Computer Science  |  Format: Flash

Accountant's Guide to Computers and Information Technology: Part 1 (Updated)

Course Overview:
The two-part course series, Accountant's Guide to Computers and Information Technology, covers what every accountant should know about computers and information systems and technology. In Part 1 of this series, practical and efficient use of computer technology is highlighted. Popular accounting, compliance, taxes, audit, write-up, forecasting and statistical, budgeting and planning, project management, activity-based accounting (ABC) software are explained. Finally, the importance of information security and data protection is discussed. Numerous examples and graphics are interspersed throughout the course.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, the course participant should be able to:

  • Identify components of an accounting information system.
  • Recognize characteristics of accounting, tax, and audit software.
  • Recognize the purpose of extensible business reporting language (XBRL).
  • Recognize the function of Activity-Based Costing (ABC) systems.
  • Identify the value of managerial software and cash management software.
  • Identify the steps in managing computer security.
  • Recognize failure points for a computer system.
  • Recognize appropriate protective steps for software modification.
    Catalog Number: 99DEL14-v2
    CPE Credits: 3 Registry / 3 QAS
    Author: Steve Spafford, CPA
    Advanced Preparation:
    Course Level: Overview
    Field of Study: Information Technology
    Content Partner: SmartPros Ltd.
    QAS: QAS Certified based on 50 minute hours.
    Course Type: Self-Study
    Minimum Passing Grade: 70%
    Soft/Hardware Reqs.:  Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
     Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
     56k or Greater Internet Connection
     Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
     Ram: 256 MB minimum
     Sound card with speakers/headphones
     Windows or Mac OS
    Release/Expiration Dates: Feb 01, 2018 / Jul 14, 2020