Accounting Information Systems 9th Edition

James A. Hall

  • Copyright 2016
  • Published

Overview

Introduce today's accounting information systems and related technologies with Hall's popular ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 9TH EDITION. This edition presents the the transaction cycle early with emphasis on ethics, fraud, and the modern manufacturing environment. Content focuses on the needs and responsibilities of accountants as end-users of systems, systems designers, and auditors. Integrated coverage of Sarbanes-Oxley demonstrates how it affects internal controls and other topics. Students also examine the risks and advantages of cloud computing. Updates of the transaction cycle and business processes focus on the differences in the manual and automated accounting system needs of small and large companies. A SAM option is available.

Meet the Author

James A. Hall, Lehigh University

James A. Hall is a Professor of Accounting, Co-Director of the Computer Science and Business program, and the Peter E. Bennett Chair in Business and Economics at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. After his discharge from the U.S. Army, he entered the University of Tulsa in 1970 and received a BSBA in 1974 and an MBA in 1976. He earned his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in 1979. Hall has worked in the field of systems analysis and computer auditing, and has served as consultant in these areas to numerous organizations. Dr. Hall has published articles in the JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING, AUDITING & FINANCE, JOURNAL OF MIS, COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ACM, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING, JOURNAL OF COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS, THE JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING EDUCATION, THE REVIEW OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS, and other professional journals. He is also the author of ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 9E, published by South-Western College Publishing. His research interests include internal controls, computer fraud, and IT outsourcing.

Features & Benefits

  • CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK CLEARLY DISTINGUISHES LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: This book employs a conceptual framework to emphasize the professional and legal responsibilities of accountants, auditors, and managers for the design, operation, and control of AIS applications. The conceptual framework differentiates AIS applications that are legally subject to specific internal control standards from those that are not.
  • EVOLUTIONARY APPROACH PREPARES STUDENTS TO REVIEW AND ASSESS SYSTEMS EMPOYING DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGIES: The modern accountant is likely to encounter multiple generations of accounting systems at various points on the technology continuum. These include small business systems, which employ low-level technology and manual procedures, at one and of the continuum and advanced technology systems, which automate most or all of their processes, at the other end. This book takes an evolutionary approach in dealing with this technology diversity. It begins with a conceptual model of a system and focuses on system objectives, key tasks, and inherent risks. It then presents physical examples of the same system under different technology assumptions. This approach provides students with insight into the impact of technology on the physical operations of a particular system as well the changes in risks and control required to reduce the risks.
  • INTERNAL CONTROLS BASED ON SAS AND COSO FRAMEWORKS ARE EMPHASIZED: This book presents a conceptual model for internal control based on Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 109 and the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) frameworks. This SAS 109/COSO model takes a risk-based approach to discuss control issues for both low-level and advanced technology environments.
  • BOOK INTRODUCES A VARIETY OF SYSTEMS DESIGN AND DOCUMENTATION TOOLS: Students examine various approaches and methodologies used in systems analysis and design, including structured design, object-oriented design, computer-aided software engineering (CASE), and prototyping.
  • INSTRUCTION IN SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION TECHNIQUES IS PROVIDED: Students become competent in the use of systems design and documentation tools and techniques. These include data flow diagrams (DFDs), entity relationship diagrams (ERDs), system flowcharts, and program flowcharts. Students develop skill with these tools through many systems design and documentation cases and assignments.
  • STRONG TRANSACTION ANALYSIS APPROACH TO AIS IS USED : This book provides a transaction analysis approach to today's accounting information systems with a focus on sources of data, key tasks, accounting records, and internal controls that comprise business cycles.

Table of Contents

Accounting Information Systems

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I: OVERVIEW OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS.
1. The Information System: An Accountant's Perspective.
2. Introduction to Transaction Processing.
3. Ethics, Fraud, and Internal Control.
Part II: TRANSACTION CYCLES AND BUSINESS PROCESSES.
4. The Revenue Cycle.
5. The Expenditure Cycle Part I: Purchases and Cash Disbursements Procedures.
6. The Expenditure Cycle Part II: Payroll Processing and Fixed Asset Procedures.
7. The Conversion Cycle.
8. Financial Reporting and Management Reporting Systems.
Part III: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES IN ACCOUNTING INFORMATION.
9. Database Management Systems.
10. The REA Approach to Business Process Modeling.
11. Enterprise Resource Planning Systems.
12. Electronic Commerce Systems.
Part IV: SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES.
13. Managing the Systems Development Life Cycle.
14. Construct, Deliver, and Maintain Systems Project.
Part V: COMPUTER CONTROLS AND AUDITING.
15. IT Controls Part I: Sarbanes-Oxley and IT Governance.
16. IT Controls Part II: Security and Access.
17. IT Controls Part III: Systems Development, Program Changes, Application Controls.
Glossary.
Subject Index.
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