This new edition continues to organize key AIS course content (e.g. ERP and relational databases, REA, controls) around four major themes: simplicity of writing and presentation (lower level), business processes, accounting and IT controls, and ethics as it relates to accounting systems. This text offers real-world focus that impacts the chapter exposition, discussion questions, and end-of-chapter exercises and cases. It includes an emphasis on readability that extends beyond the narrative to the flowcharts and illustrations.
MODULE 1 INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 Introduction to AIS 1 CHAPTER 2 Foundational Concepts of the AIS 39 (Including an REA Appendix) MODULE 2 CONTROL ENVIRONMENT CHAPTER 3 Fraud, Ethics, and Internal Control 83 (Including appendices for the history of internal control standards and control objectives for information technology (COBIT)) CHAPTER 4 Internal Controls and Risks in IT Systems 127 CHAPTER 5 Corporate Governance and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 179 CHAPTER 6 IT Governance 211 CHAPTER 7 Auditing Information Technology Based Processes 253 MODULE 3 BUSINESS PROCESSES CHAPTER 8 Revenue and Cash Collection Processes and Controls 299 CHAPTER 9 Expenditures Processes and Controls Purchases 363 CHAPTER 10 Expenditures Processes and Controls Payroll and Fixed Assets 425 CHAPTER 11 Conversion Processes and Controls 473 CHAPTER 12 Administrative Processes and Controls 509 MODULE 4 IT INFRASTRUCTURE TO ENABLE PROCESSES CHAPTER 13 Data and Databases 541 CHAPTER 14 E-Commerce and E-Business 577 CHAPTER 15 IT Infrastructure for E-Business 615 Index 649