Accounting Information Systems: Understanding Business Processes

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Wiley, Aug 13, 2012 - Business & Economics - 762 pages
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Accounting Information Systems: Understanding Business Processes is the fourth edition of the leading local textbook available to students who are required to study a subject on accounting information systems. A well established and widely used textbook, the new edition continues to detail the important role of accounting and information systems in business. As students of accounting are required to possess a firm understanding of accounting information systems and how they impact upon various core business processes the text explores the business processes that are central to many organisations, and explains the many issues associated with accounting information systems.

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Brett Considine’s most recent academic role was as aLecturer in what is now known as the Department of Accounting andCorporate Governance at Macquarie University. At Macquarie, hecoordinated and taught units at the undergraduate and postgraduatelevels in areas that included introductory financial accounting,auditing and accounting information systems. He completed aBachelor of Commerce degree (with Honours) at Melbourne Universityin 1999, with a specialisation in Accounting and AccountingInformation Systems. He has also been a Senior Tutor at TheUniversity of Melbourne, teaching in the areas of accountinginformation systems and introductory accounting. Brett has alsoenjoyed an involvement with a number of the Residential Collegesaffiliated with The University of Melbourne, including Trinity,Ormond, Queen’s, Newman and International House.Additionally, Brett has completed a Graduate Diploma in Education(Secondary) at Australian Catholic University, has some secondaryschool teaching experience and, in a touch of diversity, hasexperience in the media
as a broadcaster.

Dr Alison Parkes is a Senior Lecturer in the Department ofAccounting at the University of Melbourne. She spent the firstdecade of her career as a CPA, and then moved to moresystems-focused areas, ultimately spending seven years as a seniorproject manager leading multidisciplinary teams to implementlarge-scale financial systems. Alison holds a Bachelor of Commerce(Accounting) from the University of Wollongong, a Masters (Honours)in Business Systems from Massey University, New Zealand, and a PhDin Business Information Systems from the University Of Melbourne.She teaches accounting information systems in the graduate schoolof the Business and Economics faculty at the University ofMelbourne, and has been awarded several dean’s certificatesof teaching excellence for her work in this subject. Her researchhas been published in numerous conferences and journals, itexplores various forms of human computer interactions with aparticular interest in the performance implications and behaviouralconsequences of technology design choices.

Dr Karin Olesen is a Senior Lecturer in the Department ofAccounting at AUT University. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce inAccounting and Finance, a Masters with First Class Honours and aPhD in Information Systems. She has over 20 years’ experiencein teaching at AUT and University of Auckland in the InformationSystems and Operations Management Department across a diverse rangeof subjects, including accounting information systems, introductoryaccounting, advanced financial reporting, financial modelling,knowledge management systems and digital media production at theundergraduate and postgraduate levels. The first part ofKarin’s career was spent in company and chartered accountingas a financial accountant involved in business planning, budgeting,financial reporting, implementation of accounting systems andtaxation preparation for multiple organisations.

Dr Yvette Blount is a Lecturer in the Department ofAccounting and Corporate Governance at Macquarie University. Sheworked in the IT and Banking industries for 20 years prior toembarking on an academic career. Yvette has a Bachelor of Business(MIS), MBA (Professional
Accounting) and a PhD in Information Systems. Yvette has taughtaccounting information systems and information systems formanagement in undergraduate and postgraduate programs in accountingand business information systems programs at Macquarie University.Her research interests include the implications of informationsystems for employee management, technology and flexible workpractices, in particular telework (telecommuting) and the role oftechnologies in learning and teaching. Her research has beenpublished in a number of information systems conferences andjournals.

Derek Speer holds both a Bachelor of Commerce and aMaster of Commerce in Accounting with equivalent First ClassHonours from the University of Auckland. He was a lecturer in theDepartment of Accounting and Finance at the University of Aucklandwhere he taught principally in Accounting Information Systems andManagement Accounting. Prior to commencing his academic career 24years ago, he held a number of posts in industry. His past researchinterests include public sector reform, accounting informationsystems, accounting education and the history of accountinginformation systems.

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