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Unformatted text preview: 33:010:458 33:010:458 Accounting Information Inf Systems Dr. Peter R. Gillett Peter R. Gillett Associate Professor Department of Accounting, Business Ethics and Information Systems Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick Accounting Information Systems INTRODUCTIONS Name (Personal name, FAMILY NAME) Rutgers ID # Home Town or Country College and Fraternity/Sorority College and Fraternity/Sorority Computer Skills Work Experience Experience Hobbies and Interests September 2, 2009 Dr. Peter R. Gillett 2 Accounting Information Systems INTRODUCTIONS I shall be doing my best to get to know everyone’s name, not only because it is friendlier that way, but also so that you can have your OWN participation grade at the end of the have your OWN participation grade at the end of the semester For at least the first three weeks, whenever you speak to me, or speak to you PLEASE tell me your name again or I speak to you, PLEASE tell me your name again Please DON’T BE EMBARRASSED to do this I am meeting 153 people today, most for the first time There are a lot of ways of assigning 153 names to 153 faces Help me help you by REMINDING ME WHO YOU ARE September 2, 2009 Dr. Peter R. Gillett 3 Accounting Information Systems SYLLABUS Memorandum Contact Information Objectives Background Background Grading Extra Credit Credit Homework and Assignments September 2, 2009 Dr. Peter R. Gillett 4 Accounting Information Systems SYLLABUS Participation Examinations Academic Integrity Withdrawal Policy Withdrawal Policy University Closings About the Instructor the Instructor Note about Printing September 2, 2009 Dr. Peter R. Gillett 5 Accounting Information Systems Course Objectives What do you expect these to be? September 2, 2009 Dr. Peter R. Gillett 6 Accounting Information Systems Textbooks We will use two textbooks: * An online textbook: “Accounting Information Systems: A Database Approach” from Cybertext * A regular book: “Building Accounting Systems using Access 2007” • You will not need this until October • It is currently not yet available from the publisher • We will use pdf files from the authors as needed fil th September 2, 2009 Dr. Peter R. Gillett 7 Accounting Information Systems OnOn-Line Textbooks Cybertext * You need to set up an account for this right away * Be sure you do NOT supply fake information to Cybertext – or you will * * * * * * * * NOT receive credit for the on NOT receive credit for the on-line quizzes quizzes Random quizzes of 5 questions will be generated for each student You may download the same quiz as often as you want You may take as long as you wish to respond You can only submit your answers once – you will be advised of your score and the correct answers You must do so before the start of your class on the due date Chapter 1 is due next Tuesday is due next Tuesday Quiz 1 – which you will take on-line at Cybertext’s site is also due then Email me if you need the password for check-payers September 2, 2009 Dr. Peter R. Gillett 8 Accounting Information Systems OnOn-Line Textbooks Material updated twice each year Typos and other errors corrected upon notification notification Material developed to meet RUTGERS requirements Browser may be used as a study aid (e.g., Ctrl-F, hyper-links) Hyper-links for enriched study context Carry a chapter at a time Save $100! $100! September 2, 2009 Dr. Peter R. Gillett 9 Accounting Information Systems Initial Computer Assignment Located at: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~gillett * * * * click to reach the biography click on the picture select Courses click on Fall 2009: Accounting Information Systems on Fall 2009: Accounting Information Systems Blackboard: https://blackboard.newark.rutgers.edu https://blackboard.newark.rutgers.edu * Accounting Information Systems 2009 is in bottom right corner under “My Organizations Plus” * click on Assignments September 2, 2009 Dr. Peter R. Gillett 10 Accounting Information Systems Initial Computer Assignment Obtain an e-mail account Visit my Web Site Print the Syllabus Print the Timetable Print the Initial Computer Assignment the Initial Computer Assignment Visit Blackboard and check the Discussion Board Obtain textbook account follow the link Obtain a textbook account – follow the link Do all the above immediately Register on my Student Database for Grading Purposes Do this next week AFTER changes in Sections processed September 2, 2009 Dr. Peter R. Gillett 11 Accounting Information Systems Blackboard Rutgers Business School course web site Use netid and password If you have NOT been set up, send me email . . . Should show all courses for which you are enrolled Remember, our “combined” course is shown as an Organization! September 2, 2009 Dr. Peter R. Gillett 12 Accounting Information Systems Email Be sure you have entered an email account that either you check regularly, or that is forwarded to one that you do check; you are responsible for any information sent to this address! September 2, 2009 Dr. Peter R. Gillett 13 Accounting Information Systems Why Accounting Information Systems? You already learned the principles of accounting – especially of recording transactions Intermediate Accounting teaches you the rules for Intermediate Accounting teaches you the rules for financial reporting In class and in examinations, T-accounts suffice for all the problems you meet the problems you meet In the real world, we need practical methods for recording, maintaining and reporting large numbers of transactions We need a systematic approach . . . . . . and that’s where AIS comes in! that where AIS comes in! September 2, 2009 Dr. Peter R. Gillett 14 Accounting Information Systems Why Accounting Information Systems? A starting point is considering what are business enterprises, and how do they generate and use information That where we will start next class That’s where we will start next class Until then – what do YOU think an business enterprise is? business enterprise is? September 2, 2009 Dr. Peter R. Gillett 15 Accounting Information Systems What is a business enterprise? Discuss and propose definitions for: * * * * * * * * * * Manufacture Produce Industry Trade Commerce Profession Practice Business Organization Enterprise Dr. Peter R. Gillett 16 September 2, 2009 Accounting Information Systems The A.I.S. Class Will have an accountant’s focus – technology chapters will be deferred till after Thanksgiving Will be your broadest-based accounting class Requires hard work, commitment and time, but is NOT rocket science Involves problem solving Requires you to accept change as a constant Requires a tolerance for ambiguity – you won’t find right and wrong answers all the time and wrong answers all the time Requires you to acquire some practical software design and implementation skills by using them – not by being lectured on them lectured on them September 2, 2009 Dr. Peter R. Gillett 17 Accounting Information Systems The Junior Year The Junior year is a whole new level of challenge * Every one of you is an above average student one of you is an above average student * Now your peer group is smarter too, and the * * * * competition is tougher Two years ago, most of you were High School kids years ago most of you were High School kids with ‘senioritis’ In two years time, most of you will be working on someone accounts representing the interests of someone’s accounts, representing the interests of your employer, and highly paid! That is one BIG TRANSITION GOOD LUCK!!! LUCK!!! Dr. Peter R. Gillett 18 September 2, 2009 ...
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