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Dissertations from 2023 2023.

Auditor Responses to Audit Clients’ Indirect-Effect Illegal Acts , Hilary Frances Hughes

Auditor’s Consideration of Client Cybersecurity Risk – A Machine Learning-Based Analysis , Wanying Jiang

Dissertations from 2022 2022

Deriving Auditor Quality and Manager Quality from Form 10-K , Lacey Donley

Corporate Website Disclosures and Financial Reporting Quality , Nicholas Mueller

Dissertations from 2021 2021

The Effects of a Client’s Social Media Disclosure and Audience Engagement on Auditor Judgment: A Social Penetration Theory Perspective , Laura Guichard

Do Analysts’ Coverage and Supplementary Gross Margin Forecasts Influence Managers’ Decision to Recognize Inventory Loss? , Nusrat Jahan

Dissertations from 2020 2020

Earnings Management of Leaders and Laggards , Candice Roche Boucree

Does Auditor Tenure Matter? Audit Partner Rotation and Industry Specialization in the U.S. , Danielle Sarah Lazerson

Dissertations from 2019 2019

Effective Tax Rates for Multinational and Domestic Corporations: A Closer Examination , Allen Lee Ryan

The Interplay among Tax Specialists, Corporate Tax Behavior, and Tax Accrual Quality , Pradeep Sapkota

Dissertations from 2018 2018

Unintended Consequences of the Dodd-Frank $10 Billion Asset Size Threshold , Laura Camille Alford

Selling, General, and Administrative Cost Stickiness and GDP Predictions , Russell Barber

Audit Committee Industry Specialization: An Examination of Auditor Choice, Financial Reporting Quality Implications, and Market Perception , Danny Lynn Shaw

The Relationship between Audit Quality and Competition at the Intersection of the Large and Small Audit Firm Markets , Jeanne-Claire Alyse White

Dissertations from 2017 2017

The Economic Costs to Audit Firms of Ethical Violations and the Resulting PCAOB Disciplinary Orders , Stephanie Ann Merrell

The Pricing of IPO Audit Expertise and Subsequent Issuer Underpricing , Jung Eun Park

Dissertations from 2016 2016

The Certifying Triangle of Financial Reports , Dong Li

Dissertations from 2015 2015

Does the PCAOB Inspection have an Effect on Audit Fees and Audit Quality? , Elizabeth Schwartzhoff Johnson

CEO Compensation and Tax Loss Carrybacks , Pei-Yu Sun

Dissertations from 2014 2014

The Effect of Innovation on Corporate Tax Avoidance , Peng Guo

Has the FASB and IASB's Shift toward an Asset/Liability View Enhanced the Predictive Usefulness of ROE? , Regina Cavalier Rosa

Auditor Regional Industry Specialization: Effect on Audit Pricing and Audit Quality , Andrey Alexandrovich Simonov

Dissertations from 2013 2013

Consistency between earnings forecasts and stock recommendations : the effect of political connections , Elio Alfonso

The effect of audit market concentration on audit pricing and audit quality : the role of the size of the audit market , John Daniel Eshleman

The effect on earnings persistence and the market's reaction to the alignment of employee and customer relations with competitive strategy , Robert Stephen Hogan

Income Classification Shifting and Financial Analysts’ Forecasts , Shanshan Pan

Dissertations from 2012 2012

Stock liquidity, price informativeness, and accruals-based earnings management , Jing Fang

High Strain Rate Programming Of Shape Memory Polymers , Anqi Wang

Accounting comparability, audit effort and audit outcomes , Joseph Hongbo Zhang

Experimental Study of Lean Blowout with Hydrogen Addition in a Swirl-stabilized Premixed Combustor , Shengrong Zhu

Dissertations from 2011 2011

Auditor tenure and audit quality , Li Zheng Brooks

Optimization of Adult Multipotent Stromal Cell-Bioscaffold Interactions for Tissue Regeneration with Bioreactors , Lin Xie

Dissertations from 2009 2009

Accurals quality and price synchronicity , Joseph Atkins Johnston

Dissertations from 2007 2007

Rate regulation and earnings management: evidence from the U.S. electric utility industry , Joseph Ben Omonuk

