This course allows students to understand the role of accounting information systems in modern business organizations and to expose them to accounting information management and related business processes in organizations. It looks at how data are gathered from business processes as they happen, stored and processed to produce quality formation for reporting purposes to assist decision making in organizations.
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to
Topics may include business transaction cycles and related business processes, internal controls for systems reliability, common risk factors associated with information systems, the technologies and software applications required to enhance the business activities for accounting purposes, and an evaluation of an accounting or enterprise wide system (including processes, software and related technologies) in a business environment. The accounting package can be used independently for processing of transaction cycles for the implementation of the accounting functions of the business operation and to generate various financial and managerial reports. Spreadsheets can be used to generate templates for common financial and management accounting reports such as various sales, various budgets, accounts receivable aging, cost-volume-profit analysis and others.
Considine, B. et al. (2012), Accounting Information Systems: Understanding Business Processes, 4th Edition, Australia, Wiley
Students will be referred to the appropriate course materials.
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