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    Case Study: Emirates Airlines Three cases developed by Dr. Brian Ballou and Dr. Dan Heitger in collaboration with KPMG and Emirates Airlines. All three cases deal with business issues in the airline industry and expose students to a number of core elements needed to provide high-quality professional services to a large international organization.

    Make the Connection: Crafting Engaging and Effective Tax Communications How you communicate is often as important as the content of your message. This series of five video modules introduce students to various forms of written communication used in the tax profession. Resources are also provided as a take-away summary for each topic.

    Professional Judgment in Accounting Service Lines We all know that professional judgment is important in the accounting profession, but what does that mean exactly? This lecture walks students through an in-depth discussion of accounting treatments that require considerable professional judgment and reasons why accountants may not always exercise good judgment.

    Cases Designed to Teach Critical Thinking and Professional Judgment in Auditing Three cases about fraud that help students better understand the importance of applying professional skepticism and critical thinking when making judgments and decisions in difficult auditing contexts.

    Financial Statement Assertions: PPE Students are introduced to and perform audit procedures in the Property, Plant & Equipment (PPE) process.

    Statement of Cash Flows Video Short, animated video explaining the purpose and format of the Statement of Cash Flows.

    Bonds Video Short, animated video explaining how bonds are used as a financing tool.

    What is an Audit? A guide to the auditing process and why it is important This document gives a high-level overview of what an audit is and the kind of work that is performed during an audit. This is a great resource for anyone in an audit class or with an interest in pursuing a career in public accounting. (US) | KPMG International | Accessibility

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