Accounting Information Systems, 6th Edition by James Hall

By James Hall

The 6th variation of ACCOUNTING details structures presents thorough and up to date insurance of accounting details platforms and similar applied sciences. It gains an early presentation of transaction cycles, in addition to an emphasis on ethics, fraud, and the fashionable production setting. The booklet specializes in the desires and tasks of accountants as finish clients of structures; structures designers; and auditors. This variation presents entire built-in assurance of Sarbanes-Oxley because it impacts inner controls and different suitable subject matters tormented by this laws, in addition to reorganized dialogue of transaction cycles that make the stability among guide- and computer-based platforms extra obvious.

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Accounting authorizes purchases of raw materials and the disbursement of cash payments to vendors and employees. Accounting supports these functions with information but does not actively participate in the physical activities. The Information Technology Function Returning to Figure 1-8, the final area to be discussed is the IT function. Like accounting, the IT function is associated with the information resource. Its activities can be organized in a number of different ways. One extreme structure is the centralized data processing approach; at the other extreme is the distributed data processing approach.

Usually, they do so in two ways: (1) they develop customized systems from scratch through in-house systems development activities and (2) they purchase preprogrammed commercial systems from software vendors. Larger organizations with unique and frequently changing needs engage in in-house development. The formal process by which this is accomplished is called the system development life cycle. Smaller companies and larger firms that have standardized information needs are the primary market for commercial software.

Five AIS models are examined. The final section discusses the role of accountants as users, designers, and auditors of AIS. The Information Environment We begin the study of AIS with the recognition that information is a business resource. Like the other business resources of raw materials, capital, and labor, information is vital to the survival of the contemporary business organization. Every business day, vast quantities of information flow to decision makers and other users to meet a variety of internal needs.

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