Accounting Information Systems

11th Edition
Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127



Accounting Information Systems

11th Edition
Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127
Textbook Problem

About three decades ago, in his first address as Chairman of the Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Robert K. Elliott said:

Knowledge leveraging will shape a wide range of CPA services. CPAs will be able to identify relevant information anti its sources, perform modeling, devise and apply performance measures of all kinds, design systems to obtain needed information, advise on controls and security, and otherwise ensure relevance and reliability. CPAs will identify and deploy knowledge needed for strategic planning and investments, for marketing decisions, for monitoring internal and external conditions, for conducting daily operations, for maximizing the productivity of employee behavior, and for measuring the effectiveness of operations, personnel and processes. All this and more.13

Write a paper (your professor will tell you how long the paper should be) to discuss ways in which this chapter agrees with this quote. Discuss any disagreements. Do you think that the CPA should be performing these services? Why or why not? Do you think this quote continues to be relevant in today’s environment?

Summary Introduction

To write: A paper regarding the given quote.


Accounting Information System (AIS) is said to be the specialized subsystem of the Information System (IS). AIS can be used in the business events for the purpose of collecting, processing, and reporting the financial information.


Given the quote:

Person R is the chairman of the AICPA (Country A Institute of Certified Public Accountants). He stated that the knowledge leveraging will outline the services done by CPAs. To ensure relevance and reliability, CPAs should obtain needed information through various methods. CPAs should identify knowledge to undergo business operations and make business-related decisions...

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