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Resources

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Analytical Procedures (Majestic Hotels)

Frank A. Buckless, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
2012

Analytical procedures are more than just a risk-identification technique utilizing simple trends or financial ratios. This... Read More >
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Audit D&A Case Study: Urgent Medical Device, Inc.

Allen D. Blay, Florida State University, Jay C. Thibodeau, Bentley University
2018-07-16

This case and corresponding lecture materials are designed to integrate data and analytics in the financial statement... Read More >
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Board of Directors’ Role in Corporate Governance

Brian Ballou, Ph.D., CPA, and Dan L. Heitger, Ph.D., Miami University
2013

With an increasingly intelligent stakeholder pool full of dynamic expectations, boards must continually strive to balance... Read More >
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Cases Designed to Teach Critical Thinking and Professional Judgment in Auditing

Jay Thibodeau, Ph.D., Bentley University
2014

To help you integrate the KPMG Professional Judgment Framework into the classroom, these three cases about fraud will help... Read More >
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Company Risk, Governance, and Accounting Policy Cases

Brian Ballou, Ph.D., CPA, and Dan L. Heitger, Ph.D., Miami University
2014

These 11 short cases focus on company risk, governance, and accounting policy.
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Crisis Management in Organizations

Brian Ballou, Ph.D., CPA, and Dan L. Heitger, Ph.D., Miami University
2013

Compared to the majority of risks an enterprise will face, crises are relatively unpredictable, improbable, and possibly... Read More >
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Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Challenges in Regulated Industries - Financial Institutions

Brian Ballou, Ph.D., CPA, and Dan L. Heitger, Ph.D., Miami University
2013

Under the scrutiny of layers of regulatory bodies, financial institutions continue to implement Enterprise Risk Management... Read More >
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Ethical Compass Toolkit: Advanced Case Studies

Barbara Porco, Ph.D., CPA, Fordham University
2016

This module presents 12 ethical dilemmas designed to help students recognize ethical issues. This module includes a... Read More >
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Ethical Compass Toolkit: Burden of Proof

Barbara Porco, Ph.D., CPA, Fordham University
2016

The Burden of Proof includes a presentation discussing the cost of fraud, signs of potential fraud, and factors that may... Read More >
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Ethical Compass Toolkit: Case Studies

Barbara Porco, Ph.D., CPA, Fordham University
2016

This module presents 8 ethical dilemmas designed to help students recognize ethical issues. This module includes a... Read More >
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Ethical Compass Toolkit: Risks and Perception

Barbara Porco, Ph.D., CPA, Fordham University
2016

This series of ethical scenarios encourages students to consider the impact of their decisions on others. Separate materials... Read More >
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Ethical Compass Toolkit: Role Plays

Barbara Porco, Ph.D., CPA, Fordham University
2016

These Role Plays give students a chance to get out of their seats and act out their response to a series of ethical... Read More >
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Ethical Compass Toolkit: SOX

Barbara Porco, Ph.D., CPA, Fordham University
2016

This module presents the content of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 in a way that is both interactive and fun.
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Evaluating and Implementing Risk Response Alternatives

Brian Ballou, Ph.D., CPA, and Dan L. Heitger, Ph.D., Miami University
2013

This module teaches students how to take a portfolio approach to risk management, so as to optimize, rather than minimize,... Read More >
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Executive Leadership and Control

Brian Ballou, Ph.D., CPA, and Dan L. Heitger, Ph.D., Miami University
2013

Executives must do what they can to put organizations in the best possible situation so employees will use resources to... Read More >
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Financial Statement Assertions: PPE

KPMG
2014

This module explains the various types of financial statement assertions and how they are addressed by audit procedures.
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Flowcharting: A tool for understanding business processes

Dr. Margarita Lenk, Ph.D., Colorado State University
2016

In this module students learn the value and mechanics of flowcharting. A practice exercise is included providing students... Read More >
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Forensic Case Study: Lots of Books, Inc.

