Accounting Information Systems

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Chapter One
As accounting students we have studied a variety of accounting areas involving financial and taxes. The accounting information course appears to be a course that heads in a different direction then what we as students have become accustomed to. Speaking for myself I have always been drawn to the accounting field because it is a black and white area. In other words, there it is organized and has right and wrong answers, this leaving out the gray areas between right and wrong.
Accounting information systems appears to be throwing us into a whole new area of the study of accounting. The fine line between right and wrong is becoming smudged into a gray area. With accounting information system we are being thrown into an area
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One of the groups is sponsored/commercial information that has the main interest of making a profit by selling products and their services. The second type is going to be popular/practitioner information and is put through a review process. Both of these groups can be bias but the second group will usually be trustworthy. However, we will need to keep in mind that the writer of the second group may have a motive. The third group is the scholarly information group which also has been put through a review process. This third group is written by people with higher degrees and can be hard for undergraduates to interpret. Information on accounting information systems will need to be reviewed and looked over carefully to make sure that it is valid information and something that we should really consider before it is used.
I have chosen these points in the text as important ones because the conceptual framework is one that we should become familiar with because it should be there throughout our education and follow us into our careers because it was developed to be used as a guide for any future accounting principle. The construction of an accounting information system is also important because we are going to need to know what the accounting information system is constructed of because there may be a day that we will be asked to help with the development and we should know the basic concept of it and what it is.

Chapter Two
Chapter two is a review of the material that was
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