Syllabus - Every business depends on its accountants to...

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Every business depends on its accountants to organize and maintain financial information. Accountants translate the maze of numbers most people see into valuable information that keeps a company going. This course introduces students to the accounting profession and the role accounting plays in business. Students learn the fundamentals of accounting principles and the accounting cycle. Policies Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents: University policies : You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum. University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality. Course Materials Kimmel, P., Weygandt, J., & Kieso, D. (2003). Essentials of accounting: Tools for business decision making (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. All electronic materials are available on the student website. Supplemental Resources Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook , available online at Week One: Careers and Accounting in Business Details Due Points Objectives 1.1 Summarize the role accounting plays in business. 1.2 Discuss the importance of ethics in financial reporting. 1.3 Discuss the various career opportunities within the field of accounting. Course Preparation Read the course description and objectives. Read the instructor’s biography and post your own. Readings Read Appendix A. Read Ch. 1 of Essentials of Accounting . Participation Participate in class discussion. 2 Substantive responses on each of 4 days = 8 posts 20 Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion questions. Day 2 Tues & Day 5 Fri 10 Checkpoint Career Opportunities Visit the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics at for an overview of the accounting field. Visit for additional details such as salary expectations and general job expectations. Locate three job postings within your state for positions in the field of accounting. Write a 200- to 300-word summary of the educational requirements for each position, the starting salary (if listed), and a brief description of the responsibilities of the position. Day 4 Thurs
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2011 for the course ACCOUNTING 225 taught by Professor Mattwilliams during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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