ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES I - ONLINE
Instructor: Dr. Sue VanBoven, CPA
Office: J 113
Office Phone: (602) 787-6728
Office Hours: Tues, Thurs. 8:00 am - 9: 00 am
10:30 am -12:00 pm
MATERIALS:Textbook: Principles of Financial Accounting, Weygandt, Kieso, and Kimmel, 7th Edition, with Working Papers by same author or excel templates
COURSE DESCRIPTION:Accounting Principles I introduces the accounting cycle and the preparation of financial reports, as well as other accounting concepts as they pertain to a business.
To learn how to use and interpret accounting information and gain a general understanding of financial reports and to learn how to prepare financial reports and to provide an accounting foundation with a focus on sole proprietorship business organization. Students will also be exposed to the Internet and be able to complete some basic research using the World Wide Web
The student will be able to:
1. Apply some generally accepted accounting principles
2. Record basic business transactions in journals, using debits and credits
3. Prepare a simplified income statement and balance sheet
4. Prepare an eight-column work sheet and make adjusting and closing entries at the end of the accounting cycle
5. Apply accounting procedures applicable to a merchandising business
6. Be able to use special journals, ledgers, subsidiary ledgers, and control accounts
7. Establish a petty cash system, and prepare a bank reconciliation
8. Calculate interest income and interest expense
9. Record transactions applicable to accounts receivable, notes receivable, accounts payable, and notes payable
10. Work with four inventory systems that may be used
11. Record payroll transactions
CLASS ASSIGNMENTS & PARTICIPATIONAccounting Principles I- Online is a 16-week structured course with all students participating on an ongoing weekly basis. This course will cover Chapters 1 through 9 and chapter 11. Each student is expected to participate by accessing the course web site weekly and by completing and submitting all course assignments in a timely manner.
It is the student's responsibility to initiate a withdrawal from class. Please contact the admission's office. Otherwise the default grade will be submitted.
GRADESThe following rules apply to all graded activities:
1. Students are expected to work independently on all activities and assignments where a grade will be assigned.
2. Quizzes and Exams are to be completed independently by each student.
3. Cheating, or being an accomplice to cheating, will result in a grade of "0" for the assignment and may result in removal from the course.
4. All graded activities and assignments will have a designated due date.
5. Grades will be assigned to the following activities:
ASSIGNMENT POINTS Chapter Exams:
Final course grades will be determined as follows:
POINTS GRADE 540 - 600
480 - 539
420 - 579
360 - 419
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Visit your "Ask the Tutor" web site at
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2. AFTER entering your username and password (see below), do one of the following:
a. If this is the first time you are accessing a particular online tutoring website, find the site in which you wish to enroll from among the sites listed, and click on word "enroll" next to the site name. If you do not first enroll into a particular tutoring web site, you will not be given access to many of the tools available to you at the site.
b. If you have accessed a particular online tutoring website before, the work "enroll" will NOT appear next to the site name, and you can just click on the name of the site you wish to enter.
To access the website your username is the same one you use for this class. Your password initially is your 9-digit Social Security Number. If you have trouble logging on to any tutoring website, please contact the site administrator, Jeanne Franco, at email@example.com and explain your difficulty.
Plese visit the Learning Support Center to view video tapes about the chapters or schedule a time to meet with a tutor if you are encountering difficulty with some of the subject matter.
Important Phone Numbers
Admissions and Records 602-787-7020
Student Services 602-787-7244
Computer Commons 602-787-6760
Week Lesson Due
1. intro & chap 1 one week
2. chap 2
3. exam 1 & 2
4. chap 3
5. chap 4
6. exam 3 & 4
7. chap 5
8. chap 6
9. exam 5 & 6
10. chap 7 & practice set
11. chap 8
12. exam 7 & 8, practice set due
13. chap 9
14. chap 11
exam 9 & 11