Impingement Heat Transfer In The Leading Edge Cavity Of A Gas Turbine Vane , Amar Jeetendra Panchangam Nivarthi

Voluntary disclosures in mergers and acquisitions , Scott Allen Wandler

Dissertations from 2006 2006

Using the FASB's qualitative characteristics in earnings quality measures , Abhijit Barua

Do accruals exacerbate information asymmetry in the market? , Sonia Wasan

Dissertations from 2004 2004

The effect of program commitment on the degree of participative congruence and managerial performance in a budgeting setting , Kevin T. Breaux

Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998: a test of New Public Management , William Meriwether VanDenburgh

The effect of the implicit theory of integrity on an internal auditor's asessment of management fraud risk , Stephanie F. Watson

Do speculative short sellers detect earnings management? , Yan Zhang

Theses from 2003 2003

Planting rate effects on sugarcane yield trials , Albert Joseph Orgeron

Agronomic and molecular characterization of Louisiana native Spartina alterniflora accessions , Alicia Beatriz Ryan

Dissertations from 2002 2002

Markov models to estimate and describe survival time and experience in cohorts with high euthanasia frequency , Giselle Louise Hosgood

The impact of institutional stock ownership on a firm's earnings management practice: an empirical investigation , Santanu Mitra

Validation of AnnAGNPS at the field and farm-scale using an integrated AGNPS/GIS system , Glenn M. Suir

Theses/Dissertations from 1999 1999

Comprehensive Income and Its Relation to Firm Value and Transitory Earnings. , Carol Callaway Dee

Executive Compensation, Performance, Board and Ownership Structure: a Simultaneous Equations Approach. , Ayalew A. Lulseged

Executive Compensation and the Investment Opportunity Sets of Initial Public Offerings. , Tanya S. Nowlin

Theses/Dissertations from 1996 1996

The Effects of Analyst Following on Market Response to Bank Loan Announcements. , Joan Marie Brumm

An Information Integration Theory Analysis of Tax Preparers' Perceived Risk of Reporting Aggressively on Clients' Income Tax Returns. , Velmer Carlene Eddlemon

The Effects of Industry Deregulation on the Stock Market Responses to Earnings Announcements. , Wah Poon

Theses/Dissertations from 1995 1995

The Effects of Departures From Prior Return Measures on Individual Taxpayer Frame and Tax Reporting Decisions. , Phyllis V. Copeland

An Evaluation of Accounting Method Choice: A Study of the Transition Obligation Upon Adoption of SFAS 106. , Jean Elizabeth Finch

An Examination of Investor Evaluation of Corporate Social Performance. , Gisele Kay Jackson

Theses/Dissertations from 1993 1993

The Prediction of Financial Turnaround of Financially Distressed Firms. , Leslie B. Fletcher

The Impact of Budget Variance, Fiscal Stress, Political Turnover, and Employment Sector on Compliance Reporting Decisions. , Linda Achey Kidwell

Theses/Dissertations from 1992 1992

Attitudes Toward International Harmonization Efforts: A Cross-Cultural Study. , M. Aileen Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 1991 1991

An Investigation of the Determinants of the Municipal Decision to Privatize Residential Sanitation Collection. , Richard C. Brooks

An Examination of Semiotic Theories of Accounting Accruals. , Harlan Lynn Etheridge

An Examination of Auditor Changes Following Events Adversely Affecting External Auditor Credibility. , Thomas E. Wilson Jr

Theses/Dissertations from 1990 1990

An Investigation of the Effect of a Favorable External Quality Assurance Review on the Scope of the External Auditor's Examination of an Organization's Financial Statements. , Michael Charles Toerner

Theses/Dissertations from 1989 1989

The Interaction of Accountants' Involvement and Basis of Accounting on Loan Officers' Judgment When Evaluating a Loan to a Small Business. , Joe Gregory Bushong

A Training Intervention for Control of SBA Loan Defaults: A Theory Development Approach. , J. Dennis Coates

