Conceptual Foundations of Accounting Information Systems
- Accounting information systems:an overview
- Overview of transaction processing and ERP systems
- Systems documentation techniques
- Relational databases
- Accounting and financial specialists, professionals and practitioners who need to understand how accounting information systems (AIS) work in order to effectively measure how cost-effectively they perform, to assess their reliability and that of the information produced, or to lead the redesign and implementation of new and better systems.
- Internal and external auditors.
- Accountants who wish to improve the design and functioning of the AIS so that it truly adds value to the organisation by providing management with the information needed to effectively run organisations.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to understand:
- The basic terminology and an overview of AIS topics.
- How an AIS can add value to an organisation and how it can be used to help organisations implement corporate strategy.
- The types of information companies need to successfully operate and the basic business processes that produce that information.
- The role of the AIS in an organisation’s value chain.
- Transaction processing in automated systems, and basic information input/output, processing and data storage concepts.
- The wide range of data that must be collected by the AIS.
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and their importance and uses in modern business.
- How to evaluate, design, and document information systems using data diagrams, business process diagrams, and flowcharts.
- Databases, with a particular emphasis on the relational data model.
- Business intelligence.
£535 + VAT