ACC: Accounting

ACC 210: Financial Accounting

This course presents an introduction to fundamental financial accounting principles, concentrating on identifying, recording, and communicating the economic events of a business organization. Topics include the accounting cycle, the preparation and presentation of the income statement, retained earnings statement and balance sheet, and an in-depth exploration of the measure and presentation of assets and liabilities.

Prerequisite: Business Major or BUS Minor or ACC Minor or MTD or ECO or ISE Major

Advisory Prerequisites: BUS 111 or BUS 115

3 credits

ACC 214: Managerial Cost Analysis and Applications

A study of cost concepts, and theories as it relates to cost accumulation systems for product, process and activity based costing, as well as the implementation and evaluation of an accounting system as a source of information for decision making, planning, control, and evaluation of the organization by management. Includes cost-volume-profit analysis, overhead rates, budgeting and variance analysis, statement of cash flows and financial statement ratio analysis.

Prerequisite: BUS major or ACC minor or ISE Major and ACC 210

3 credits

ACC 310: Intermediate Accounting I

This course expands upon the basic financial accounting framework and explores the theoretical and analytical applications of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in a business environment. The student will gain an understanding of financial reporting criteria and the reliance placed upon financial information by external users. Topics include the measurement and reporting of cash, receivables, inventories, and operational assets, revenue recognition and the preparation of financial statements.

Prerequisite(s): BUS major or ACC minor and ACC 214

3 credits

ACC 311: Federal Income Taxation I

Introduces and explores fundamental income taxation concepts for individuals. Topics include gross income, exclusions, adjusted gross income, deductions, exemptions, tax computations, and credits. Introductory tax concepts, including cash and accrual methods, property acquisitions and dispositions, like-kind exchanges, and passive loss rules are also reviewed. Additionally, students will familiarize themselves with tax planning concepts, the legislative process, and professional responsibilities in tax practice.

Prerequisite(s): BUS major or ACC minor and U3 or U4 standing

3 credits

ACC 313: Intermediate Accounting II

This course is the second in the intermediate accounting sequence (ACC 310). This course continues in the exploration of the financial accounting framework and the theoretical and analytical applications of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Topics the study of advanced topics including accounting for investments, stockholders equity, pensions, leases, income taxes, bonds, and other contemporary financial accounting issues.

Prerequisite: BUS major or ACC Minor and ACC 310

3 credits

ACC 314: Federal Income Taxation II

Introduces and explores fundamental income taxation concepts for business entities, with a focus on C corporations, S corporations, and partnerships. Topics include the formation, operation, reorganization and liquidation of C corporations, as well as the formation, operation and liquidation of flow-through entities. Students will also familiarize themselves with specialty topics concerning estates and trusts, transfer taxes and jurisdictional taxation.

Prerequisite: BUS Major or ACC Minor and ACC 311

3 credits

ACC 315: Accounting for the Small Business Entrepreneur

This course is designed to introduce the student to accounting and other financial concept as that the small business entrepreneur needs to know in order to be successful. The course will reinforce accounting concepts already introduced in the Financial Accounting course with an emphasis on the small business. Students will study and utilize QuickBooks and Peachtree accounting software programs. Other business/financial concerns such as bank reconciliations, payroll preparation, payroll and sales tax compliance, maintenance of installment debt, and utilization of sales and purchase discounts will be reviewed.

Prerequisites: BUS Major; ACC 210

3 credits

ACC 400: External Auditing

The course is designed to introduce and explore basic auditing principles, concepts and applications within the context of the audit of an annual financial statement. This course will review the audit process and cover the following: planning (identification of the risks of material misstatement); application of procedures (reducing audit risk below an acceptable level); assessment (based upon documented audit evidence); and, reporting (in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards) This course will also examine professional ethical standards and their relevance to the audit process. Other topics will include analysis and testing of internal control, substantive testing, and accounting research.

Prerequisite(s): BUS Major or ACC minor and ACC 310

3 credits