This course will introduce students to information technology and the role of information systems in business world and the field of accounting. This course is designed to enable students to understand the role of accounting information systems in decision making. Students will gain technological skills that will enable them to interpret accounting information and gain confidence in communicating the outputs to various system users. Students will understand the key concepts of accounting databases and accounting interface, mainly database forms, queries and reports. The need for, and the role of an integrated enterprise system will be discussed, to enable students to understand the information flow from the source entry to accounting records. The concepts of cloud computing and accounting business intelligence will be covered. The fraud and internal control issues will be discussed and will cover the following areas: Top management entity-level IT controls, Application level controls and IT general controls. Concepts of cyber security, legislation, regulations and standards will complement students’ understanding of information technology issues.
This course cannot be used for CPA equivalence. This course is appropriate for general accounting knowledge or for the Computerized Accounting Associate Certificate. This class is currently scheduled to be offered only once a year. It is strongly recommended if you are interested in studying the course next year that you register for the available offering starting in January.
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In Progress and Full
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Describe the importance of Accounting and Management Information Systems.
Contrast accounting systems within the role of business intelligence in decision making process.
Discuss the concept of accounting databases.
Explain the role of business processes in selecting accounting systems.
Differentiate between key business processes.
Compare interdependencies between integrated systems & accounting.
Effective as of Fall 2014
FMGT 2701 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Books for Winter 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT
online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering
you are considering.
BCIT Burnaby Bookstore
If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance
Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.
Accounting Information Systems: The Crossroads of Accounting and IT (2nd Edition)
Donna Kay, Ali Ovlia
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