Accountant’s Guide to Computers and Information Technology

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Title: Accountant’s Guide to Computers and Information Technology
Category: Computer Software
Field of Study: Information Technology
Course Code: C021-0327
CPE Credits: 6.0
Price: 49.95

Description

Description:

The course covers what every accountant should know about computers and information systems and technology. The practical and efficient use of computer technology is highlighted. Popular accounting, compliance, taxes, audit, software packages are discussed, along with trends in the computer market. The importance of information system and data protection, data bases, client/server computing, and cloud computing are discussed, with an emphasis on security issues. The course also teaches you how to make lease-rent-purchase decisions and analyze and evaluate information technology (IT) investments.

Delivery Method: Online Interactive Self Study

Level: Overview

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Course Details

Category: Computer Software

Field of Study: Information Technology

Passing Score: 70%

Technical Details: Information Technology: Technical

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Objectives

Objectives:

Chapter 1: Accounting Information Systems and Packages 1. Identify components of an accounting information system. 2. Recognize characteristics of accounting, tax, and audit software. 3. Recognize the purpose of eXtensible business reporting language (XBRL). Chapter 2: Computer Software in Managerial Accounting 1. Recognize the function of Activity-Based Costing (ABC) systems. 2. Identify the value of managerial software and cash management software. Chapter 3: Information Security and Data Protection 1. Identify the steps in managing computer security. 2. Recognize failure points for a computer system. 3. Recognize appropriate protective steps for software modification.

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Profession

NASBA: Yes

QAS: Yes

CPA: Suitable for all CPAs

IRS: No IRS credit for Enrolled Agents.

Profession Identifiers: CPA