

Looking for a quick data analytics exercise for introductory managerial accounting? You can give your students the link for this job cost analysis dashboard and then ask a series of questions. There is no software for students to install; the dashboard is hosted on Tableau Public and can be accessed by anyone with the link […]

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How does Nordstrom’s dividend announcement impact its balance sheet?

Nordstrom, Inc., is a luxury department store chain headquartered in Seattle, Washington. It was founded in 1901 as a shoe store. It would begin selling clothes more than sixty years later in 1967. Its stock ticker symbol, JWN, represents the initials of Nordstrom’s founder, John W. Nordstrom. Nordstrom had a history of declaring dividends regularly […]

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What impact does the rising cost of avocados have on Wholly Guacamole’s variances?

The cost of avocados is rising. For example, the price of a 20-pound box of avocados from the state of Avocado prices from Michoacán state in Mexico has jumped to $38 from $21, which is an 81% increase. The current price of avocados is the highest price on record in data that goes back to […]

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How will Chipotle recognize the costs of Chippy, its tortilla-chip-making robot?

Chipotle is currently testing Chippy, a robot that makes tortilla chips. Chippy makes the chips less than perfect so that they appear to be made by a human. Customers are used to finding a chip with a little more salt or a little extra lime, so Chippy is making those subtle variations in the chips. […]

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