In this course, students gain a broad perspective of accounting and control that considers attainment of all goals of the organization, including those concerned with financial objectives. Topics include an overview of control, risk management, internal control systems, controls for current asset functions, controls for other accounting classifications, controls for information technology systems, and reporting on controls.
Controls for Information Technology Systems and Reporting on Controls
Evaluate reporting options for internal control.
Design the internal controls for information technology systems.
Controls for Other Accounting Classifications
Design the internal controls for payroll.
Design the internal controls for finance and investment.
Design the internal controls for purchasing, accounts payable, and cash disbursements.
Controls for Current Assets
Design the internal controls for inventory and production.
Design the internal controls for sales, accounts receivable, and cash receipts.
Design the internal controls for cash.
Internal Control Systems
Explain the phases of internal control evaluation.
Describe the major components of internal control.
Explain the use of insurance in managing risk.
Explain the portfolio approach to risk management.
Analyze the relationship between risk and return.
Overview of Internal Control Functions
Compare and contrast the use of budgets as financial controls between for-profit and governmental entities.
Explain the role of budgets in management controls.
Explain how the code of professional conduct applies to internal accounting functions.
Summarize the provisions of federal securities acts.
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