Accounting Information Systems
Instructor: Dr. Jim Stinson, PhD, CPA Office: 360C Melcher Hall
Office phone: 713-743-4898 Office hours: After class
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by appointment DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CONTACT DR. STINSON BY BLACKBOARD EMAIL
Upon completion of this course the student should: understand business processes be prepared to take a course in auditing be familiar with AIS software tools have a basic foundation required for the relevant portions of the CPA exam understand the importance of internal controls
ACCT2332, ACCT3366, DISC 2373, 2.0 GPA, junior standing.
Syllabus (posted to Blackboard in the Syllabus folder).
Accounting Information Systems, Custom ed. (ISBN 9781256588733) or 12th ed. by Romney & Steinbart (ISBN: 9780132552622).
Computerized Accounting Using Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0, 6th edition by Arens & Ward (ISBN: 9780912503424). Available online at www.armondalton.com or in the UH bookstore. DO NOT PURCHASE A USED or prior edition.
Microsoft Visio, trial version available online from Microsoft or available in the Bauer computer labs.
Adobe Acrobat, trial full version is available online from Adobe; the Acrobat reader version is not recognized by Dynamics. Any other PDF creator is acceptable as well. This software will not be used until mid-semester; make sure any trial period will continue through the end of the semester.
Lecture guide provided by the instructor (posted to Blackboard on the Instructor Materials>>Lecture Guide folder).
Assignments and other materials provided by the instructor (posted to Blackboard).
DO NOT USE ANY FOREIGN OPERATING SYSTEM OR APPLICATION SOFTWARE.
COMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS WITH AN APPLE COMPUTER AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Course grades will be determined as follows:
Total Points Required
System Documentation Assignment
Dynamics GP Progress Questions
Processing Transactions with Dynamics GP*
* take-home portion of exam 3
>Lecture Guide’ organizer page. Download, print and bring them to class. Powerpoint files provided by the text authors also are available on Blackboard (Homepage/Chapter List/Chapter/Power-point Presentation) or at www.pearsonhighered.com. They are a good review of the course material, but they will not be used in class. Outside assignments will require familiarity with and use of software relevant to accounting information systems.
OPERATION OF A CELL PHONE IN ANY WAY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED DURING CLASS. VIDEO AND/OR AUDIO RECORDINGS, INCLUDING STILL PHOTOS, OF THE LECTURE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Violations will be considered academic dishonesty, subject to full penalty.
The exams will include questions covering all readings and assignments regardless of whether they are specifically discussed in class. Chapter quizzes at the end of each chapter are good examples of exam questions. Additional questions are available on Blackboard (Homepage/Chapter List/Chapter/Self-Study Quizzes) and at www.pearsonhighered.com. Exams will be non-comprehensive, except under the conditions described below. A study guide and practice questions also are available from the publisher. Click the