Accounting Information Systems, 3e provides thorough and up-to-date coverage of accounting information systems and related technologies. It features an early presentation of transaction cycles plus a special emphasis on ethics, fraud, and the modern manufacturing environment. The number-one Enterprise Resource Planning system, SAP, has been integrated into this new edition. Featuring screen shots of the SAP Web site in the text and a password that links students to a specially created SAP Web site, Hall is the only text on the market to give readers hands-on exposure to ERP. Also new to this edition are chapters on such cutting-edge topics as the Resources, Events, and Agents (REA) approach, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, and Electronic Commerce systems. Hall assumes that the student is familiar with fundamental accounting principles and basic computer concepts and terminology and has been exposed to computer programming. Hall's focus is on the needs and responsibilities of accountants as end users of systems, systems designers, and auditors.
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Meet the Author
James A. Hall is a Professor of Accounting, Co-Director of the Computer Science and Business program, and the Peter E. Bennett Chair in Business and Economics at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. After his discharge from the U.S. Army, he entered the University of Tulsa in 1970 and received a BSBA in 1974 and an MBA in 1976. He earned his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in 1979. Hall has worked in the field of systems analysis and computer auditing, and has served as consultant in these areas to numerous organizations. Dr. Hall has published articles in the JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING, AUDITING & FINANCE, JOURNAL OF MIS, COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ACM, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING, JOURNAL OF COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS, THE JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING EDUCATION, THE REVIEW OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS, and other professional journals. He is also the author of ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 9E, published by South-Western College Publishing. His research interests include internal controls, computer fraud, and IT outsourcing.
PART 1: OVERVIEW OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS. 1. The Information System: An Accountant's Perspective. 2. Introduction to Transaction Processing. 3. Ethics, Fraud, and Internal Control. PART 2: TRANSACTION CYCLES AND BUSINESS PROCESSES. 4. The Revenue Cycle. 5. The Expenditure Cycle Part I: Purchases and Cash Disbursements Procedures. 6. The Expenditure Cycle Part II: Payroll Processing and Fixed Asset Procedures. 7. The Conversion Cycle. 8. General Ledger, Financial Reporting, and Management Reporting Systems. PART 3: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES IN ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS. 9. Database Management Systems. 10. The REA Approach to Business Process Modeling. 11. Enterprise Resource Planning Systems. 12. Electronic Commerce Systems. PART 4: SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES. 13. The Systems Development Process Part I: Introduction to the Systems Development Life Cycle. 14. The Systems Development Process Part II: System Selection, Detailed Design, and System Implementation. PART 5: COMPUTER CONTROLS AND AUDITING. 15. Controlling Computer-Based Information Systems, Part I. 16. Controlling Computer-Based Information Systems, Part II. 17. Information Systems Auditing and Assurance.