As the importance of accounting information systems (AIS) grows in the world of business today, so does your need for a solid background in this critical area. "Accounting Information Systems, 7E" helps you develop the necessary skills and solid foundation in enterprise risk management as it relates to business processes and their information systems. The book's proven coverage centers around three of the areas most critical in accounting information systems today - enterprise systems, e-Business systems, and controls for maintaining those systems - with icons that direct your attention to the most important information. This book uses a conversational writing style and relaxed tone, rather than stilted, technical language, to help you easily grasp even the most challenging topics. You explore today's most intriguing AIS topics and how they relate to information technology, business processes, strategic management, security, and internal controls. With this edition, you master the basics of information systems, the tools and processes for organizing and managing information, as well as a more advanced enterprise risk management topics.This edition guides through the dimensions of corporate governance, internal controls, and business processes in detail.
A new full chapter on systems development equips you with critical skills in acquiring and implementing accounting information systems. Whether you want an emphasis on enterprise risk management approach, solid understanding of databases or REA, or a background in systems development, "Accounting Information Systems, 7E" has the thorough foundation and information you need.
Table of Contents
Part One: UNDERSTANDING INFORMATION SYSTEMS. 1. Introduction to Accounting Information Systems. 2. Enterprise Systems. 3. Electronic Business (E-business) Systems. Part TWO: ORGANIZING AND MANAGING INFORMATION. 4. Documenting Information Systems. 5. Database Management Systems. 6. Relational Databases and SQL. Part THREE: ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT. 7. Controlling Information Systems: Introduction to Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control. 8. Controlling Information Systems: Introduction to Pervasive and General Controls. 9. Controlling Information Systems: Business Process and Application Controls. Part FOUR: BUSINSES PROCESSES. 10. The Order Entry/Sales (OE/S) Process. 11. The Billing/Accounts Receivable/Cash Receipts (B/AR/CR) Process. 12. The Purchasing Process. 13. The Accounts Payable/Cash Disbursements (AP/CD) Process. 14. The Human Resources (HR) Management and Payroll Processes (IPP). 15. Integrated Production Processes. Part FIVE: REPORTING WITH AND ACQUIRING AN ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEM. 16. General Ledger and Business Reporting (GL/BR) Process. 17. Acquiring and Implementing Accounting Information Systems.