Accounting Information Systems: An Overview Essay

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Accounting Information Systems, 12e (Romney/Steinbart)
Chapter 1 Accounting Information Systems: An Overview

1) Which of the following statements below shows the contrast between data and information?
A) Data is the output of an AIS.
B) Information is the primary output of an AIS.
C) Data is more useful in decision-making than information.
D) Data and information are the same.
Answer: B
Page Ref: 4
Objective: Learning Objective 1
Difficulty : Easy
AACSB: Analytic

2) Information is
A) basically the same as data.
B) raw facts about transactions.
C) potentially useful facts when processed in a timely manner.
D) data that has been organized and processed so that it's meaningful.
Answer: D
Page Ref: 4
Objective:
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B) interested outsiders.
C) competitors.
D) the government.
Answer: A
Page Ref: 12
Objective: Learning Objective 3
Difficulty : Easy
AACSB: Analytic

14) The primary objective of accounting is to
A) implement strong internal controls.
B) provide useful information to decision makers.
C) prepare financial statements.
D) ensure the profitability of an organization.
Answer: B
Page Ref: 12
Objective: Learning Objective 5
Difficulty : Moderate
AACSB: Analytic

15) The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has recognized the importance of AIS and the major impact information technology has on the area of accounting. To recognize individual CPAs who have met educational and experiential requirements in this area, the group formally created the designation known as
A) the Certified Management Accountant.
B) the Certified Information Technology Professional.
C) the Certified Internal Auditor.
D) the Certified Data Processing Professional.
Answer: B
Page Ref: 11
Objective: Learning Objective 6
Difficulty : Moderate
AACSB: Analytic

16) The AIS must include controls to ensure
A) safety and availability of data.
B) marketing initiatives match corporate goals.
C) information produced from data is accurate.
D) both A and C
Answer: D
Page Ref: 10
Objective: Learning Objective 6
Difficulty : Easy
AACSB:

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