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ACC 542 Week 1 Individual Assignment Computer Information System Brief

ACC 542 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Automated Process of Accounting Information Systems

ACC 542 Week 3 Individual Assignment Data Table Analysis

ACC 542 Week 4 Individual Assignment Internal Control and Risk Evaluation

ACC 542 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Audit Proposal

ACC 542 Week 6 Individual Assignment System Integrity and Validation

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ACC 542 Week 1 Individual Assignment Computer Information System Brief

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Kudler Fine Foods is a client of the accounting firm for which you work. Kudler’s management is interested in effectively integrating technology into its business operations. They have asked you to prepare a brief detailing how computer systems could be more effectively integrated to meet their business needs and improve their accounting operations.

Resource:Kudler Fine Foods is a part of the virtual organizations which may be found by using the link on your rEsource page titled “Virtual Business Portal.”

Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word brief:

Identify Kudler’s key business and accounting information needs.

Analyze Kudler’s current system including hardware and software by performing an analysis of strengths and weaknesses regarding Kudler’s current computer system and technology use.

Explain what opportunities Kudler has in terms of technology and provide suggestions for improving Kudler’s ability to maximize these opportunities through technology.

Evaluate the threats which Kudler may encounter given their current systems and your suggestions, in terms of using technology.

Use APA formatting where appropriate for references, citations, and title page

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ACC 542 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Automated Process of Accounting Information Systems

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Similar to any business, Kudler Fine Foods uses payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and inventory processes. All four of these processes could be improved by the use of accounting information systems. Your accounting firm has assigned you to the team that will recommend systems to improve automation of these processes.

Decide as a team whether Kudler should purchase industry specific software or develop customized software.

Prioritize the automation, enhancement, and maintenance to the four main systems.

Prepare the documentation needed to explain the rationale for your decisions as well as recommended automation, enhancement, and maintenance schedules.

Develop flowcharts to show the flow of data into and from each of the four accounting systems analyzed.

Write a 500- to 750-word brief that:

Explains the rationale and analysis behind the recommended course of action.

Explains the characteristics of the system that support the recommended course of action.

Describes how the analyzed accounting information systems incorporating the recommended changes add value to the accounting operations of Kudler Fine Foods.

Follows APA formatting.

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ACC 542 Week 3 Individual Assignment Data Table Analysis

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Before data can be automated it must be evaluated for completeness. Examine the data tables that Kudler Fine Foods maintains for inventory. The table description is located under the Intranet tab - Information Technology tab in the Kudler Virtual Organization. The inventory table is located under Intranet tab – Finance and Accounting – Inventory Reports.

Resource: Microsoft® Excel Pivot Table Tutorialhttp://office.microsoft.com/training/training.aspx?AssetID=RC010136191033

A sample pivot table is available for review on the rEsource page for this course.

Prepare a 500- to 750-word brief for Kudler Fine Foods management:

Evaluate the design elements of the data tables from an accounting perspective.

Create an entity relationship diagram illustrating the existing data tables.

Recommend improvements to the data tables.

Create a pivot table in Microsoft® Excel using the general ledger inventory data located on the Kudler Fine Foods Intranet. This pivot table will be used to provide more information to management at Kudler Fine Foods.

Explain how the information in the pivot table can improve decision-making for management at Kudler Fine Foods, including an example from the data.

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Locate the Week Three Student Road Map on the rEsource page.

Install and start the software according to the instructions.

Complete the assignment

Submit your document to your instructor.

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ACC 542 Week 4 Individual Assignment Internal Control and Risk Evaluation

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Management at Kudler Fine Foods has reviewed the flowcharts prepared in Week Two and is requesting information on controls that will be required.

Prepare a 750- to 1,100-word brief:

Analyze the risks in the systems which your team analyzed.

Identify all risks and internal control points by incorporating the controls and risks into the flowcharts.

Design internal controls to mitigate risks to the systems

Evaluate the application of internal controls to the systems

Discuss other controls outside the system that Kudler Fine Foods may need.

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ACC 542 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Audit Proposal

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Management at Kudler Fine Foods now wants to see the proposed audit schedules for the systems analyzed by the team in Week Two.

Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word brief that:

Distinguishes between the types of audits that could be used for each process.

Recommends the audit most appropriate for each process.

Explains how the audits will be conducted.

Identifies events that could prevent reliance on auditing through the computer.

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ACC 542 Week 6 Individual Assignment System Integrity and Validation

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In addition to the audit plan for the analyzed processes, recommend ways the audit documentation and process can be improved using computer technology.

Prepare an internal 700- to 1,050-word brief and accompanying 5- to 8-slide PowerPoint® presentation:

Describe how the selected computer assisted auditing techniques will be used to validate data and system integrity within the system.

Explain the functions of audit productivity software.

Explain how audit productivity software could be used in the systems designed.

Write a one-page summary of the recommendations made to Kudler and include it as a preface to this week’s brief.

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Locate the Week Three Student Road Map on the rEsource page.

Install and start the software according to the instructions.

Complete the assignment

Submit your document to your instructor.

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