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How does Apple’s dividend declaration affect its liabilities?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:APPL) recently had a dividend announcement. The announcement read: Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) on 10/28/2021 declared a dividend of $0.2200 per share payable on November 11, 2021 to shareholders of record as of November 08, 2021. Questions On which date will Apple record a liability for the dividend? On which date will Apple pay […]

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What impact does Target’s dividend announcement have on its balance sheet?

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) recently made a dividend announcement. The announcement read: MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The board of directors of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has declared a quarterly dividend of 90 cents per common share. The dividend is payable December 10, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business November 17, 2021. The 4th quarter dividend will be the company’s 217th […]

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How would a nail-painting robot impact a hotel spa’s cost behavior and operating leverage?

Clockwork, a startup in San Francisco, has built a robot that paints nails in under ten minutes. This video shows the nail painting robot in action. The robot has a 3D camera with which it takes pictures of each nail to build a 3D map of the nail. Then the robot’s artificial intelligence system uses […]

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How will the issuance of common stock affect Casper’s current and debt ratios?

Casper Sleep Inc. (NYSE: CSPR) is a mattress company launched in 2014 that has a unique direct-to-consumer business model. It sells its mattresses online and retail showrooms. Its mattresses are made from a variety of foams and have been popular with consumers. In November 2021, Casper announced that it is seeking to raise $50 million […]

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

Note from Wendy: This case is the fourth of the four interactive Excel dashboard cases I created around the Jubilee Superstores data set – so if you have been following this blog, you have already seen the prebuilt dashboard in financial accounting project, the constructing a dashboard project for financial accounting, and the prebuilt dashboard […]

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

This new case has students use a prebuilt interactive Excel dashboard to analyze a company’s product contribution margins and segment margins. 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, […]

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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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AICPA webinar on how to introduce data analytics in your course when your students have Chromebooks

Join Kimberly Swanson Church, PhD, Missouri State University, and me as we walk through how to introduce data analytics in your introductory accounting courses using Google Sheets in an AICPA webinar on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, from 4 – 5 pm Eastern. The discussion will include what data analytics is, the impact of analytics on […]

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