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

Examine the last column in Table 8.2 (p. 280) for the following personnel only: access control officer, chief information officer (CIO), structural security/disaster recovery manager, testing/quality assurance, and database administrator.

For each of the five functions, list one control plan from this chapter that would address the control concern described in the last column of Table 8.2 (p. 280) for that function. Explain how the plan might address the concern mentioned. Do not use the same plan twice; use five different plans.

Summary Introduction

To determine: The control plan for the given functions.


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 functions:

Access control officer, data-base administrator, chief information officer, quality assurance, and disaster recovery manager

Determine the control plan for each function:

Access control officer:

Access control software is the control that helps to make sure that exceptions are only handled by the authorized personnel (Access control officer).

Database administrator:

An entity-relationship diagram is a control that would show the data and data relationship. It helps the database administrator to protect the data against risks.

Chief information officer (CIO):

Strategic IT plan is the control plan which will allow the CIO to set the long-term agenda...

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