In this course, students examine the fundamentals of accounting systems design. Topics include business information systems, business processes and data flows, database concepts and tools, internal control and risks, auditing the information system, and using the information system to perform audit functions.
Design internal controls to mitigate risks in a computer system.
Evaluate the application of internal control activities to an information system.
Analyze AIS risks.
Database Concepts and Tools
Apply database concepts to manipulate and analyze data.
Analyze data structures using data modeling tools.
Evaluate the design elements of computer databases.
Business Processes and Data Flows within Accounting Information Systems
Analyze the application of accounting information systems for business processes.
Demonstrate the sequential flow of data and operations using flowcharting techniques.
Evaluate the characteristics of accounting information systems (AIS) within a business setting.
Characteristics of Accounting Information Systems
Evaluate the safety and security issues related to electronic commerce and computer systems.
Analyze the functions of hardware components and software applications within information systems.
Explain how computer systems are used to meet business needs and improve operations.
Describe the characteristics of general computer systems.
Information System Audit
Distinguish between the main types of information system audits.
Plan an audit through the computer.
Explain the information system audit process.
Computer Assisted Audit Productivity
Analyze the functions of audit productivity software.
Analyze the use of computer assisted auditing techniques (CAATs) to validate application and data integrity.
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