For courses in AIS at the undergraduate or graduate level, as well as advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in Management Information Systems (MIS).
Accounting Information Systems provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to pursue successful careers in accounting. The text reflects how information technology (IT) is altering the very nature of accounting, discussing how developments such as the Internet, electronic commerce, EDI, databases, and artificial intelligence are fundamentally transforming the way organizations conduct their business activities. The authors also explore ways in which accountants can improve the design and function of Accounting Information Systems (AIS) so that they truly add value to the organization
- NEW-Updated and expanded coverage of Information Technology-e.g. new CITP credential, e-business and how the Internet, electronic commerce, EDI and data bases are fundamentally transforming business activities.
- NEW-Focus on the expanded role of accountants in business today-i.e. each cycle chapter uses data modeling to illustrate how accounting information systems can effectively integrate internally generated data about organizational activities with other externally generated data.
- NEW-SysTrust coverage revised-Using same structure and format as the AICPAs new service. Provides students with assurance that an information system is reliable.
- NEW-Expanded REA coverage-With more detail on commitment events. Introduces students to the REA diagram and illustrates the multi-faceted data that can be collected about each business transaction.
- NEW-Streamlined size-Data processing chapter integrated where appropriate and an appendix dropped.
- NEW-New supplements-On-line courses in BlackBoard and CourseCompass, AIS/Auditing Integrated Practice Set, Getting Started with Excel for AIS and Auditing, Getting Started with Peachtree, QuickBooks or Simply Accounting, Peachtree Complete and Simply Accounting software.
- NEW-XBRL and its implications for accounting and financial reporting. Provides students with an introductory overview of the topic.
- NEW-Updated coverage of computer fraud and security-Reflects the latest tools and techniques and presents a wealth of examples.
- Companion web site-Provides students with additional information and support.
- Databases and database modeling, and coverage of business strategy-Introduces basic strategies and strategic positions.
- E-commerce-Explores FEDI and control issues as well as IT support of e-commerce.
- Systems development process-Provides students with an overview of the development process and discusses systems analysis concepts, concluding with a definition of user needs.
- Focus on transaction cycles from a business process perspective.
- Integrative chapter-opening cases-Introduces each chapters key concepts and topics.
- End-of-chapter cases.
- Focus boxes and real world examples-Summarizes articles describing how specific companies are using the latest IT developments to improve their AIS.
- Coverage of controls using the COSO format-Provides students with a discussion of control concepts following the control format used by SysTrust.