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Bias and Prejudice in Accounting

Determining the prevalence of bias or prejudice in the workplace could be an intriguing topic for an accounting dissertation. Stepped-up global commerce is an offshoot of the Internet, giving postgraduates the chance to consider U.S. economic relations with other countries, and whether certain nations receive more favorable treatment than others. A postgraduate student who does not intend to pursue an international finance career might compose a dissertation that compares hiring rates, retention and salaries between men and women in the accounting profession, to address the issue of gender equality in the profession.

Accounting Ethics

Students who wish to be finance professors may wish to consider a dissertation on ethics instruction for college accounting students. Writers with an interest in investigation could pursue a case study of accounting, ethics and any "missing links" in U.S. commerce. Postgraduate research to conclude whether an auditor's independence is a reality or merely a perception could lead to a strong dissertation topic for an individual preparing to enter the auditing field.

Risk management

The Federal Reserve System has established a banking risk framework that consists of six risk factors: credit, market, operational, liquidity, legal, and reputation risks. All of the above mentioned factors are the integral part of any financial institution's risk management policies and the compliance mechanism which ultimately has a significant impact of the cusses of the institution. Risk management topics for finance dissertations could include: Liquidity risk management: UK banking industry. An evaluation and analysis of the risk/return profile of selected UK banks. Operational risk; business continuity plans in the UK Banking Industry. Risk management aspects of international banking activities in Europe: nature, scope and analysis. Foreign exchange risk management within financial institutions in the UK The liability management of two local leading banks in the UK in the past five years: A comparative analysis. Financial aspects of the EU's stability and growth pact: What future? Advantages of using options for the management of risk in the banking industry.


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IX. Ethical guidance: is adequate support available? I. Case study on growth. III. It is interesting to see how these emerging standards get adopted by various organisations across the world. V. What are the practical implications to all organisations of implementing the International Financial Reporting Standards in the UK? Audit Committees and agency problems with the combined code. VIII.  Ethics in accounting The increasing number of scandals in recent times has raised several questions regarding ethical practices in accounting. Several topics for your finance dissertation could be: Does the current accounting standard live up to its objectives? International accounting standards: What is convergence and whether there is any likelihood of convergence between the EU and the US? The changes brought to Auditor-client relationships in the UK due to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. A stress testing approach towards evaluating credit risk of a financial institution. The issue not only requires further studies to understand the existing practices and the scope of improvement. Effective ways to teach ethics to university accounting students. risk and return of a financial institution: Analysis and discussion  Accounting Standards With the growing importance of maintaining a standard approach in accounting practices across EU nations and other countries of the world. II. II. XI. The balanced scorecard: "The Holy Grail" for legal firms? Reporting on sustainability: what is the standard? The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: is it capable of preventing future accounting scandals? The increasing demand for disclosure of social and environmental information: Implications for big organisations. but also a culture of adapting the ethical practices within the organisations serving citizens of the nations. the emerging accounting standards have raised a number of questions on existing practices across various organisations. I.IX. liquidity. VII. and would be a good topic for your finance dissertation. IV. X. . X. An investigation into outsourcing accounting overseas from the UK perspective. An investigation into outsourcing accounting overseas from the US perspective. Ethics is quite an important subject in modern society. turnover. VI.

ethics and the links missing between them: a case study in the UK. Is independence of an auditor just a perception or a reality? The teaching of ethics to accounting students: An unnecessary and difficult goal? Accounting ethics.  Auditor and Client’s relationship . VII. The effect of auditor's liability on the accounting profession and organisations in UK. VI. Accounting. XII. Does accounting for the brand matter? Engaging contradiction: An expansion of Corporate Social Responsibility discourse. V. IX. X. Audit risk: rhetoric of rationality? Banking on Ethics: An Insight into ethics and the banking profession. VIII. education and professional legitimacy in the banking industry.III. Sustainability reporting and the public sector in the UK. IV. XI.