From the Back Cover
Concise, flexible, and up-to-date!
Offering concise, user-friendly coverage of core topics, this essential text provides a strong foundation for courses in Accounting Information Systems and gives instructors the flexibility they need to meet their individual course objectives. The text is an excellent stand-alone resource for a shorter course in accounting information systems, or the perfect foundation textbook for a longer class in which you choose to integrate other materials such as software manuals, casebooks, and readings.
Newly updated and revised for 2005, the Ninth Edition welcomes new coauthor Carolyn Strand Norman, and provides the latest information on e-commerce, XBRL, enterprise-wide software, data modeling and databases, computer technology, and more. Students will discover how accounting information systems collect, record, and store business data; learn how to develop effective internal control systems; and examine the accountant’s role in designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining accounting information systems.
- A new section in Chapter 1 entitled “What’s new in AIS?” describes the latest accounting scandals, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and key provisions of the new tax-reduction law.
- New Cases-in-Point woven into the text material and new end-of-chapter AIS-at-Work features and cases provide a real-world context.
- Four types of end-of-chapter exercises (discussion questions, problems, internet exercises, and cases) help students understand the material and gauge their progress.
- New references, citations, and web sites, both within and at the end of every chapter, allow students to explore the chapter material in greater depth.
About the Author
Nancy A. Bagranoff
received her A.A. degree from Briarcliff College, B.S. degree from the Ohio State University, and M.S. degree in accounting from Syracuse University. Her DBA degree was conferred by The George Washington University in 1986 (accounting major and information systems minor). From 1973 to 1976 she was employed by General Electric in Syracuse, New York, where she completed the company's Financial Management training Program. She spent Fall 1995 as Faculty in Residence at Arthur Andersen where she worked for the Business Systems Consulting and Computer Risk Management groups. Professor Bagranoff has published several articles in such journals as Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Accounting Literature, Computer and Accounting, The Journal of Accounting Education, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal of Accountancy, and The Journal of Accounting and EDP
. Dr. Bagranoff is also co-author of Core Concepts of Consulting for Accountants and Core Concepts of Consulting for Accountants and Core Concepts of IT Auditing
. She is currently the Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at Old Dominion University and President of the Information Systems section of the American Accounting Association.
Mark G. Simkin received his A.B. degree from Brandeis University and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Graduate School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Before assuming his present position of professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, University of Nevada, Professor Simkin taught in the Department of Decision Sciences at the University of Hawaii. He has also taught at California State University, Hayward, and the Japan America Institute of Decision Sciences, Honolulu; worked as a research analyst at the Institute of Business and Economic Research at the university of California, Berkeley; programmed computers at IBM's Industrial Development-Finance Headquarters in White Plains, New York; and acted as a computer consultant to business companies in California, Hawaii, and Nevada.; Dr. Simkin is the author of more than 100 articles that have been published in such journals as Decision Sciences, JASA, The Journal of Accountancy, Communications of the ACM, Interfaces, The Review of Business and Economic Research, and the Journal of Bank Research. He has also authored several textbooks in such computer programming areas as Visual Basic.
Carolyn Strand Norman received her B.S. and M.S.I.A. degrees from Purdue University and her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. Dr. Norman is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Texas since 1997. She is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel who was a management analyst with the United States Air Force. At the Pentagon she developed compensation and entitlements legislation, working frequently with House and Senate staffers. Prior to assuming her current position, Dr. Norman taught at Seattle Pacific University where she co-authored the book XBRL Essentials with Charles Hoffman, and was selected as scholar of the Year for the School of Business and Economics. Dr. Norman has published more than 25 articles in such journals as Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Information Systems, Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education, Journal of Forensic Accounting, Review of Accounting Information Systems, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management , Strategic Finance, and Internal Auditing.