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2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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AC 530 - Research for Accounting Professionals

Provides students with the skills required of an accounting professional to research, analyze, and communicate findings relating to complex accounting and tax issues. Students will learn how to identify the appropriate resources to meet information needs and then how to use resources including databases that cover the authoritative accounting literature and tax literature.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 10 Week Course 

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Research Paper and PowerPoint Presentation

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Develop competence in locating relevant sources to research financial reporting, auditing, financial analysis, and tax issues.
  • Understand and analyze primary authoritative sources in financial reporting, auditing, and taxes.
  • Use information technology and databases of information for professional research.
  • Understand the complexity of the issues affecting financial reporting, auditing, and tax policies.
  • Understand and debate relevant theoretical issues related to the accounting profession.
  • Strengthen writing skills for business communications and documentation.

Credits: 3

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