ACCT2007 Accounting Information Systems (3 units)
- ACCT1005 Principles of Accounting I
- Medium of Instruction:
This course provides in-depth analysis of accounting information systems from their project initiation to their application. The course thus covers certain technical aspects and the analysis and design of accounting information systems. A basic understanding of computer systems is necessary to understand how accounting information systems work and to understand the relation of accountants, auditors, and information systems personnel. This course also covers the flow of data from source documents through the accounting cycles associated with typical business organizations into reports for decision-makers. This is a hands-on course in which students will develop and evaluate accounting systems. Students will work in groups on a series of projects to develop a working knowledge of the use of computers to process, report, and analyse accounting information by using some commonly used computerized accounting systems. These projects will reinforce group interaction, leadership, and communication skills in addition to increasing their understanding of accounting processes. Special consideration is given to internal control procedures useful for protecting the integrity of computer systems and accounting information.
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