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I’ve listed the courses that I teach at UM-Flint below. View the link to additional course information.

BUS 201: Principles of Financial Accounting

Introduction to the utilization of an accounting system to generate financial statements. Emphasis on interpreting and using the information reported in the financial statements to understand and evaluate the financial results and position of an entity. Foundation course for students planning to do further work in accounting; survey course for others.

BUS 202: Principles of Managerial Accounting

Analysis of accounting information used internally by nonprofit as well as profit oriented management to aid in planning, controlling, and decision making.

BUS 421: Accounting Information Systems

Technology and methods underlying financial record keeping systems; flow charting of financial and cost data movements; attention to accounting applications of computing systems and computer-assisted decision models. Designing and implementing databases for financial and managerial decision making purposes. Extensive use of cases.

ACC521: Accounting for Managers

Understanding financial statements and the fundamental accounting principles underlying their preparation and interpretation and decision making in firms where generation, analysis or reporting of financial information is involved. Understanding concepts and techniques of management planning and control systems with consideration of behavioral implications. Use of accounting data in setting organizational objectives, budgeting, setting standards for and evaluation of performance. Multidivisional organizations and problems of control, cost behavior, product costs, contribution margins, transfer pricing, capital expenditure analysis.

ACC 565: Seminar in Contemporary Accounting Systems and Control

This is a required course offered in the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program at the University of Michigan-Flint. This course is an intensive study of accounting systems design and application. It focuses on risk identification and evaluation of controls in a computerized accounting information systems environment; emerging issues such as electronic commerce, privacy, and interactive reporting technologies (XBRL) are also covered.

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