AC230 Comp-Based Accounting Systems

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AC 230 Comp-Based Accounting Systems


F2A 2012 BE


Lampton, Jolene A.


Assistant Professor of Management Accounting


Ph.D. in Higher Education
MBA and BSE in Business
CPA - licensed in Texas and Missouri

Office Location

Austin campus

Office Hours

Tuesday or Thursday 3 - 5 or Saturday before or after class

Daytime Phone

512-385-7275 (Office) Ex. 5711

Other Phone

512-338-8155 (Home)


Semester Dates

October 22 - December 16, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

9:00 - 2:10 PM


AC201 and CS140

Credit Hours



QuickBooks 2011
by Kathleen Villani and James B. Rosa
Published by Paradigm Publishing
ISBN #AAB443743 Text and CD

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Course Description:
AC230 Computer-Based Accounting Systems: An introduction to integrated accounting systems with emphasis on hands-on applications based on simulated accounting practice. Prerequisites: AC201 and CS140. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Instructor will facilitate a hands-on approach to learning QuickBooks.  Class will meet in the Computer Lab at the Austin campus where 20 computers are available for students.  Students are expected to attend each class and work through the software.  If necessary, lab time can be made up depending upon availability of the lab.  Instructor will make whatever resources are needed available so students can learn and master computerized accounting with QuickBooks 2011 and with Excel.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Using Excel prepare depreciation or payroll schedules.
  2. Using Excel, design and prepare a general ledger system.
  3. Using QuickBooks, record financial transactions.
  4. Using QuickBooks, prepare adjusting journal entries.
  5. Using QuickBooks, prepare financial statements.
  6. Using QuickBooks, tax software and the Internet, prepare payroll tax reports.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Computerized problems in QuickBooks; online quizzes on chapter content (from publisher); Final Exam (open book)


Chapter  Problems (first problem in each chapter)     (50 points x 9 chapters)      450 points
Online chapter quizzes (from publisher) (10 points x 9 chapters)                            90 points
Comprehensive Final Exam                                                                                    300 points
Excel presentation                                                                                                     50 points
Total Points                                                                                                             890 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:
Only upon permission of instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Professional demeanor expected.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

#1 Chapter 1 Introduction to QuickBooks 2011
Key Concepts
Practice Session on Ch. 1 material
Case problem 1
Online quiz on Ch. 1
#2 Chapter 2 Vendors Enter Bills, Pay Bills and Write Checks
Key Concepts
Practice Session on Ch. 2 material
Case Problem 1
Online quiz on Ch. 2
#3 Chapter 3 Customers Create Invoices, Receive Payments, Enter Sales Receipts and Make Deposits
Key Concepts
Practice Session for Ch. 3 and Ch. 4
Case Problem 1
Online quiz Ch. 3
Chapter 4 Period-end Procedures Make General Journal Entries
Key Concepts
Case Problem 1
Online quiz Ch. 4
#4 Chapter 5 Inventory Reveive Items, Sell Items, Process Sales Discounts, Adjust Quantity/Value on Hand, and Pay Sales Tax
Key Concepts
Case Problem 1
Practice Session for Ch. 5 and Ch. 6
Online Quiz Ch. 5
Chapter 6 New Company Setup Easy Step Interview and QuickBooks Setup
Key Concepts
Case Problem 1
Online quiz Ch. 6
#5 Chapter  8 Payroll Setup
Key Concepts
Practice Session for Ch. 8 and Ch. 9 material
Case Problem 1
Online quiz on Ch. 8
Chapter 9 Payroll Processing Pay Employees, Pay Payroll Liabilities and Process Payroll Forms
Key Concepts
Case Problem
Online quiz on Ch. 9
#6 Chapter 10 Banking Transfer Funds, Reconcile Accounts, and Enter Credit Card Charges
Key Concepts
Practice Session for Ch. 10 material
Case Problem 1
Online quiz on Ch. 10
#7 Excel problems and presentations
#8 Comprehensive Final Exam (open book)

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 ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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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 98

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