The Mysterious Case of the Loaded Leprechaun

Posted: 22 Feb 2016

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Kerry Inger

Auburn University - School of Accountancy

James H. Long

Auburn University - School of Accountancy

Tina M. Loraas

Auburn University

Jonathan D. Stanley

Auburn University - School of Accountancy

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

The Loaded Leprechaun is a brewery/restaurant with locations around the U.S. At the end of their meal, patrons have the option to participate in the popular ‘‘Dollar Holler’’ tradition, wherein they personalize a dollar bill and staple it to a surface in the restaurant. The case requires students to address the legal, financial accounting, tax, and auditing issues arising from this tradition. The modular nature of the case allows the instructor to assign individual topics or the entire case, depending on the nature of the class. As students complete the case, they are exposed to an unusual, but realistic, scenario requiring them to think critically about the underlying accounting issues and conduct professional research. In addition, implementation of the case does not require a significant investment of effort on the part of the instructor.

Keywords: customer contributions. professional research, business law, tax research, tax compliance, financial accounting, auditing, revenue recognition.

Suggested Citation

Inger, Kerry and Long, James H. and Loraas, Tina M. and Stanley, Jonathan D., The Mysterious Case of the Loaded Leprechaun (2013). Issues in Accounting Education, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2735529

Kerry Inger

Auburn University - School of Accountancy ( email )

415 West Magnolia Avenue
301 Lowder Business Building
Auburn, AL 36849
United States

James H. Long (Contact Author)

Auburn University - School of Accountancy ( email )

301 Lowder Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
United States
(334) 844-6214 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.jameshlong.com

Tina M. Loraas

Auburn University ( email )

415 West Magnolia Avenue
Auburn, AL 36849
United States

Jonathan D. Stanley

Auburn University - School of Accountancy ( email )

415 West Magnolia Avenue
Auburn, AL 36849
United States

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