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Business and Management : Accounting

Identify factors affecting the agency’s budget success.

Research paper is to be typed double-spaced in 12 font, about 15 pages.
Select a public agency or organization that is of interest to you.
It will be important for you to consult with / interview agency personnel as you prepare your report.
Introduction. (Approximately 1 page). Explain the purpose of your paper and the topics it will cover.
Budget Format. (Approximately 2 – 3 pages). Be sure to discuss the budget format that is used and important information it contains. Discuss the format and why it is used by the agency, what are some of its strengths and weaknesses for the agency, etc.?
Agency Preparation of the Budget Request. (Approximately 3 pages). Report your findings on who (positions – I am not interested in the names of individuals) in the agency prepares and approves the budget request, what they do, how important they are, and how they define “agency budget success.” Compare and or discuss your findings to relevant insights you have learned from the readings, lectures and class discussions.
Agency Budget Strategies. (Approximately – 3 pages). Report your findings on the strategies the agency uses to promote its budget request and the success of these strategies. Compare and or discuss your findings. Identify factors affecting the agency’s budget success. (About 2 to 3 pages) Identify and discuss the most important factors that affect the agency’s success in getting its budget request approved and why each factor is so important.
External Review and Approval of the Agency’s Budget Request. (Approximately 3 pages). Report your findings about who outside of the agency reviews and approves the budget request, what they do, and how important they are to the budget process. Compare and or discuss your findings to relevant insights you have learned from the readings, lectures and class discussions.
Changes Needed in the Budget Format and Process. (About 1 to 1 ½ pages) Report your findings on changes people in the agency think are needed in the budget format and process to enhance the agency’s policy decision-making and implementation. Why are the changes needed. Indicate changes you think are needed, and why you think they are needed. Relate them to relevant insights from the readings and discussions.
Your Conclusions. (About 2 pages) Indicate the most important insights you have learned about the agency’s budget process and why they are so important.
References – Bibliography, include all sources of information, including those from the course that you refer to in the paper. You are required to use the APA style format.

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Business and Management : Accounting

Identify at least five examples of source documents used in its AIS.

Source Documents
The financial accounting cycle starts with the identification and recording of business transactions and events collected using source documents. Review the business processes of an organization you are familiar with and identify at least five examples of source documents used in its AIS. For each source document, discuss the business process that the source document is used in and the role the document plays in that process. Additionally, analyze the value of the organization’s ERP in processing source documents.

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Business and Management : Accounting

Why should accountants be interested in AIS documentation?

Documentation and Effective AIS
Accountants are involved in AIS design, development, and implementation, including ensuring that business rules and internal controls are integrated in the AIS. Further, documenting AIS is becoming increasingly important in practice. Why is this so and why should accountants be interested in AIS documentation? Additionally, discuss the role of documentation in developing and implementing effective AIS.

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Business and Management : Accounting

Analyze the value of the organization’s ERP in processing source documents.

Source Documents
The financial accounting cycle starts with the identification and recording of business transactions and events collected using source documents. Review the business processes of an organization you are familiar with and identify at least five examples of source documents used in its AIS. For each source document, discuss the business process that the source document is used in and the role the document plays in that process. Additionally, analyze the value of the organization’s ERP in processing source documents.

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Business and Management : Accounting

Discuss how the use of computer information technology in your organization has affected accounting information systems (AISs)

Advances in IT are likely to have a continuing impact on financial accounting. What are some changes that you think will occur in the way financial information is gathered, processed, and communicated as a result of increasingly sophisticated information technology? Drawing from your business and professional experiences, discuss how the use of computer information technology in your organization has affected accounting information systems (AISs) and show how the different components of an AIS have influenced the business operations of the organization.