The Accounting Environment - nosneb - 78230

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  • From: Business, Accounting
  • Due on: Fri 15 Jan, 2016 (12:00pm)
  • Asked on: Sun 10 Jan, 2016
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Respond to the following questions using grammatically correct language and appropriate APA citations. If possible try to answer both sets of queries for each question.

  1. Question 1:
     
    • Proficient-level:
      • There are several important functions performed in an organization, among which accounting is one of them. Define the accounting function and discuss how it differs from double-entry bookkeeping.
      • What types of information are critical to the performance of the accounting function in an organization?
    • Distinguished-level:
      • What are the three groups of functions performed by accountants?
      • Discuss the activities that are part of each group.


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  2. Question 2:
     
    • Proficient-level:
      • There are many opportunities available for careers in the accounting profession. Select five from the many presented in the Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective, Financial Accounting text and fully describe the nature of the work performed.
    • Distinguished-level:
      • For each of the selected opportunities, state the education and certification requirements necessary to be considered for employment.


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  3. Question 3:
     
    • Proficient-level:
      • The field of accounting can be divided into two distinct, but sometimes overlapping categories. Describe the similarities and differences between the two categories and provide examples of the users of each type of data that are the result of the work in each category.
    • Distinguished-level:
      • Describe the four major types of internal management decisions that utilize management accounting information.


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  4. Question 4:
     
    • Proficient-level:
      • In the development of financial accounting standards there are six organizations that are influential in the establishment of GAAP. Identify each and define who is included in their membership.
    • Distinguished-level:
      • Each organization has contributed in a different way. Describe how each of the six organizations is involved in work on the GAAP.


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  5. Question 5:
     
    • Proficient-level:
      • Describe the role that ethics plays in the field of accounting.
      • How can a business organization that has an accounting function better protect itself from potential scandals and law suits?
    • Distinguished-level:
      • What is a code of conduct and how can its adoption further ethical decision-making in an organization?

 

 Assignment Hints/Suggestions

Question 1: In the section of the Proficient-level question asking for types of information that are critical to the performance of the accounting function, you may use the following response: "Reliable financial information"

Question 3: In the introduction to the question, the two distinct, yet overlapping, categories in the field of accounting to be discussed in the question are: Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting.

Question 4: This question asks you to identify and discuss certain aspects of six organizations influential in the establishment of GAAP. The text lists seven applicable organizations. It is preferable that you provide the requested information for all seven organizations.

Question 5: In the Distinguished-level question, you may not find the requested definition in the main text. Accordingly, you may provide the requested response to "What is a code of conduct?" from some alternative source. Do reference the source of your response.

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