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AC 420 Advanced Accounting I
Mroczkowski, Todd J.


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.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

AC 420 Advanced Accounting I

Semester

S1DD 2010 DC

Faculty

Mroczkowski, Todd J.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. - Accounting, Wheeling Jesuit University
M.B.A., Wheeling Jesuit University
Certified Public Accountant (INACTIVE), State of Ohio

Daytime Phone

740-983-1304

Other Phone

740-341-9135

E-Mail

todd.mroczkowski@park.edu

todd.mroczkowski@aleris.com

Semester Dates

January 11, 2010 to March 1, 2010

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:00 - 11:00 PM

Prerequisites

AC 325 and CS 140 or equivalents

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Advanced Accounting, Fischer, Taylor, and Cheng, 10th ed. Thompson South-Western, 2006. ISNB 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

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

Class Assessment:

We will use a variety of assessment instruments: homework, attendance, discussion, research paper, presentation, and exams.  

In this course you will be required to write a research paper that will be at least 8 pages of content and at least 4 outside sources. Along with the research paper you will be required to prepare and deliver a verbal presentation of your topic. This presentation must be between 7 to 10 minutes in length and must incorporate power point slides, no exception. This verbal presentation will be graded on the time and content of the material.


The paper and presentation must cover material contained in Part 2 of your text. In other words you will be limited to the topics covered from Chapter 9 up to and including Chapter 12. If you do not know how to use Power Point, I suggest that you start early and experiment with this software, it is not difficult.

Grading:

Homework                            20% of overall grade

Research paper                      10% of overall grade

Presentation                           10% of overall grade

Mid-term                               30% of overall grade

Final                                      30% of overall grade

   Total                                 100%

90 - 100%      A

80 - 89%        B

70 - 79%        C

60 - 69%        D

59 and below  F

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:

There will be no late submission of course material. Upon entering the classroom, learners will drop off their assigned problems with the instructor and use a copy to work with during the review. Since we do review all homework and since the answers will be revealed, turning in homework once this process has been completed compromises the integrity of the course and the grading structure. Students should email or fax the assigments in prior to the start of class if they are to be considered for full credit.

Please regard this as static and there can be no exceptions. I realize that you may leave your work at home of forget it, we are all human, however, no exception will be made concerning the grading policy.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Class start time is 5:00 Sharp. We will start at 5:00 and you will be responsibile for missed material

Cell phones must be turned off.

Food and beverages are not permitted. This is the policy of DSCC

Only one conversation at a time.

Respect fellow students and the instructor. To gain respect, you must give respect.

All homework assignments are to be submitted on time; no exceptions

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1

Read Chapter 9: The International Accounting Environment

Read the Module: Derivatives and Related Accounting Issues.

Homework will be assigned at the end of class.

Week 2

Review previous week's homework.

Read Chapter 10: Foreign Currency Transactions

Read Chapter 11: Translation of Foreign Financial Statements

Homework will be assigned at the end of class

Week 3

Review previous week's homework.

Read Chapter 12: Interim Reporting and Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise.

Introduce Research Paper and Presentation requirements.

Review for Mid-term Exam

Week 4

In class Mid-term exam covering chapters 9 through 12

Week 5

Review mid-term exam

Read Chapter 13: Partnerships: Characteristics, Formation, and Accounting for Activities.

Read Chapter 14: Partnerships: Ownership Changes and Liquidations.

Homework will be assigned at the end of class.

Week 6

Review previous week's homework.

Read Chapter 20: Estates and Trusts: Their Nature and the Accountant's Role.

Read Chapter 21: Debt Restructuring, Corporate Reorganizations , and Liquidations.

Review for Final Exam

Week 7

In class Final Exam - Comprhensive

Week 8

Review Final Exam

Class Presentations and research papers due.

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

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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