KPMG
2016

This case is designed to provide an introduction to the forensic accounting process and to challenge student teams to... Read More >
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Identifying and Managing Stakeholder Relationships to Guide Strategic and Operational Decision Making

Brian Ballou, Ph.D., CPA, and Dan L. Heitger, Ph.D., Miami University
2013

This module provides an overview of how business leaders can create long-term organizational value by identifying the... Read More >
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Integrated Curriculum Modules

Brian Ballou, Ph.D., CPA, and Dan L. Heitger, Ph.D., Miami University
2013

KPMG is pleased to support Miami University’s William Isaac & Michael Oxley Center for Business Leadership... Read More >
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Introduction to Accounting for Income Taxes

Dr. Barbara Porco, Ph.D., CPA
2018

Introduce your students to the basic theory of accounting for income taxes using this lecture material and interactive class... Read More >
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Introduction to Fair Value Case Study

Ervin L. Black, Ph.D., Brigham Young University
2013

This module will give students a basic understanding of fair value accounting and help them to understand the practice and... Read More >
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IT Audit Case Study: StellenTEK

Carey Cole, James Madison University
2017-09-21

This case and corresponding lecture materials teach students to identify security weaknesses within the processes of a... Read More >
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KPMG Faculty Symposium - 2017

KPMG
2017-05-24

View slide decks from the 2017 KPMG Faculty Symposium.
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Manresa Air: Financial Due Diligence Case Study

KPMG
2008

This financial due diligence case study provides students with an introduction to the financial due diligence process, as... Read More >
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Professional Judgment in Accounting Service Lines

Dr. Jonathan Grenier & Dr. Andrew Reffett Professors of Accountancy, Miami University
2015

We all know that professional judgment is important in the accounting profession, but what does that mean exactly?
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Professional Judgment Monograph

Sam Ranzilla, KPMG LLP, Rob Chevalier, KPMG LLP, George Herrmann, KPMG LLP, Steve Glover, Ph.D., Brigham Young University, Doug Prawitt, Ph.D., Brigham Young University
2013

This monograph is intended for use as a supplement in college-level auditing and accounting courses to help students... Read More >
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Project Management for Accounting

Peter A. Salzarulo, Ph.D., Miami University
2014

In this module, students will learn about the central elements of project management and gain a basic understanding of how... Read More >
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Rigorous or Not?: A Case of Auditor Judgment for Deferred Tax Issues

Jan Taylor Morris, Ph.D., CPA, Sam Houston State University
2013

This module is an instructional case that utilizes the KPMG Professional Judgment Framework to assist students, acting as... Read More >
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Sales and Use Taxes and the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) Classroom Presentation

KPMG
2013

This module provides an overview of state sales and use taxes and discusses the effect the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA)... Read More >
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Search for Unrecorded Liabilities

KPMG
2015

This module explains the objectives of a "Search for Unrecorded Liabilities" and teaches students the... Read More >
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Sustainability Issues and Opportunities with Information Systems

John "Skip" Benamati, Ph.D. and Jeffrey W Merhout, Ph.D., Miami University
2013

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability are certainly in the forefront of strategic thought processes in... Read More >
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Trade Receivables

KPMG
2014

This module is a terrific introduction to substantive testing. Participants are introduced to the Trades Receivables... Read More >
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Transparently Communicating Enterprise Risk Management Effectiveness To Create Long-Term Value

Brian Ballou, Ph.D., CPA, and Dan L. Heitger, Ph.D., Miami University
2013

Effective enterprise risk management (ERM) creates long-term value for organizations by helping them achieve their... Read More >
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Treasury - Bank Confirmations

KPMG
2018-01-01

Students have the opportunity to perform a bank confirmation procedure.
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Triangle Manufactured Homes

KPMG LLP, the KPMG Foundation, Robert H. Ashton, and Timothy B. Bell
2012

This case covers the off-balance-sheet transfer of financial assets generated by loans to subprime borrowers. The materials... Read More >
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Understanding ERM and Assessing Inherent Risk

Brian Ballou, Ph.D., CPA, and Dan L. Heitger, Ph.D., Miami University
2013

Enterprise risk management (ERM) involves identifying and ultimately managing risks and seeking opportunities associated... Read More >
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Understanding the Quantitative and Qualitative Aspects of Materiality: Implications for Assurance Engagements

Dr. Brian Ballou & Dr. Dan Heitger Co-Directors, Center for Business Excellence - Miami University
2014

This lecture and accompanying case study help students understand the concept of materiality and tolerable misstatement on... Read More >
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Using Performance Measurement Techniques to Improve Enterprise Risk Management Effectiveness

Brian Ballou, Ph.D., CPA, and Dan L. Heitger, Ph.D., Miami University
2013

The objective of this module is to provide students with an understanding of how organizations can more effectively assess... Read More >
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Writing Effective E-mails

KPMG
2014

Quick tips to ensure your e-mail communications are effective.
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