Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Katherine Cota-Uyar


Baker & Associates CPA is a start-up accounting firm that will offer traditional accounting services and business consulting. Located in Orange City, Iowa, Baker & Associates CPA will provide tax, audit, bookkeeping, payroll, business consulting, and financial planning services. Because of the owner, Heath Baker's, tax experience and the local market's demand for tax services, Baker & Associates CPA's core service will be tax. Baker & Associates CPA will be entering a fragmented industry that is in the growth stage. It has low barriers to entry, competes primarily on quality of service, and has fairly constant demand. By providing value added solutions, being active in the community, and developing long-term relationships with its clients, Baker & Associates CPA will differentiate itself in the local market.

Year of Submission



Department of Economics

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors


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