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This site allows you to search for accounting cases. Currently, the site contains all cases published in Issues in Accounting Education, the IMA Educational Case Journal, the Journal of Accounting Education, and Accounting Perspectives. Teaching notes for these cases are available at the American Accounting Association (aaahq.org) and the IMA (www.imanet.org) websites, respectively. Membership in the AAA is required for access to the teaching notes for the Issues in Accounting Education cases. Membership in the IMA is necessary for access to both the case and teaching notes for the IMA Educational Case Journal.

This site was developed by and is maintained by Michael Meyer, Department of Accountancy, Mendoza College of Business and Teresa Meyer, Office of Information Technology of the University of Notre Dame.

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Case List
Accounting Topics

Cases for Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting

The Case of the Almost Identical Twins

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 8, 1993

Authors: Staubus

Industry: None

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Budgeting
Compounding Interest
Future Value
Present Value

Introductory Financial Accounting Instructional Case: Thomas Quinn Manufacturing: Venture Capital Funding For a High-Tech Start-Up Firm

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 11, 1996

Authors: Alciatore, Drake

Industry: Manufacturing

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Cash Vs. Accrual
Matching
Transaction Analysis

The British Petroleum Company

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 11, 1996

Authors: Pincus

Industry: Bp, Oil & Gas

Undergraduate Courses
Intermediate Accounting
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
LIFO Vs. FIFO
Replacement Cost

Christy's Lemonade Stand: an Introduction To Accrual Accounting

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 12, 1997

Authors: Cushing

Industry: Retail, Lemonade Stand

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Cash Vs. Accrual

An Anticipatory Case For Managing Teams and Team Projects

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 14, 1999

Authors: Mcconnell, Sasse

Industry: None

Undergraduate Courses
Accounting Information Systems (AIS)
Advanced Financial Accounting
Auditing/Assurance
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intermediate Accounting
International Accounting
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Not For Profit/Governmental Accounting
Tax Accounting
Accounting Topics
Team Building
Team Dynamics

Baywatch International: a Case Linking Financial Reporting, Business, and User Decisions

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 15, 2000

Authors: Phillips, Morris, Zvinakis

Industry: Manufacturing

Undergraduate Courses
Financial Statement Analysis
Intermediate Accounting
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Contingent Liabilities
Depreciation
Inventory Valuation

Putting the Clock Back: Microstrategy, Inc.

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 19, 2004

Authors: Williams, Koch

Industry: E-Commerce, Microstratgy, Inc

Undergraduate Courses
Financial Statement Analysis
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Financial Statement Analysis
Revenue Recognition

As Easy As ABC

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 19, 2004

Authors: Anthony

Industry: Retail, Electronics

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Contingent Liabilities
Cost Estimation

Dynamic Data: Corporate Governance and Auditors' Evaluations of Accounting Estimates

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 20, 2005

Authors: Cohen, Krishnamoorthy, Wright

Industry: High-Tech

Undergraduate Courses
Accounting Theory
Auditing/Assurance
Capstone
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Auditing/Assurance
MACCT/MSA Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Corporate Governance
Sarbanes Oxley Act
Inventory Valuation

Europe's Enron: Royal Ahold, N.v.

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 22, 2007

Authors: M. Knapp, C. Knapp

Industry: Retail

Undergraduate Courses
Advanced Financial Accounting
Auditing/Assurance
Capstone
Intermediate Accounting
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Auditing/Assurance
Accounting Topics
Fraudulent Financial Reporting
Internal Controls
Ethics
IFRS
Joint Venture Accounting

Maxwell and Company: Staff Auditor Embezzlement At a Small Client

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 23, 2008

Authors: Mcknight, Manly, Carr

Industry: Retail, Cpa Firm

Undergraduate Courses
Auditing/Assurance
Fraud Examination
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
AICPA Professional Standards
Fraud
Fraud Triangle
Internal Controls
Embezzlement

A Case of Declining Gross Margins

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 26, 2011

Authors: Clayton, Ellison

Industry: Wholesale

Undergraduate Courses
Auditing/Assurance
Fraud Examination
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Fraud
Internal Controls
Financial Statement Analysis
Ratio Analysis

Wiki Art Gallery, Inc.: A Case For Critical Thinking

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 26, 2011

Authors: Phillips, Mackintosh

Industry: Art Gallery

Undergraduate Courses
Auditing/Assurance
Capstone
Intermediate Accounting
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Skepticism
Bad Debt Expense
Depreciation
Intangible Assets
Inventory Valuation
Revenue Recognition

Home Heaters: A Holistic View of the Financial Statements

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 26, 2011

Authors: Wilcox, Claiborne

Industry: Retail

Undergraduate Courses
Intermediate Accounting
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Accounting Choices
Accounting Estimates
Financial Statement Analysis
Ratio Analysis

Good Intentions At Good Grains, Inc.

