20111_ACG2021_Introduction to Financial Accounting_ALL_Goslinga, J

20111_ACG2021_Introduction to Financial Accounting_ALL_Goslinga, J

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1 ACG 2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting Spring 2011 PROFESSOR : Jill K. Goslinga, CPA, J.D. OFFICE : GER 315 PHONE: 273-0216 Email : [email protected] World Wide Web: http://lss.at.ufl.edu CLASS HOURS : Tuesday/Thursday: 1:55-3:50 OFFICE HOURS : Monday: 9:30-11:00 AM, Tuesday: 12:00-1:30 PM, and by appointment Objectives: This is an introductory course intended to develop an understanding of the environment, role, and basic principles of financial accounting, primarily from the standpoint of the user of financial information. The course is not directed towards the needs of any particular major. The objectives of this course are as follows: 1. Identify the information conveyed in each of the four basic financial statements and the way that it is used by different decision makers. 2. Identify what constitutes a business transaction and apply transaction analysis to record the effects of those transactions. 3. Prepare basic financial statements based upon Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. 4. Describe common financial statement relationships used in financial analysis. Text: Harrison, Horngren & Thomas, Financial Accounting , 8th edition, Pearson. Additional Requirements : My Accounting Lab ****The text and MyAccountingLab can be purchased as a package from the bookstore. Please note, when purchased as a package the access code to MyAccountingLab only costs $10. If purchased individually (i.e. if you buy a used bok) the access code to MyAccountingLab costs $50 (or $100 with an e-book). With access to MyAccountingLab you will have access to an electronic version of the book. If you do not want a hardcopy of the book you may purchase only the access code to MyAccountingLab**** Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or completion of 24 semester hours. How to Succeed in this Course In order to succeed in this course you must keep up with the material. There is a lot of material covered in this course and the concepts in each chapter build on the concepts discussed in the previous chapter. The following steps will ensure you perform to the best of your ability: 1. Read the assigned chapter and take notes on the chapter prior to lecture 2. Attend or watch lecture (Do not let yourself get behind if you are watching lecture online) 3. After lecture complete the applicable homework using the notes you completed in step 1 above 4. Attend office hours to review any issues from the homework 5. Take the assigned quiz
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