CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR TAX & FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS

Accountant's Guide to Computers and Information Technology

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Credits
CPE Credits
6 Credits: Business Management & Organization

Course Description

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

Learning Objectives

Chapter/Section 1 Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives
After completing this section of the course, you will be able to:
1.Identify components of an accounting information system.
2.Recognize characteristics of accounting, tax, and audit software.
3.Recognize the purpose of extensible business reporting language (XBRL).
Chapter/Section 2 Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives
After completing this section of the course, you will be able to:
1.Recognize the function of Activity-Based Costing (ABC) systems.
2.Identify the value of managerial software and cash management software.
Chapter/Section 3 Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives
After completing this section of the course, you will be able to:
1.Identify the steps in managing computer security.
2.Recognize failure points for a computer system.
3.Recognize appropriate protective steps for software modification.
Chapter/Section 4 Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives
After completing this section of the course, you will be able to:
1.Recognize technical advantages of cloud computing.
2.Identify business benefits from cloud computing.
3.Identify protective steps for network environments.
Chapter/Section 5 Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives
After completing this section of the course, you will be able to:
1.Identify responsibilities for accountants on a database management system.
2.Recognize database types and terminology.
Chapter/Section 6 Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives
After completing this section of the course, you will be able to:
1.Recognize methods to evaluate technical investments.
2.Recognize the effect of taxes and Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery Systems (MACRS) on capital budgeting decisions.

Course Specifics

Course ID
2174597
Revision Date
December 10, 2019
Advanced Preparation

None

Compliance information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

Course Instructor

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Delta CPE LLC

For many years, Delta CPE LLC has offered a wide variety of continuing education courses for financial professionals. Topics covered by Delta’s courses include accounting, financial management, budgeting, investments, financial statement reporting, business management, IFRS, ethics, valuations, real estate, and business writing. The diversity and breadth of Delta’s course offerings make the company a prolific and unique contributor to the CPE world. Delta’s well-credentialed authors and contributors have also been published in numerous academic and professional journals and quoted by some of the leading financial media outlets.

Accountant's Guide to Computers and Information Technology

Expert Instructors
Format
CPE CREDITS
6 Credits: Business Management & Organization

$174.00$204.00

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Icon_Self-Study
Self-Study
Icon_Level
Overview
Credits
CPE Credits
6 Credits: Business Management & Organization

Course Description

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

Learning Objectives

Chapter/Section 1 Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives
After completing this section of the course, you will be able to:
1.Identify components of an accounting information system.
2.Recognize characteristics of accounting, tax, and audit software.
3.Recognize the purpose of extensible business reporting language (XBRL).
Chapter/Section 2 Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives
After completing this section of the course, you will be able to:
1.Recognize the function of Activity-Based Costing (ABC) systems.
2.Identify the value of managerial software and cash management software.
Chapter/Section 3 Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives
After completing this section of the course, you will be able to:
1.Identify the steps in managing computer security.
2.Recognize failure points for a computer system.
3.Recognize appropriate protective steps for software modification.
Chapter/Section 4 Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives
After completing this section of the course, you will be able to:
1.Recognize technical advantages of cloud computing.
2.Identify business benefits from cloud computing.
3.Identify protective steps for network environments.
Chapter/Section 5 Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives
After completing this section of the course, you will be able to:
1.Identify responsibilities for accountants on a database management system.
2.Recognize database types and terminology.
Chapter/Section 6 Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives
After completing this section of the course, you will be able to:
1.Recognize methods to evaluate technical investments.
2.Recognize the effect of taxes and Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery Systems (MACRS) on capital budgeting decisions.

Course Specifics

Course ID
2174597
Revision Date
December 10, 2019
Advanced Preparation

None

Compliance information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

Course Instructor

Delta CPE LLC Headshot
Delta CPE LLC

For many years, Delta CPE LLC has offered a wide variety of continuing education courses for financial professionals. Topics covered by Delta’s courses include accounting, financial management, budgeting, investments, financial statement reporting, business management, IFRS, ethics, valuations, real estate, and business writing. The diversity and breadth of Delta’s course offerings make the company a prolific and unique contributor to the CPE world. Delta’s well-credentialed authors and contributors have also been published in numerous academic and professional journals and quoted by some of the leading financial media outlets.

Accountant's Guide to Computers and Information Technology

Expert Instructors
Format
CPE CREDITS
6 Credits: Business Management & Organization

$174.00$204.00

Clear