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 28, 2013

Authors: Hughes, Beaudoin, Boedeker

Industry: Manufacturing, Food

Undergraduate Courses
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intermediate Accounting
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Financial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Earnings Management
Ethics
IFRS
Research & Development

Second Round Electronics: A Case For Critical Thinking

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 28, 2013

Authors: Phillips, Johnstone, Mackintosh

Industry: Retail

Undergraduate Courses
Auditing/Assurance
Capstone
Intermediate Accounting
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Debt Covenants
Inventory Valuation
Ratio Analysis

The Accounting Entity, Relevance, and Faithful Representation: Linking Financial Statement Notes To the FASB and IASB Conceptual Frameworks

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 28, 2013

Authors: Smith, Ruhl

Industry: Not-For-Profit

Undergraduate Courses
Accounting Theory
Cost/Managerial Accounting
Intermediate Accounting
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Not For Profit/Governmental Accounting
Graduate Courses
MACCT/MSA Financial Accounting
MBA Financial Accounting
MBA Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Footnotes
GAAP IFRS Differences
Relevance
Representational Faithfulness

A Partnership With Unlimited Possibilities: A Case of Allocation of Partnership Income and Common Costs

IMA Educational Case Journal, Issue: 6.2, 2013

Authors: Frucot, Lebow, Angima

Industry: Pharmacy

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Partnership Accounting
Profit Sharing

Introducing Accounting --- A Comprehensive Case Approach

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 10.1, 1992

Authors: Carlson, Higgins, Lewis

Industry: Multiple

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Graduate Courses
EMBA Financial Accounting
MBA Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Cash Flows
Revenue Recognition
Transaction Analysis
Valuation Analysis

An Unusual Cash Control Procedure

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 22.2, 2004

Authors: Bailey

Industry: None

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Ethics
Internal Controls

The Personal Budget Project: A Practical Introduction To Financial Literacy

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 33.2, 2015

Authors: Guthrie, Nicholls

Industry: None

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Budgeting
Capital Budgeting
Cost Behavior
Forecasting
Income Taxes
Individual Taxation

Evaluating Financial Results At Graphic Apparel Corporation (gac): the Impact of Accounting Policies

Issues in Accounting Education, Issue: 30.1, 2015

Authors: Phillips

Industry: Apparel

Undergraduate Courses
Financial Statement Analysis
Intermediate Accounting
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Asset Valuation
Debt Covenants
Financial Statement Analysis
Inventory Valuation
Revenue Recognition

Fair Trade Community Café

Accounting Perspectives, Issue: 9.2, 2010

Authors: Lightstone

Industry: Restaurant

Undergraduate Courses
Capstone
Financial Statement Analysis
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Error Correction
Financial Statement Analysis
Partnership Accounting
Ratio Analysis

An Instructional Case Comparing the Accounting Policies and Financial Results of Online Retailers

Accounting Perspectives, Issue: 12.3, 2013

Authors: Phillips

Industry: Retail

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Canadian Accounting Standards For Private Enterprises
Impairment
Intangible Assets
Inventory Valuation
Receivables
Revenue Recognition

Developing Students' Technical Knowledge and Case-Based Reasoning Skills: Three Short Cases in Financial Accounting

Accounting Perspectives, Issue: 13.2, 2014

Authors: Phillips, Nagy

Industry: Entertainment

Undergraduate Courses
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Canadian Accounting Standards For Private Enterprises
Cost Capitalization
Expense Recognition
IFRS
Revenue Recognition

Developing Student Competencies: an Integrated Approach To a Financial Statement Analysis Project

Journal of Accounting Education, Issue: 35, 2016

Authors: Grimm, Blazovich

Industry: None

Undergraduate Courses
Financial Statement Analysis
Intro/Principles - Financial Accounting
Intro/Principles - Managerial Accounting
Graduate Courses
MBA Financial Accounting
Accounting Topics
Financial Statement Analysis
Ratio Analysis