Accounting Information Systems

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Cengage Learning, Feb 27, 2009 - Business & Economics - 696 pages
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Today's accounting professionals are expected to help organizations identify enterprise risks and provide assurance for information systems. ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 8E helps you develop a solid foundation in enterprise risk management as it relates to business processes and their information systems. The book's proven coverage centers around three of the areas most critical in accounting information systems today: enterprise systems, e-Business systems, and controls for maintaining those systems. The book is written clearly to help you easily grasp even the most challenging topics. You can explore today's most intriguing AIS topics to see how they relate to business processes, information technology, strategic management, security, and internal controls. The 8th edition provides you with the tools and processes for organizing and managing information. Whether you want an emphasis on enterprise risk management, solid understanding of databases or REA, or a background in systems development, ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 8E offers the solid foundation you need.
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Contents

Introduction to Accounting Information Systems
1
Enterprise Systems
32
Electronic Business EBusiness Systems
63
Documenting Information Systems
100
Database Management Systems
138
Relational Databases and SQL
183
Controlling Information Systems Introduction to Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control
214
Controlling Information Systems Introduction to Pervasive Controls
252
The BillingAccounts ReceivableCash Receipts BARCR Process
384
The Purchasing Process
430
The Accounts PayableCash Disbursements APCD Process
473
The Human Resources HR Management and Payroll Processes
510
Integrated Production Processes IPP
547
The General Ledger and Business Reporting GLBR Process
583
Acquiring and Implementing Accounting Information Systems
608
Glossary
646

Controlling Information Systems Business Process and Application Controls
298
The Order EntrySales OES Process
339

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About the author (2009)

Ulric J. (Joe) Gelinas, Jr., PhD, is Professor Emeritus at Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts. For PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dr. Gelinas developed and taught training programs for business processes, internal control, and IT audit. He was Senior Consultant for MIS Training Institute teaching courses in the IT Audit curriculum and taught in the University of Maastricht's International Executive Master of Finance and Control Program. Professor Gelinas also has taught at the University of Tennessee and at Vesalius College, Vrije Universtiteit Brussel, in Brussels, Belgium. Professor Gelinas has published articles on interorganizational collaboration and coordination infrastructures, accounting information systems, use of technology in business education, technical communications, and information privacy. These articles have appeared in academic and practitioner journals, including the Journal of Information Systems, Issues in Accounting Education, IS Audit & Control Journal, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of Information Technology, International Journal of Technology Management, International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research, Journal of Information Systems Education, Technical Communications Quarterly, and IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. In 2003, Professor Gelinas received the Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award from the American Accounting Association. He has made presentations and conducted workshops at the International Conference of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and at ISACA's Computer Audit, Control, and Security (CACS) conferences as well as for other professional groups. Professor Gelinas was a member of the U.S. expert panel that reviewed Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) and has conducted COBIT workshops throughout the world.

Richard (Rick) Dull, PhD, CPA/CFF, CISA, CFE, is an accounting professor at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Professor Dull also has taught at Clemson University, Indiana University-Indianapolis, and High Point University. His professional experience includes application programming with a manufacturing firm as well as audit and information systems consulting experience with a national CPA firm. His work on a project involving cross-departmental integration of enterprise systems earned him a Microsoft Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Education as well as a Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence. Professor Dull has been published in academic and practitioner journals, including Journal of Information Systems, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Accounting Education: An International Journal, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accountancy, CPA Journal, and Personal Financial Planning. Professor Dull is a member of the American Accounting Association, American Institute of CPAs, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, AIS Educator Association, and ISACA. His professional activities have included serving on the AICPA's Assurance Services Executive Committee and serving as President of the American Accounting Association's Artificial Intelligence/Emerging Technologies Section. He recently served as a member of the AICPA's BEC Subcommittee and currently serves as an editor for Journal of Information Systems, an associate editor for Accounting Education: An International Journal, and an editorial advisor for the Journal of Accountancy.

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