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Computerized Accounting

ACC 214

Computerized Accounting

ACC 214

Course Description

Prerequisite: CST 133W or CST 134 with a "C" or better; and ACC 211 with a "C" or better. Introduces microcomputer applications in general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and inventory/invoicing. Develops electronic spreadsheet applications using appropriate software. Outside laboratory assignments are required. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Use the basic components and operating characteristics of a typical small computer system.

Objectives:

  • Manage files using various drives and the Internet.
  • Access applications using the current operating system.
  • Describe the use and benefits of a computer system for accountants.
  • Describe the Accounting Information System in a business context.

Apply basic accounting concepts and procedures.

Objectives:

  • Use account normal balances to prepare journal entries.
  • Use the accounting cycle to process transactions to financial statement.
  • Apply basic accounting principles to process accounting information in an electronic format.
  • Apply accounting procedures and methodologies through proper presentation of financial statements.

Use an integrated accounting software package.

Objectives:

  • Accomplish data entry of business accounting transactions.
  • Process transactions involving the general ledger and various subsidiary ledgers.
  • Produce financial statements and other accounting reports.
  • Process typical transactions for service and merchandising business through the accounting cycle.
  • Find and correct errors.
  • Apply knowledge of accounting procedures and methodologies through completion of various accounting projects.

Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of spreadsheet software as it integrates with accounting software.

Objectives:

  • Present worksheet information appropriately.
  • Manage multiple worksheets within one or more workbook.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of accounting procedures and methodologies through presentation of financial statements.