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Accounting Information Systems: Essential Concepts and Applications, 4th Edition

Accounting Information Systems: Essential Concepts and Applications, 4th Edition

Joseph W. Wilkinson, Michael J. Cerullo, Vasant Raval, Bernard Wong-On-Wing

ISBN: 978-0-471-25352-5

Oct 1999

608 pages

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Intended for a one-semester course in Accounting Information Systems taught at the sophomore, junior, or senior level at most two- and four-year schools. This revision is completely streamlined, includes new pedagogy, and is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing added coverage, making it flexible enough to suit a variety of different approaches to the course.

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The Study of Accounting Information Systems.

The Business Environment and the AIS.

AIS Enhancements Through Information Technology and Networks.


Data Management.

Computer-Based Transaction Processing.

Database Modeling and Applications.


Risk Exposures and the Internal Control Structure.

General Controls and Application Controls.

Security for Transaction/Information Processing Support Systems.

Auditing of Information Systems.


The General Ledger and Financial Reporting Cycle.

The Revenue Cycle.

The Expenditure Cycle.


Systems Development.

  • A CD-ROM in the back of the book, providing added coverage of all relevant topics while reducing significantly the size text itself. Reduction in length of text and inclusion of CD provide instructor with maximum flexibility.
  • Incorporates a single business firm, Infoage, to illustrate concepts and techniques throughout the text.
  • More emphasis on electronic commerce and the Internet, bringing the student up-to-date with recent developments
  • Increased coverage of relational database structures, with relevant illustrations
  • Systems development condensed to a single chapter
  • New problems, based on actual field visits by the co-authors, so that the problems reflect situations faced by real business firms. Includes problems on computer viruses, frauds, internal controls, ethics, DSS, ES, neural computing, and databases.
  • Discussion questions that require students to visit various web sites relevant to the topical coverage in the chapters. These web sites extend the coverage of material within the chapters. For example, students can download full or demo versions of DSS packages, ES packages, data mining tools, anti-virus programs; in addition, they can access fully functioning ESs and go through a consultation of the expert system online.
  • Added coverage of the limitation of current AIS legacy systems and how firms can use information technology to overcome these limitations viz, SAP R/3's ERP system, RDBMS, DSS, EIS, client/server, Web-based applications, e-commerce, etc.