The Impact of Alternative Presentations of Cash Flows From Operations on the Relevance of Funds Flow Information. , David Walter Cornell

An Experiment to Study the Effects of Changing Format and Scaling Characteristics of Financial Statement Data. , Paul Michael Goldwater

An Empirical Investigation of the Financial Statement Characteristics of Firms Engaging in In-Substance Defeasance of Debt. , Raymond Jeffords Jr

The Impact of Options Listing on the Information Content of Annual Earnings Announcement. , Tinwah Richard Lau

Prospect Theory in Governmental Accounting: Implications for the Budgeting Process at the Local Level. , Karen Sue Mckenzie

An Examination of the Effect of Financial Risk on the Manager's Choice of Accounting Methods. , Linda Marie Nichols

An Experimental Research Study on the Effect of Accrual of Nonpension Postretirement Benefit Costs on Loan Officers' Decisions. , Joyce Ann Strawser

Theses/Dissertations from 1988 1988

An Investigation of Internal Auditor Judgment on the Importance of Indicators of Potential Financial Fraud: An Analytic Hierarchy Process Approach. , Barbara Ann Apostolou

A Comparison of the Effectiveness of the Operating Funds Flow Measures of Cash, Net Quick Assets, and Working Capital in Predicting Future Cash Flow. , Catherine Innes green Gaharan

The Effects of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 on the Real Estate Capital Markets and Its Differential Effects on Entity and Functional Forms: An Empirical Investigation. , Evelyn C. Hume

Information Acquisition and Decision-Making in Creditors' Decision Environment. , Pao-chuan Lin

A Study to Investigate the Effects of State Taxation and Plan Type on Small Employer Retirement Plan Cost. , W. Robert Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 1987 1987

The Impact of Comprehensive Allocation and Flow-Through Method of Accounting for the Income Taxes on the Investment Decision: A Field Experiment. , Zafar Ullah Khan

An Empirical Investigation of the Usefulness of Current Cost Information in Merger Prediction. , Robert Kuaterng Su

An Experimental Research Study on the Effect of Recognition and Disclosure of Corporate Pension Plan Assets and Obligations on Investment Decisions. , Mary Jeanne Welsh

Theses/Dissertations from 1986 1986

An Empirical Investigation of the Comparability of Reported Earnings Per Share Under Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 15. , Suzanne Resi Pinac-ward

Theses/Dissertations from 1985 1985

An Experimental Research Study on the Effects of the Type of Accounting Service on a Bank Lending Decision for Nonpublic Businesses (Audit, Compilation, Review). , Jeffrey Reed Miller

A Field Test of the Perceptions of the Qualitative Characteristics of Statement of Financial Accounting Concepts No. 2 by Practicing Cpas (Multitrait-Multimethod, Mtmm, Analytic Hierarchy Process, Ahp). , Larry G. Singleton

Theses/Dissertations from 1984 1984

A Comparison of Sfas 33 Disclosures and Historical Cost Information in Predicting Stock Prices (Inflation, Changing Prices). , Heibatollah Sami

Theses/Dissertations from 1983 1983

Toward the Development of a Model to Evaluate the Effect of the Accelerated Cost Recovery System of Depreciation as Enacted by the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 on State of Florida Corporate Tax Revenues. , Chula Greenwell Ensley

An Empirical Investigation of the Extent of Disclosure in Municipal Annual Reports. , Franklin James Plewa Jr

Theses/Dissertations from 1982 1982

An Empirical Investigation of the Differential Market Response to Quarterly Earnings Announcements. , Salem Mohamed Bengharbia

An Empirical Study of Usefulness and Communicative Ability of Segment Disclosures Among Sophisticated Users of Corporate Financial Statements. , James Harold Honea

The Prediction of Small Business Instability--Loan Noncompliance: a Discriminant Analysis Approach. , Charles Thomas Moores

A Study of Moral Development of Selected Employees in Certain Public Accounting Firms. , Guy L. Tull Jr

A Comparison of the Predictive Ability of Historical Cost and Current Cost Accounting With Regard to the Prediction of Operating Cash Flow. , Ralph Edward Welton Jr

