Summary: Today's accounting students must know how to develop, audit, and use accounting systems so the information contained within them can then be used by managers and decision makers. This textbook teaches students how to perform this role with Microsoft Access as the database tool.
NEW! Access 2002 Knowledge Assumed: This brief edition assumes an understanding of Access 2002, the...show morereby allowing the instructor time to focus on database concepts.
NEW! Chapter 1, "Databases and the Accounting System," explains the differences between database accounting systems and double-entry bookkeeping systems, then discusses the advantages of the database approach.
NEW! The other three chapters in this book apply database concepts and techniques to the specific challenges of building accounting information systems.
Cycle Analysis: The revenue and purchase cycles are analyzed in relation to database concepts.
No Program Codes: Students learn all the skills needed to create basic accounting systems without the need to write program codes to apply the concept
Three Types of Review Questions: Help test student learning and reinforce chapter concepts with multiple choice questions, discussion questions (great for small group discussion), and hands-on exercises that require the use of Access to create databases.
Numerous Figures: Illustrations show the computer screen at key points in each task and diagrams show finished forms and printed reports.
A companion CD that contains tables, files, queries, forms, reports, and other information helps the students complete the exercises and follow along with the examples in the text.
The Instructor's Manual is available on-line at the Perry/Schneider website (http://perry.swcollege.com) to adopters. The website contains detailed lecture suggestions for each chapter and solutions to all end-of-chapter questions and exercises. The on-line Instructor's Manual, also, contains solutions to all computer exercises in the form of Microsoft Access tables, forms, queries, and reports and provides the text of the Instructor's Manual, in both Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF formats, to help you create customized lecture notes, transparencies, and presentation software slide shows for classroom use.
Edition/Copyright:(REV)03 Cover: Paperback Publisher:South-Western Publishing Co. Year Published: 2003 International: No
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Perry, James T. : University of San Diego
Jim Perry is a Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of San Diego School of Business. He is the co-author of over fifty-seven textbooks and trade books and over a dozen articles on computer security, database management systems, multimedia delivery systems, and chief programmer teams. Jim is a charter member of the Association for Information Systems. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Purdue University. Jim has worked as a computer security consultant to various private and governmental organizations including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He was a consultant on the Strategic Defense Initiative ("Star Wars") project and served as a member of the computer security oversight committee.
Schneider, Gary P. : University of San Diego
Gary Schneider is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Information Systems at the University of San Diego School of Business. The author or co-author of 31 books, Gary has written more than 70 research papers on accounting, electronic commerce, and information topics. His work has appeared in a number of journals including the IS Audit & Control, Interfaces, and the Journal of Information Systems. Gary is active in the American Accounting Association and has served as editor of its Accounting Information Systems and Technology Reporter. He has provided training and consulting services to a number of major clients, including, the Gartner Group, Gateway Computer, Honeywell and Qualcomm. In 1999, he was named a fellow of the Gartner Institute. Gary holds a PhD in accounting systems from the University of Tennessee, and MBA in accounting from Xavier University, and a BA in economics from the University of Cincinnati. He is a CPA and practiced public accounting in Ohio for fourteen years before undertaking his academic career.
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