Accountant's Guide to Computers and Information Technology
The course covers what every accountant should know about computers, information systems and technology. The practical and efficient use of computer technology is highlighted. Popular accounting, compliance, tax, and audit software packages are discussed, along with trends in the computer market. The importance of information systems and data protection, data bases, client/server computing, and cloud computing are discussed, with an emphasis on security issues. The course also teaches you how to make lease-rent-purchase decisions and analyze and evaluate information technology (IT) investments.

Course Publication Date: December 21, 2021

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active self study membership or all access membership or can be purchased for $60.00!

Author:Delta CPE
Course No:TECH-COMPIT-4941
Recommended CPE:6.00
Delivery Method:QAS Self Study
Level of Knowledge:Overview
Advanced Preparation:None
Recommended Field of Study:Information Technology
Learning Objectives
  • Identify components of an accounting information system.
  • Recognize characteristics of accounting, tax, and audit software.
  • Recognize the purpose of eXtensible business reporting language (XBRL).
  • Recognize the function of Activity-Based Costing (ABC) systems.
  • Identify the value of managerial software and cash management software.
  • Identify the steps in managing computer security.
  • Recognize failure points for a computer system.
  • Recognize appropriate protective steps for software modification.
  • Recognize technical advantages of cloud computing.
  • Identify business benefits from cloud computing.
  • Identify protective steps for network environments.
  • Identify responsibilities for accountants on a database management system.
  • Recognize database types and terminology.
  • Recognize methods to evaluate technical investments.
  • Recognize the effect of taxes and the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) on capital budgeting decisions.

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