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Trueblood cases are available to everyone as PDFs. The solutions are password protected for faculty use only. There are more than 30 topics offered. Cases are reviewed annually and are updated to reflect changes in accounting literature or the evolution of practice. Ten new cases are added to the site annually in August.


For more than 50 years, the Trueblood Seminars have served the profession by teaching new developments in auditing and accounting to select accounting educators and thought leaders from around the country. Named after Robert M. Trueblood, the Trueblood Seminars offer educators the opportunity to learn from and network with Deloitte professionals who share their experiences and institutional knowledge which professors can take back to the classroom to better prepare students for their future careers.

The Trueblood case studies prepared by Deloitte professionals are based on recent technical issues that often require significant research and judgment. The case topics highlight the “gray” areas of accounting and help prepare students for the types of questions likely to arise in professional practice. These seminars help professors enrich the accounting curriculum to reflect the necessary skills of the auditor of the future.

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Case: 21-1 Slacker Settlement
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Type: Business Combinations
Subject: Evaluating the criteria regarding accounting for contingencies and assessing the measurement period in a business combination.

Case: 21-2 Contingencies – Product Recall
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Type: FIG
Subject: Accounting for product recalls.

Case: 21-3 Order of Impairment Testing
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Type: Business Combinations
Subject: Determining the order of asset impairment testing.

Case: 21-4 Grocery Inc.
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Type: Revenue
Subject: Principal-versus-agent considerations under ASC 606 for a distribution and supply arrangement.

Case: 21-5 Electro-Phi, Inc.
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Type: Intangible Assets / Inventory
Subject: Accounting for emissions allowances recorded on a blockchain

Case: 21-6 Business Combination Achieved in Stages
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Type: Business Combinations
Subject: Accounting for a business combination achieved in stages.

Case: 21-7 Mac Group & Cheese Fund
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Type: Consolidation
Subject: Applying ASC 810-10 for a decision-maker of a variable interest entity.

Case: 21-8 Sensible Shoes
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Type: Risk Assessment
Subject: Risk assessment for leases accounted for under ASC 842

Case: 21-9 Data Analytics in Excel
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Type: Data Analytics
Subject: Use of Data Analytics in performing audit procedures - Excel

Case: 21-10 Data Analytics in Power BI
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Type: Data Analytics
Subject: Use of Data Analytics in performing audit procedures - Power BI

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