Theses/Dissertations from 1981 1981

An Empirical Study of the Characteristics of the Governmental Budgetary Process in Rich and Uncertain Environments: the Case of Saudi Arabia. , Abdulrhman I. Alhumaid

Theses/Dissertations from 1980 1980

The Reaction of the Security Market to the Quality of Segmental Disclosures: an Empirical Investigation. , Jacob Olakayode Balogun

Perceptions of the Role of Corporate Audit Committees - Now and in the Future. , Brenda Stewart Birkett

Theses/Dissertations from 1979 1979

Behavioral and Attitudinal Implications of Different Styles of Performance Evaluation: an Empirical Study. , Paul Joseph Carruth

A Test of Alternative Prior Probability Elicitation Methods in Assessing the Reliability of Internal Control Systems for Audit Decisions. , Johng Yul Lee

Municipal Bond Ratings: a Multiple Discriminant Analysis. , Kenneth Edward Peacock

Esops and Tax Policy: an Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Esops on Company Operating Performance. , Randy Gene Swad

Accounting Ratios as Measures of Benefits to Companies Initiating Pension Plans. , Charles Bruce Swindle

Theses/Dissertations from 1978 1978

An Inquiry Concerning the Selection, Rotation, and Retention of Independent Auditors. , Sarah Elisabeth tourne crais Dawkins

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The List of 70 Accounting Thesis Topics for Students

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Accounting describes the process of recording and consolidating financial transactions in business. It involves analyzing, reporting, and summarizing financial transactions to organizations, businesses, tax agencies, and regulators. This is usually presented via a financial statement, a concise summary of all the financial dealings over a stipulated period. It provides clear documented information of a company’s operations, cash flow, and present financial standing. High accounting standards improve the credibility of financial statements. These financial statements can range from cash flow statements, income statements, loss statements, balance sheets, etc. This constant and customary method of financial reporting enables shareholders and other beneficiaries of a business to examine the performance of the said business.

Accounting Thesis For Students

Accounting research topic ideas, topics for accounting thesis, interesting accounting topics for your paper, accounting research questions, accounting dissertation topics, research papers topics on accounting, financial topics to write about.

Accounting is essential for majorly business and management students. They start the basics of the subject in their lower levels, and some progress to further the subject in their higher studies. During this period of education, there will come a time they will require accounting topics for the thesis. They will need to focus on all the elements of the thesis in accounting and compile topics that will suit their interests.

Accounting thesis topics for students are tailored towards a particular aspect of the profession. In this manner, picking an accounting thesis topic and nurturing it will be based on your stage of education, be it an undergraduate, master’s, or PhD level.

Usually, there are areas of improvement and weaknesses in the world of finance. These errors are often the birth of research and analysis to create accounting research paper topics, buying a dissertation , or thesis topics in finance for students.

Trying to focus on many problems at a time can make you not finish your research topic in accounting at the appointed time. As a student, this is one error you want to avoid.

Naturally, you cannot master all the accounting subjects with the same ease. Hence, focus on the ones your strength resides in and discard the ones that posed a certain level of difficulty during the study. This is an important tip and recommendation when picking accounting topics for research. Here are some good examples of accounting research topics ideas.

  • Accounting origin
  • The Ethics of Accounting and Its Relevance in The Society
  • Company structure influence on Accounting
  • Information Systems For Accounting
  • Accounting and Taxes
  • Accounting as Relates to Personal Finance
  • Profit Management
  • Financial Markets and Accounting
  • Accounting Methods Applied Throughout History
  • The Age of Virtual Accountants

Accounting thesis topics for accounting students can be chosen according to the interests, and strengths each student shows in a certain period of their education. This can involve multiple accounting research paper topics, with the student now being left to choose the one they master more appropriately.

Usually, companies have weaknesses in different areas, it is a case of whether they are notable. When trying to pick accounting research topics as an undergraduate, you should focus on a singular problem and view it from various angles of prescriptive solutions.

