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AC 420 Advanced Accounting I
Shapiro, Marsha G.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

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Course

AC 420 Advanced Accounting I

Semester

FA 2009 HO

Faculty

Shapiro, Marsha G.

Title

Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Science in Accounting
CPA

Office Hours

By Appointment

E-Mail

marsha.shapiro@park.edu

Semester Dates

August 17, 2009-December 11, 2009

Class Days

M-W-F-

Class Time

11:00 - 11:50 AM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Fischer, Cheng & Taylor, Advanced Accounting, 10th Edition, South-Western Publishing
ISBN 0-324-37905-6

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Course Description:
AC420 Advanced Accounting I: Continuation of AC325. Selected topics in advanced financial accounting with emphasis on current accounting problems and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Prerequisite: AC325 and CS140 or equivalent. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
This class will be presented through readings, lectures, class discussions, internet, and hands on.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Compute and record partnership profits.
  2. Record entrance of new partner and exit of an old partner in businesses.
  3. Prepare a business plan and obtain a bank loan.
  4. Prepare Federal, state and city tax forms.
  5. Prepare bank statements, credit card statements and invoices for a business.
  6. Prepare working papers and financial transactions for a business.


Core Assessment:
The test examines each learning outcome with 20 questions.  Eighteen multiple-choice questions will be based upon a distribution of critical thinking concepts applied to a learning outcome. Two questions will examine a communication/writing component.  Each question will be weighted as 5 points.

Link to Class Rubric

Grading:

Mid-term Exam                75 points
Final Exam                      100 points
Project                              75 points
Assignment/forms               50 points
 
Total                                300 points
 

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
In general, late materials will not be accepted.  Late assignments, exams may be accepted at the discretion of the instructor and would be subject to a minimum of 10% late penalty.  The instructor would need to know of this circumstance in advance and absense should be for a verifiable reason.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Date Topic Exams
Week 1     Course Intro/Current Topics
Week 2 Partnerships
Week 3                    Partnerships
Week 4    Partnerships
Week 5 Partnerships
Week 6 Business Plans/Discuss Project
Week 7 Review; Mid-term Exam Mid-Term Exam

Week 8

New Business Forms
Week 9 Business Transactions/Working Papers
Week 10 Federal, State & City Forms
Week11 Payroll Tax Forms
Week 12 Complete Books for a Business
Week 13 Work on Project    
Week 14 Work on Project
Week 15 Work on Project
Week 16 Final Exam      Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
If the student is going to be absent, they should notify the instructor in advance via email.  Excused absences will only be granted if the student notifies the instructor prior to class.  Students who are absent for any reason must contact the instructor regarding make-up of exams, assignments, etc.  The instructor will NOT contact the student to make arrangements.

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluate and define accounting concepts identified by:                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
2,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Evaluate and define the accounting transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15
100-80 %
 
Evaluate and define the accounting transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15
60-79%
 
Evaluate and define the accounting transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15
50-59%
 
Evaluate and define the accounting transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15
Less than 50%
 
Synthesize data to produce a logical flow of informational reporting  per established accounting rules and standards                                                                                                                                       
Outcomes
2,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Assemble the correct and ethical accounting treatment for given transactions in order to produce accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14
100-80 %
 
Assemble the correct and ethical accounting  treatment for given transactions in order to produce accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14
60-79%
 
Assemble the correct and ethical accounting  treatment for given transactions in order to produce accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14
50-59%
 
Assemble the correct and ethical accounting  treatment for given transactions in order to produce accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14
Less than 50%
 
Analysis of transactional data                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
2,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Analyze accounting transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13
100-80 %
 
Analyze accounting transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13
60-79%
 
Analyze accounting transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13
50-59%
 
Analyze accounting transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13
Less than 50%
 
Application of established rules and logic per regulatory and commercial standards                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data for recording partnership profits in order to produce accurate Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q16, Q17, Q18
100-80 %
 
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data for recording partnership profits in order to produce accurate Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q16, Q17, Q18
60-79%
 
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data for recording partnership profits in order to produce accurate Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Q16, Q17, Q18  50-59%
 
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data for recording partnership profits in order to produce accurate Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles Q16, Q17, Q18
Less than 50%
 
Content of Communication written essay                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to recording partnership profits
Question 20
100-80 %
 
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to recording partnership profits
Question 20
60-79%
 
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to recording partnership profits
Question 20
50-59%
 
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to recording partnership profits
Question 20
Less than 50%
 
Technical Skill in Communicating written essay                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions
Question 19
100-80 %
 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions
Question 19
60-79%
 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions
Question 19
50-59%
 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions
Question 19
Less than 50%
 
First Literacy Technical knowledge and application                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Student will demonstrate an advanced accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 420 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
100-80 %
 
Student will demonstrate an advanced accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 420 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
60-79%
 
Student will demonstrate an advanced accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 420 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
50-59%
 
Student will demonstrate an advanced accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 420 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge
Overall Score
Less than 50%
 

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