Accounting Information Systems

a) Explain the role, component of accounting information systems, internal control and IT governance using the documentation technique in organisations.
b) Describe the business processes, the related technologies/infrastructure and challenges.
d) Understand the issues of ethics associated with AIS, and the importance of managing internal controls to remove the risk of fraudulent activity and cybercrime.
e) Understand auditing of accounting information systems as required under the Australian Auditing Standards
In groups of three or four, you are required to conduct desk research on AIS/ERP Systems for your
above client. Prepare a Business Report for the client detailing the following processes of selecting an
AIS/ERP:
1. Define business processes
a) What a Baker does? Discuss the business activities/processes of the organisation to show
your understanding about the business. (250 words)
2. Develop business requirements
b) What processes are indispensable to be performed? (250 words)
c) What outcomes are required from these processes to achieve business objectives? (250
words)
3. Determine the systems requirements
a) What are some of the possible software features or functionalities that the firm should
consider to achieve their IT investment objective? (250 words)
4. Software selection
a) Visit the web sites of accounting software package vendors (e.g. SAP, MYOB, Xero etc.). You
need to visit at least 3 (three) software vendors’ websites.
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b) Which category of accounting software (low, medium or high-end/ERP) suitable for the firm?
Give your justifications in detail. (250 words)
5. Vendor selection
a) Compare and contrast the features/ functionalities of two accounting software packages
offered by accounting software package vendors (e.g. SAP, MYOB, Xero etc.) within your
selected category in question 4. (600 words)
c) Which one would be the most suitable vendor (and accounting software package) for the
Bakery business and why? (400 words)
Format of the Report
1. You at least should have the following details:
a. Assignment Cover page clearly stating your name and student number
b. A table of contents, executive summary
c. A brief introduction or overview of what the report is about.
d. Body of the report with sections to answer the above questions and with appropriate section
headings
e. Conclusion
f. List of references.
2. Diagrams and tables clearly labelled and explained.
3. Ensure all materials are correctly referenced. Plagiarism will be severely penalised.
Assessment Submission:
All assignments must be submitted online in Moodle. All materials MUST be submitted electronically in
Microsoft Word format. Other formats (e.g., pdf or MAC file) may not be readable by markers. Please be aware
that any assessments submitted in other formats will be considered LATE and will lose marks until it is
presented in MS Word. No paper based or hardcopy submission will be accepted.
A ‘soft copy’ of the Assessment Task (one file name only) is to be submitted through ‘Turnitin’ for checking
plagiarism. Specific instructions will be given, if necessary, for particular formats for individual assignments.
Our Academic Learning Support (ALS) team would be happy to help you with understanding the task and all
other assessment-related matters. For assistance and to book one-on-one meeting please email one of our ALS
coordinators (Sydney [email protected]; Melbourne [email protected] ). For online help and
support please click the following link and navigate Academic Learning Support in Moodle.
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Rubric: Report Writing
Marking
Criteria.
Fail (0-9.9) Pass (10-12.5) Credit (13-15) Distinction (15.5-17) High Distinction (17.5-
20)
Research
/20
Little
evidence of
research.
Sources are
missing,
inappropriate
, poorly
integrated or
lacking
credibility.
Lacks clear
link of
sources with
essay.
Basic and
sound
research. Basic
use of sources
to support
ideas,
generally well
integrated,
most sources
are credible.
May be
weaknesses
with
paraphrasing
or
integration/
application.
Research is
generally
thorough.
Good use of
sources to
support ideas,
mostly well
integrated,
sources are
credible. May
be weaknesses
with
paraphrasing
or integration/
application.
Thorough research is
indicated. Very good
use of sources to
support ideas, well
integrated, sources are
credible. May be
minor weaknesses with
paraphrasing or
integration/application
.
Thorough research is
indicated. Professional
use of sources to
support ideas, well
integrated, sources are
credible. Very minor,
if any, weaknesses with
paraphrasing or
integration/application
.
Information
/ Content
/20
Essay lacks
coherence;
topic is poorly
addressed;
little
analysis.
Essay is
generally
coherent;
topic is
addressed;
analyses in
reasonable
depth with
some
description.
There are
some
inconsistencie
s and
weaknesses
with flow.
Essay is
coherent and
flows well;
topic is
addressed
quite
thoroughly;
analyses in
considerable
depth. There
may be some
inconsistencie
s and
weaknesses
with flow.
Essay is very coherent
and flows well; topic is
addressed thoroughly;
analyses in
depth. There may be
minor inconsistencies
and weaknesses with
flow.
Professional work.
Essay is very coherent
and flows well; topic is
addressed thoroughly;
analyses in great
depth. Very minor, if
any,
inconsistencies and
weaknesses with flow.
Structure
/20
Topic,
concepts are
not clear in
introduction.
Material in
the body is
generally
poorly
sequenced.
No discernible
conclusion;
no links to
introduction.
Topic,
concepts are
generally
stated with
some clarity in
introduction.
Material in
body is
generally
logically
sequenced;
some
weaknesses.
Topic,
concepts and
are mostly
clearly
conveyed in
introduction.
Material in
body is
logically and
clearly
sequenced;
few or minor
weaknesses.
Topic, concepts are
clearly outlined in
introduction. Material
in body is logically and
clearly sequenced;
very few or minor
weaknesses.
Conclusion mostly
effectively summarises
essay; with
recommendations and
clear links to
introduction.
Topic, concepts are
clearly
outlined in
introduction. Material
in body is logically and
clearly sequenced; very
minor, if any,
weaknesses.
Conclusion effectively
summarises essay; with
recommendations and
clear links to
introduction.
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Conclusion
does not
clearly
summarise
essay; links to
introduction
are not clear.
Conclusion
summarises
essay; may be
some
weaknesses;
generally
clear links to
intro.
Referencing
/20
No
referencing is
evident or, if
done, is
inconsistent
and
technically
incorrect. No
or minimal
reference list,
mixed styles.
Basic and
sound attempt
to reference
sources; may
be some
inconsistencie
s and technical
errors in
style.
Reference list
is generally
complete with
1 or 2

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