  • Inventories of Merchandise
  • System Control and Inventory Management
  • Manual of Different Accounting Principles
  • International Financial Reporting Standards of Negligible Assets
  • Procedures for Adopting Financial Reporting Standards
  • Tax Culture as a Method of Keeping Companies in Check
  • Accounting Guidelines of a Business
  • Management Accounting Research
  • Automation of Accounting Processes and Its Effects on Businesses
  • Data Technology in Accounting Functions

These accounting topics come in forms that pique the interest of accountants and everyday business people. It should be bold, descriptive, and tally with a trending and important issue in all areas that concern the accounting sector. Getting topics like these are not as easy as you would imagine. It usually takes broad-spectrum research and paying rapt attention to business accounting flaws or potential problems.

  • Modern Techniques of Debt Management
  • Latest Technologies in Digital Accounting
  • Fundamental Forensic Accountancy Skills
  • Importance of Fast Information Integration for Modern Accounting
  • Analysis and Design Risk in Accounting Systems
  • Accounting Management and Financial Markets
  • Issues in Implementation of Theoretical Accounting Processes in Applied Accounting
  • Strategies to Make Organizational Finances Transparent
  • Offshore Accounting Processes
  • Significance of Financial Markets in Different Economies

When looking for accounting research topics ideas, determining the reason behind the question is the most challenging and vital decision in writing topics for accounting research papers. This difficulty arises because the foundation of your entire accounting topic depends on that one question.

Getting it wrong or mixing up the wrong statements can greatly impair the direction of your accounting topic for a research paper. Some good accounting research questions include:

  • How to Investigate Forensic Accountancy?
  • How to Avoid Debt Growth in Businesses?
  • The Process of Making Accurate and Informed Accounting Decisions?
  • How Does Culture Influence the Accounting System?
  • Steps to Follow to Become a Certified and Chartered Accountant?
  • How to Discover Effective Accounting Systems for Accountants?
  • When Do You Need to Hire Personal Accountants?
  • What are the limitations of digital Technology Evolution for the Accounting Niche?
  • What Factors Facilitated the 2008 Worldwide Financial Crisis?
  • What are the Processes Involved in Tax Assessment in Organizations?

In choosing an accounting topic for a project, you need to pick a topic that interests you, writing becomes easy and fast when you do. You can seek out simple accounting research topics if that’s what you can handle, or you could go for current accounting topics and interesting topics in finance.

However you choose to make that decision is up to you, but whatever topics you eventually come up with must not be vague or narrowly written. There should be a balance. Finally, you should extensively research and review your dissertation topic before making your topic decision. Having all these in mind, let’s look at some project topics on accounting.

  • Quality in Quantitative Management Accounting Research
  • Management Accounting and Supply Chain Strategy
  • Notable Trends in Business Research and Accounting Finance and Management Control
  • Effect of Auditing On Financial Reporting
  • Importance of Fraud Detection in a Digital Environment
  • The Globalization of Auditing Standards- an investigative analysis
  • Studying the Effects of Intellectual Capital on the Development of Large Industries
  • Tax Legislation in Freelance Businesses
  • Critical Analysis of the Effects of Small Business Budgeting on Tertiary Institutions

Research papers on accounting involve a great deal of interest in the subject matter being researched. The aim is to enlighten and provide analytical detail to the readers. Also, in choosing a research paper topic, you should aim to acquire your readers’ attention.

This can be achieved by having sound knowledge of the research topic and gathering relevant information to explain the research better. Here are some good examples of accounting topic research papers.

  • A Review on Government Management Accounting: Research in 2022
  • Business Correspondence Analysis: Its Application in Management Accounting Research
  • The Conceptual Framework of Strategic Management Accounting
  • Meaning of Accounting Theories for Business
  • What Impact Does Accounting Information Systems Have on Business Performance?
  • Best Accounting Practices for Online Businesses
  • Problems with the Normative Theory of Accounting
  • Implementation of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board in the University System
  • The Relationship between Public Sector Expenditure Accounting and Infrastructural Development
  • Application of Accounting Standards in Critical Business Processes of Financial Conglomerates.

