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AC 430 Auditing
Shapiro, Marsha G.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

AC 430 Auditing

Semester

SP 2012 HO

Faculty

Shapiro, Marsha G.

Title

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Science in Accounting
CPA

Office Location

Mackay 26.5

Office Hours

T-R 10:00-1:00; 3:45-4:45 or by appointment

Daytime Phone

816-584-6304

E-Mail

Marsha.Shapiro@park.edu

Semester Dates

January 16, 2012-May 11, 2012

Class Days

--M-W---

Class Time

3:00 - 4:15 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Arens, Elder, Beasley, Auditing and Assurance Services, Fourteenth Edition, Pearson/Prentice Hall.  ISBN #9780132575959
 

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Course Description:
AC430 Auditing: A study of auditing theory and procedures, the development and use of internal controls, and the ethical and professional standards of an independent professional accountant. Prerequisite: AC325 and CS140 or equivalent. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Class will be conducted through lecture, class discussion, in-class assignments and a term project.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Review, analyze and test internal controls.
  2. Complete an audit of a fictitious corporation.
  3. Write an audit plan.
  4. Prepare adjustments of accounts.
  5. Write audit reports.
  6. Prepare audit schedules and working papers.


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:

There will be four examinations, including a comprehensive final exam.  There will also be a project that will be completed throughout the term.
 
Students will also present 2 articles to the class for credit.

Grading:

Exam I                                     7.5%                        25 points
Mid-Term Exam                       15%                        50 points
Exam III                                   7.5%                       25 points
Final Exam                                30%                      100 points
Term Project                             20%                        70 points
Articles                                     10 %                        30 points
Attendance/Participation            10%                         30 points
                           
Totals                                        100%                     330 points
 
Grading Scale:
 
A=90% 297-330 points
B=80% 264-296 points
C=70% 231-263 points
D=60% 198-230 points
Below 198 points 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:
Excused absenses should be discussed in advance.  Excused absences consist of work-related travel, death in the family, illness or military duty.  Other instances will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
 
A student who is absent for any reason is still responsible for the course work that is covered during his or her absense.  Examinations will only be made up at the discretion of the instructor.  Students are responsible for contacting the instructor regarding make-up work.  The instructor will NOT contact students regarding re-scheduling of missed exams.
 
Any late materials, may be subject to up to a 10% late penalty, which will be assessed at the discretion of the instructor.
 
 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

This class will move very quickly.  It is important for students to arrive on time at the beginning of class. 
 
Extraneous talking will not be tolerated.
 
Cell phones should be turned off.

Absolutely no texting during class.
 
 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Date   Class Activities   Exams
Week 1           Course Intro, Chapters 1 & 2
Week 2   Chapters 3 & 4
Week 3 Chapters 5 & 6
Week 4 Chapter 7, Exam Chapters 1-6

Exam I

Week 5 Chapters 8 & 9
Week 6 Chapter 10,Discuss/Begin Term Project
Week 7 Chapter 11 & 12 
Week 8   Review & Mid-term Exam Mid-Term Exam
       SPRING BREAK
Week 9 Chapters 13 & 14
Week 10 Chapters 15 & 16
Week 11 Chapters 17, 18 & 19
Week 12 Chapters 20 & 21, Exam III Exam III
Week 13 Chapters 22 & 23
Week 14 Chapter 24, Wrap up Project
Week 15 Chapter 25 & 26, Wrap up Project 
Week 16 Final Exam, Comprehensive 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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
It is expected that the student will perform his or her own work on all exams, including any take-home exams.

Students may work on term project in groups.

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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 .

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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluate and define accounting concepts identified by:                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
1,2,3,4,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Evaluate and define the audit procedure(s) in order to conduct an audit per Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Sarbanes Oxley Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15 100-80 % Evaluate and define the audit procedure(s) in order to conduct an audit per Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Sarbanes Oxley Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15 60-79% Evaluate and define the audit procedure(s) in order to conduct an audit per Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Sarbanes Oxley Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15 50-59% Evaluate and define the audit procedure(s) in order to conduct an audit per Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Sarbanes Oxley Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15 Less than 50%
 
Synthesize data to produce a logical flow of informational reporting per established accounting rules and standards outcome(s):                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
1,2,3,4,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Formulate the correct and ethical auditing procedures for given accounting transactions in order to prepare an audit report per Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Sarbanes Oxley Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14 100-80 % Formulate the correct and ethical auditing procedures for given accounting transactions in order to prepare an audit report per Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Sarbanes Oxley Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14 60-79% Formulate the correct and ethical auditing procedures for given accounting transactions in order to prepare an audit report per Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Sarbanes Oxley Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14 50-59% Formulate the correct and ethical auditing procedures for given accounting transactions in order to prepare an audit report per Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Sarbanes Oxley Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14 Less than 50%
 
Analysis  of transactional data  outcome(s):                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
1,2,3,4,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Analyze accounting transactions and apply audit procedures to conduct an audit per Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Sarbanes Oxley Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13 100-80 % Analyze accounting transactions and apply audit procedures to conduct an audit per  Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Sarbanes Oxley Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13 60-79% Analyze accounting transactions and apply audit procedures to conduct an audit per  Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Sarbanes Oxley Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13 50-59% Analyze accounting transactions and apply audit procedures to conduct an audit per  Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Sarbanes Oxley Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13  Less than 50%
 
Application of established rules and logic per regulatory and commercial standards outcome:                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data and auditing procedures in order to write an audit report per Generally Accepted Auditing Standards Q16, Q17, Q18 100-80 % Demonstrate and interpret accounting data and auditing procedures in order to write an audit report per Generally Accepted Auditing Standards Q16, Q17, Q18 60-79% Demonstrate and interpret accounting data and auditing procedures in order to write an audit report per Generally Accepted Auditing Standards Q16, Q17, Q18  50-59% Demonstrate and interpret accounting data and auditing procedures in order to write an audit report per Generally Accepted Auditing Standards Q16, Q17, Q18 Less than 50%
 
Content of Communication written essay outcome:                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to writing an audit plan 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 writing an audit plan 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 writing an audit plan 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 writing an audit plan Question 20 Less than 50%
 
Technical Skill in Communicating written essay outcome:                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Outcomes
5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss writing an audit report Question 19 100-80 % Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss writing an audit report Question 19 60-79% Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss writing an audit report Question 19 50-59% Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss writing an audit report Question 19 Less than 50%
 

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