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Accounting Information Systems

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

Discuss fully the difference between the “contexts” of Figure 16.1 (pg. 621) and Figure 16.4 (pg. 626).

Summary Introduction

To discuss: The difference between the contexts of the two figures.

Introduction:

General ledger/business reporting process (GL/BR):

General ledger can be defined as the central data repository needed to develop the business reports. The business reports and other forms of information generation are all derived from the general ledger data repository. The GL/BR process is considered as a central activity of the accounting information systems.

Explanation

The difference between the contexts of the two figures:

In fig 16.1, the representation of the GL/BR process considers the controller, treasures, managerial reporting officer, budgeting department with the process. Fig 16.4 will take into consideration all the entries that are external to the GL/BR process.

The difference in the context of both the figures is shown below:

There are some differences that are caused by the difference in contexts between the two figures...

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