In the world of finance, various improvements are to be made with various issues that need solving. Highlighting the need for change and evolution brings about the intention of addressing these issues.

With the inception of digital currencies, new online databases for recording and carrying out financial transactions, there is a wealth of financial discussions to be had. With this fact also comes greater financial issues that need attention. Some eye-opening financial topics you can write about to address some financial systems include:

  • Need for Accounting Technology
  • Issues of Financial Ethics
  • How to Develop and Improve Financial Systems
  • Perspectives on Earnings Management
  • Effective Methods of Tax Reduction for Organizations
  • Role of Financial Markets in Accounting Management
  • Methods of Preventing Financial Fraud
  • What you should know about the Goldman Sachs Securities Fraud Case
  • Commodities in Financial Markets
  • Effect of External Factors on Cash Flow

Wrapping up

Accounting thesis topics for students are nearly limitless. Not only with the issues that need solving or understanding, but the different facets of accounting that the world currently operates on that’s why many students are looking for help who will write my thesis , we have good news for such students because we have been doing this for a long time. This gives room for continuous enlightening and improvement due to the various areas accounting comes in contact with. There is the realm of management accounting, auditing, tax accounting, bookkeeping, online accounting, and many more. With the different list of accounting topics and thesis topics suggested, you can pick out any of them and chart your course to become a great accountant in the future.

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Theses/dissertations from 2023 2023.

The Rise of Text Analysis: Using Machine Learning to Explain the Variation in Going Concern Accuracy , Yimei Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

Applying the Theory of Planned Behavior to Influence Auditors' Knowledge-Sharing Behavior , Xu Cheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

Retail Investors' Perceptions of Financial Disclosures on Social Media: An Experimental Investigation Using Twitter , Neal Michael Snow

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17 New Accounting Thesis Topics

The  topics for accounting thesis  are based on the scope of the profession. In this way, choosing a thesis topic and developing it will be based on the different professional areas that the student masters, on the need and contribution that the study will generate for their professional peers and the guidelines that the professor can guide the research work.

Thus, the accounting is an activity of control of the company, it allows to know through the accounting books that the organization has and counts, what are its liabilities and assets and to make immediate or planned decisions. In addition to being a mandatory requirement in any country.

Accounting is governed by international accounting principles. This allows us to give credibility to the efforts made by the accountant of the company. If these controls begin to show weaknesses, it is necessary to carry out evaluations and adjustments to correct the failure. These weaknesses are those that a researcher can develop in a scientific research or degree thesis.

How to select the topics for accounting thesis?

The topics for accounting thesis can be selected according to the strengths that you present as a student in a certain area of ​​your career. With the one that you master better, that you have managed to acquire work experience or that at the moment of visiting the company selected for the investigation, the management indicates what is the problem that is presenting.

Generally, a company has different weaknesses in the same area, so it is necessary to define the subject at the time of writing the title and focus on a single problem or you will not be able to finish your thesis at the time planned by the university and for the student.

Review the curriculum of your career and in this way you will know the scope of it, being able to select a topic according to the needs of the study company and your academic knowledge and capacity. Remember not all the subjects that were studied during your career you mastered them in the same way, some had more difficulty than others. Discard those that presented difficulty and focus only on those that dominated and you liked. That is an infallible recommendation when choosing the topic of accounting thesis topics .

Thesis Topics For Accounting:

1. – inventories of merchandise..

In general, one of the departments with the most problems is the warehouse area. The company has several warehouses where it deposits different types of products, whether for sale or to be processed in the case of manufacturing companies. In addition, there are the warehouses of spare parts, waste materials, returned materials, among others.

The headache of management is the various problems caused by differences between the balances of books and physical stocks. Many organizations consider that inventory controls are based on a simple subtraction, “amount that was received – the quantity that was shipped and what is left is the total of merchandise “. Really, it’s not that easy. There are many factors that influence these differences to appear. So merchandise inventories is a very interesting and current thesis topic.

