AIS_Wk6Discussion - technology can benefit the company or...

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Week 06 Discussion - Controller vs. CIO Protecting the security and integrity of accounting data is part of the controller's responsibility. Because of the integration with the computer system, the IT department must be involved in this process. In your opinion, who should be making the final decision in the decision-making process regarding the security of accounting data, the controller or chief information officer? Explain. In my opinion, the chief information officer should be making the final decision in the decision-making process regarding the security of accounting data. The reason for this is that the chief information officer (CIO) is responsible for the management, implementation and usability of information and computer technology. The CIO is also responsible for analyzing how
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Unformatted text preview: technology can benefit the company or improve an existing business process. The CIO is also responsible for integrating the new system to help the company realize the benefit from the improved/existing business process. Whereas, the controller is in charge of the Accounting Department. The principal functions of the controller are: (1) planning for control; (2) financial reporting and interpreting; (3) tax administration; (4) management audits and development of accounting systems; (5) internal audits (Barons, n.d., Controller). References Barons Accounting Dictionary. (n.d.). Controller. Retrieved from http://www.answers.com/topic/controller...
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