Revised: September 25th, 2015
ISSUES in ACCOUNTING ASSIGNMENT
Select and research thoroughly an issue affecting the accounting profession. Some topics are below but others are welcome with teacher approval:
Your tasks include:
- A 20-minute presentation on your topic including visuals (PowerPoint, Prezi, Smart Notebook, etc.) and an activity or some other form of audience participation.
- A works cited list to be handed in on the date of your presentation. One printed copy of your presentation for my review.
- Participation in other students’ presentations.
Your presentation should include the following:
|· Timeline with key dates
· Key players
· An explanation of what the company did and how it violated accounting rules
· An analysis of why the company/executives perpetrated the fraud
· The consequences for the key players and the company
· The future outlook for the key players and the company
|· An explanation of the topic including key terms/people
· An analysis of why this topic is important (for the accounting profession/businesses/governments/ global community)
· Real world examples and/or a case study on the topic
· An analysis of the role accountants play in the issue/topic
· A future outlook on the topic – what can we expect in the next 5 to 10 years