Various titles can be developed for this topic such as: 1. – Accounting strategies in the establishment of an inventory system for the company. 2. – System control method based on the ABC inventory management through measurement indicators for the company

3. – Implement an internal control for the management of inventories of finished products in the company

4.- Procedures of reception and dispatch to optimize the internal control of inventory of raw material in the company

2. – International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

This issue is also very important for companies, regardless of their size. (Large, medium, small) or their economic activity. (Services, manufacturing or commercial). The accountant is obliged to present their financial statements and any type of own activity under certain rules. The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) correspond to a set of international specifications in which the accounting of the company is developed and presented. Many countries are governed by these regulations and companies have had to adapt them to the accounting of their organization.

The titles that can be generated for this topic are the following: 1. – Procedures for the adoption of the international accounting standard for property, plant, and equipment in the company

2. – Manual of Accounting Procedures under IFRS for SMEs in the area of ​​Inventories for the company

3. – Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards of negligible fixed assets of small and medium industries.

3. – Internal Control

Internal control covers all areas of the company. You can develop internal control in the accounts payable, how many receivables, inventories, cash flow, taxes. It is one of the broadest areas and each of them is extremely important within the organization. I invite you to read the internal control article. There we explain several aspects to consider for the development of your thesis.

Some titles can be: 1. – Accounting guidelines for the control of accounts payable of the company.

2. – Control procedures for accounts payable by the company.

3. – Strategies to optimize the internal control of collection management in the company.

4. – Tax

The tax area is one of the weaknesses that the company presents, and cases of fines and penalties may arise from the governing body that governs the payment of taxes in the country. Many times taxes are not canceled in time due to lack of control and ignorance about it. The subject on the tax area can be focused on the control of the payments in the corresponding time or in the development of tax culture in the workers and managers of the companies.

Possible titles of these topics: 1. – Strategic plan to minimize the risk of penalties for non-compliance with formal duties as a VAT withholding agent

2. – Strategic tax plan to optimize the level of compliance with the withholding tax obligations.

3. – Tax Planning and internal control oriented to comply with the tax obligations of the taxpayer.

4 . – Tax culture as a strategy to prevent the breach of the formal duties of the company.

Other topics that can be developed will depend on the purpose of the company, so if you work with food for human consumption, health centers, educational centers, service companies. Each one of them has its own dynamics and presents different problems. However, the majority is the lack of appropriate controls, absences of rules and policies within the organization. This generates weaknesses and problems that if not controlled in time, can harm the company in an important way.

Also the absence of auxiliary books, or their existence but are not square with the ledgers, seats with errors, financial statements that present weaknesses. All these problems can generate an investigation and depending on which area you are inclined you have a thesis topic to develop. You can also include topics about social benefits, wages, and salaries, depreciation.

5. – Digital Technology:

Technological tools have become an important factor in professional accountant careers. At present, traditional banking tends to decrease, increasing the use of digital banking. This causes that the use of digital tools becomes the obligatory use of these professionals.

With the appearance and use of electronic invoices, software that controls your application becomes necessary. In addition to mobile banking services, banking movements can be monitored with just one click.

All this requires a team of professionals who complement the functions of the accountant and in turn optimize the functions of this accounting department. The possible titles for this thesis topic :

  • Implement Big Data technology in the simplification of obligations and functions of the accounting department in the company.
  • Automation of accounting processes, making the systems more secure and stable in the company.
  • Develop internal controls according to the use of online banking, relying on software appropriate for the company.

The trend of the use of digital tools will not diminish the incorporation of accounting professionals in business organizations. Since they only achieve that the work is updated and business decision making is done quickly and timely.

As for the modern time’s requirement, these accounting works must always be endorsed by professionals in the area.


The trend for this year 2020 is the increase in technology, in all facets of the company the use of Big Data, the boost of Fintech or financial technology, will be one of the great technological contributions for this year. The incorporation of electronic invoices and their use already established in various countries, in addition to online banking will implement Cybersecurity to prevent attacks on bank security. Accountants must learn to manage these tools.

Perhaps in the near future, universities will see the need to adjust their programs and incorporate these tools as compulsory subjects in the profile of the accounting graduate.

If you want to find more research topics, we recommend that you enter our category of  Research Paper Topics .

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