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COURSE NUMBER: BACC228
COURSE TITLE:Computerized Accounting
DIVISION:Business
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:Lecture 3
DELIVERY MODE:Classroom
Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Emphasis placed on analysis and interpretation of accounting data, and applying this data to computerized entries. The student will master techniques for evaluating and interpreting data as a means of solving business problems.

PREREQUISITES:
CACC101 with a grade of C or better.

NOTES:

COURSE OBJECTIVES / STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
This course gives the student computerized accounting theory which will serve as a guide in the development of thoughtful decisions with reference to accounting problems encountered in today’s business world. In following these theories, thoughts and solutions are directed toward the preparation, interpretation and analysis of financial statements by utilizing computerization in accounting.

The following objectives are to be applied in Computerized Accounting. Students should strive to accomplish these goals and objectives in class.

Critical Thinking Goals:
  • Observe, analyze, synthesize, apply and evaluate business information.
  • Identify arguments, evaluate claims, and form conclusions based on standard business practices.
  • Identify and analyze problems and options, selecting and implementing appropriate solutions, and evaluate outcomes appropriate to course content.
  • Examine and evaluate personal thinking as well as the thought process and perspective of others.
Communication Goals:
  • Prepare and present clear, concise, well-developed written communications in Standard English with correct punctuation and spelling, using business word processing formats and styles.
  • Write clear organized short informational reports using correct format and report writing principals.
  • Use listening skills that positively enhance relationships in a business environment.
Quantitative Skills Goals:
  • Use mathematics to solve quantitative business issues and problems.
  • Calculate and explain the costs and benefits of simple financial choices encountered in financial planning and strategic decision making.
  • Use personal computers and other tools most commonly used in business to obtain, store, organize, and communicate quantitative business information

TOPICAL OUTLINE:

Exploring QuickBooks with Rock Castle Construction
CHAPTER 1 QUICK TOUR OF QUICKBOOKS
This chapter provides a guided tour of the software using QuickBooks Navigation tools and introduces the QuickBooks sample company, Rock Castle Construction. Other topics include the Workflow and Restart & Restore approaches for backup files.

CHAPTER 2 CUSTOMIZING QUICKBOOKS AND THE CHART OF ACCOUNTS
This chapter introduces how to customize QuickBooks and the Chart of Accounts to meet specific business needs. Other topics include customizing QuickBooks security.

CHAPTER 3 BANKING
This chapter focuses on the checking account and check register for a small business. Topics include making deposits, writing checks, and reconciling a bank statement.

CHAPTER 4 CUSTOMERS AND SALES
Chapter 4 demonstrates how to record customer transactions. Topics include how to create invoices, record sales, record customer payments, and print customer reports.

CHAPTER 5 VENDORS, PURCHASES, AND INVENTORY
This chapter focuses on recording vendor transactions, including creating purchase orders, paying bills, and printing vendor reports.

CHAPTER 6 EMPLOYEES AND PAYROLL
Chapter 6 covers time tracking, billing tracked time, and processing payroll using QuickBooks payroll service. Manual payroll preparation is covered in Chapter 11.

CHAPTER 7 REPORTS AND GRAPHS
In this chapter, you complete the accounting cycle by creating a trial balance and entering adjusting entries. In addition, you learn how to create a variety of reports and graphs using QuickBooks.

CHAPTER 8 NEW COMPANY SETUP
Chapter 8 covers how to use the Easy Step Interview feature to set up a new company in QuickBooks. You also learn how to create customer, vendor, and item lists.

CHAPTER 9 ACCOUNTING FOR A SERVICE COMPANY
Chapter 9 records transactions for an entire year using the company created in Chapter 8. Expanded end-of-chapter learning activities include a short exercise setting up a new company and entering transactions. Project 9 and QuickBooks Case 9 provide opportunities to integrate all the QuickBooks skills covered thus far in a comprehensive fashion.

CHAPTER 10 MERCHANDISING CORPORATION: SALES, PURCHASES AND INVENTORY
After learning how to set up a merchandising corporation with inventory, you record
Transactions for the first month of operations. Project 10 and QuickBooks Case 10 are
Comprehensive assignments for a merchandising corporation.

CHAPTER 11 MERCHANDISING CORPORATION: PAYROLL
Chapter 11 covers how to set up and record payroll using QuickBooks manual payroll approach. Project 11 continues and builds upon Project 10. QuickBooks Case 11 is a continuation of QuickBooks Case 10.

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Computer Accounting with QuickBooks 2015, Donna Kay 17th Ed. with Data Files and QuickBooks program.
See bookstore website for current book at http://www.dacc.bkstr.com

EVALUATION:
Grades will consist of comprehensive problems within Quick book.  Dates for the exams are indicated on the schedule so students have time for preparation.  Each comprehensive problem carries a 100 point value.

The following grading scale will be used for the final course grades. However, the instructor reserves the right to vary the scale if necessary.

100-90% = A

  89-80% = B

  79-70% = C

  69-60% = D

  59-00% = F


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REVISION:
Fall 2016

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