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Accounting Information Systems
Accounting Information Systems

Accounting Information Systems, 4th Edition

ISBN10: 1264444842 | ISBN13: 9781264444847
By Vernon Richardson, Chengyee Chang and Rod Smith
© 2024

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Accounting Information Systems 4e covers the four roles for accountants with respect to information technology: users of technology and information systems, managers of users of technology, designers of information systems,
and evaluators of information systems. Accountants must understand the organization and how organizational processes generate information important to management. The focus of Accounting Information Systems 4e is on the accountant's role as a business analyst in solving business problems by database modeling, database design, and business process modeling. Unlike other texts that provide a broad survey of AIS related topics, this text concentrates on developing practical business analysis skills through real-world examples, problems, and projects. Whether you are developing a new course for AIS or incorporating AIS materials into your existing curriculum, Accounting Information Systems 4e will help your students develop the technological skills they need for their future careers.

Chapter 1: Accounting Information Systems and Firm Value  
Chapter 2: Data Analytics: Addressing Accounting Questions with Data  
Chapter 3: Data Analytics: Data Visualizations 
Chapter 4: Process Modeling and Documentation Tools
Chapter 5: Data Modeling and Control Concepts
Chapter 6: Relational Databases and Enterprise Systems  
Chapter 7: Sales and Collections Business Process  
Chapter 8: Purchases and Payments Business Process 
Chapter 9: Conversion Business Process 
Chapter 10: Integrated Project  
Chapter 11: Accounting Information Systems and Internal Controls  
Chapter 12: Cybersecurity and Computer Fraud  
Chapter 13: Monitoring and Auditing AIS  
Chapter 14: eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) 
Chapter 15: Emerging Technologies: Blockchain and AI Automation  
Chapter 16: The Balanced Scorecard and Business Value of Information Technology  
Chapter 17: Justifying and Planning IT Initiatives Using Project Management Techniques

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About the Author

Vernon Richardson

Vernon J. Richardson is a Distinguished Professor of Accounting and the G. William Glezen Chair in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and a visiting professor at Baruch College. He received his BS. Master’s of Accountancy, and MBA from Brigham Young University and a PhD in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has taught students at the University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, Brigham Young University, and University of Kansas and internationally at Chinese University of Hong Kong Shenzhen, Aarhus University, the China Europe International Business School (Shanghai), Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, and the University of Technology Sydney.

Dr. Richardson is a member of the American Accounting Association. He has served as president of the American Accounting Association Information Systems section. He previously served as an editor of The Accounting Review and is currently an editor at Accounting Horizons. He has published articles in The Accounting Review, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, MIS Quarterly, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Operations Management, and Journal of Marketing. Dr. Richardson is also a co-author of McGraw-Hill’s Introduction to Data Analytics for Accounting, Data Analytics for Accounting and Introduction to Business Analytics textbooks.

Chengyee Chang

C. Janie Chang is the Academic Executive Director of the Master of Professional Accountancy program at University of California, Davis. She received her PhD from the University of California-Irvine. Before joining UC Davis in 2023, Dr. Chang was the Vern Odmark Professor at San Diego State University (SDSU). At SDSU, she established the graduate Accounting Information Systems (AIS) program. She also taught students at University of California-Irvine, San Jose State University, and California State University-San Marcos. Dr. Chang's teaching interests in AIS include information systems audit, data modeling, issues in e-business, and business networks and controls.

Dr. Chang is a member of the American Accounting Association and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Dr. Chang has studied issues in auditing, accounting, and information systems to investigate information processing of experts in addition to cross-cultural issues related to professional judgments and decisions. Her studies have been published in Abacus, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Data Base, International Journal of Accounting, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Journal of Accounting Literature, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, among others.

Rod Smith

Rod Smith is Professor of Accountancy at California State University-Long Beach and Director of the MS in Accountancy program. He received his BS in mathematics from the University of Oregon; MS in financial management from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California; and PhD in management (accounting) from University of California-Irvine. He previously taught at the University of Arkansas, University of California-Irvine, and University of Alaska.

Dr. Smith has published research in the Accounting Review, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and International Journal of Accounting Information Systems. He is a certified public accountant (retired), certified management accountant, chartered global management accountant, and retired captain in the U.S. Coast Guard.

His research interests include use of financial and nonfinancial measures to assess organizational performance; accounting information systems, enterprise systems, business processes, and business value; design science; and systems dynamics and business process simulation.


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