Higher Education

Building Accounting Systems Using Access 2010, 8th Edition

  • James Perry University of San Diego
  • Richard Newmark University of Northern Colorado
  • ISBN-10: 1111530998  |  ISBN-13: 9781111530990
  • 672 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2005, 2003
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $144.00
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BUILDING ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS USING ACCESS 2010 provides a concrete foundation for database theory and shows students how to construct effective accounting systems. Concepts and theories come alive through detailed Access 2010 screenshots and illustrations. Online tutorials provide instant feedback and help student's master concepts in a step-by-step manner. This textbook also offers detailed coverage of REA modeling, exploring the resources, events, and agents. Using Microsoft Access, your students will develop the knowledge and skills to design accounting systems that deliver timely, accurate, and complete information to decision makers.

Features and Benefits

  • Concepts and theories come alive through detailed Access 2010 screenshots and illustrations.
  • Step-by-step guidance in the chapters helps students work through the examples at their own pace to build a simple accounting system.
  • Real-world accounting examples and exercises keep students engaged and help them apply their new skills.
  • Online tutorials provide instant feedback and help student's master key concepts.
  • REA modeling is covered in detail.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Microsoft Access.
2. Databases and Accounting Systems.
3. Creating, Populating, and Displaying Tables.
4. Creating and Using Queries.
5. Creating and Using Forms.
6. Creating and Using Reports.
7. Introduction to Data Modeling for Accounting Information Systems.
8. Sales/Collection Process.
9. Acquisition/Payment Process.
10. Human Resources Process.
11. Financing Process.
12. Complete Accounting Information System for Merchandising Company.

What's New

  • Thoroughly updated to match all the changes in Microsoft Access 2010. NEW directions, NEW instructions, NEW figures and NEW screen shots are provided throughout.
  • NEW Chapter (12): A Complete Accounting System for a Merchandising Company has been added to this edition. In addition to creating a subsidiary ledger, students also create a balance sheet and income statement with this new edition.
  • More emphasis is given to topics like database design, controls, and how to get the most and best information out of an accounting system.
  • Complex topics such as action queries and macros are integrated throughout the chapters instead of appearing only in the last chapter to provide students with a deeper understanding.
  • A QR code in the preface has been added for quick access to the student companion web site.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Accounting Information Systems, 9th + Building Accounting Systems Using Access 2010, 9th

ISBN-10: 1133904203 | ISBN-13: 9781133904205

List Price = $556.95  | CengageBrain Price = $556.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $418.75

This Bundle Includes:

  • Accounting Information Systems
    List Price = $364.95  | CengageBrain Price = $364.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $274.75
  • Building Accounting Systems Using Access 2010
    List Price = $191.95  | CengageBrain Price = $191.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $144.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

James Perry

Jim Perry is a Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of San Diego, School of Business. He is the author of over sixty-five textbooks and trade books. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in mathematics from Purdue University.

Richard Newmark

Richard Newmark is a Professor of Accounting in the Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado. He is the author or co-author of over a dozen articles and three dozen presentations on accounting information systems, teaching pedagogy, distance learning, technology in the classroom, and taxation. Rick is has served on the Board of the AIS Educators Association for the past six years and is currently Research Committee Chair for the American Accounting Association's Strategic and Emerging Technology Section. He holds a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Miami, a Master of Science in Taxation from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Florida. Rick has worked as a CPA for international and local CPA firms prior to entering academia.