Accounting Information Systems

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Today's accounting professionals are expected to help organizations identify enterprise risks and provide assurance for information systems. ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 8E helps you develop a solid foundation in enterprise risk management as it relates to business processes and their information systems. The book's proven coverage centers around three of the areas most critical in accounting information systems today: enterprise systems, e-Business systems, and controls for maintaining those systems. The book is written clearly to help you easily grasp even the most challenging topics. You can explore today's most intriguing AIS topics to see how they relate to business processes, information technology, strategic management, security, and internal controls. The 8th edition provides you with the tools and processes for organizing and managing information. Whether you want an emphasis on enterprise risk management, solid understanding of databases or REA, or a background in systems development, ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 8E offers the solid foundation you need.

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Ulric J. (Joe) Gelinas, Jr., PhD, is Professor Emeritus at Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts. For PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dr. Gelinas developed and taught training programs for business processes, internal control, and IT audit. He was Senior Consultant for MIS Training Institute teaching courses in the IT Audit curriculum and taught in the University of Maastricht's International Executive Master of Finance and Control Program. Professor Gelinas also has taught at the University of Tennessee and at Vesalius College, Vrije Universtiteit Brussel, in Brussels, Belgium. Professor Gelinas has published articles on interorganizational collaboration and coordination infrastructures, accounting information systems, use of technology in business education, technical communications, and information privacy. These articles have appeared in academic and practitioner journals, including the Journal of Information Systems, Issues in Accounting Education, IS Audit & Control Journal, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of Information Technology, International Journal of Technology Management, International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research, Journal of Information Systems Education, Technical Communications Quarterly, and IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. In 2003, Professor Gelinas received the Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award from the American Accounting Association. He has made presentations and conducted workshops at the International Conference of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and at ISACA's Computer Audit, Control, and Security (CACS) conferences as well as for other professional groups. Professor Gelinas was a member of the U.S. expert panel that reviewed Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) and has conducted COBIT workshops throughout the world.

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The problems and case studies are excellent. I find the illustrations in this text to be very effective. It is a complete text with a strong conceptual basis and real world examples to enhance learning. I plan on using it indefinitely in the future!

My students like the case studies and capsule cases. The book does a good job of communicating the system's analysts view, and allowing me to compare it with the typical accountant/auditor view of the system.

I like the control matrix approach in chapters 7-9. I like the pedagogical devices used throughout the text.

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