Accounting - ACC

ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3 Credits

For Non-Accounting Majors. Introduction to accounting concepts for external financial reporting. Accounting theories and principles relative to asset and liability valuations, and income determination.

Offered: fall & spring.

ACC 202 Managerial Accounting 3 Credits

For Non-Accounting Majors. Introduction to accounting concepts for internal reporting and control. Cash budgeting, decision making, breakeven analysis, and performance evaluation.

Prerequisite: ACC 201.

Offered: fall & spring.

ACC 210 Accounting Procedures Seminar 0 Credits

In-depth review of basic accounting procedures underlying the preparation of financial statements. Coverage of accounting cycle with emphasis on adjusting entries and error analysis. Required for students who have not taken ACC 211 at Canisius.

Corequisite: ACC 301.

ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3 Credits

For Accounting Majors. Fundamental concepts and procedures of financial accounting with emphasis on asset and liability valuations and income determination.

Offered: fall & spring.

ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3 Credits

For Accounting Majors. Fundamental concepts and procedures of financial and managerial accounting with emphasis on asset funding, including debt and equity and cash flows. Accounting applications of present value concepts, introduction to budgeting and product costing. During the Spring semester the course has a mandatory 3 hour non-credit recitation section for professional development. The objective is to guide students as they develop the communication and leadership skills valued by the accounting profession.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in ACC 211; or minimum grade of B+ in ACC 201 & permission of the department chair (this is by discretion of the chair and is only granted on a case by case basis).

ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3 Credits

First of a two-course sequence. In-depth accounting concepts and theories pertaining to external financial reporting. Emphasis on theories surrounding asset valuations, liability and equity measurements, income determination and cash flows.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in both ACC 211 & ACC 212, junior standing, & overall GPA of 2.0. students who took ACC 201 or transfer students with minimum grade of B+ and permission of the department chair may enroll in ACC 301 only if they concurrently enroll in ACC 210 (this is within the discretion of the chair and is only granted on a case by case basis).

Offered: fall & spring.

ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3 Credits

Second of a two-course sequence. In-depth accounting concepts and theories pertaining to external financial reporting. Emphasis on theories surrounding asset valuations, liability and equity measurements, income determination and cash flows.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in both ACC 211 & ACC 212, junior standing, an overall GPA of 2.0.

Offered: spring.

ACC 303 Cost Accounting 3 Credits

Preparation and analysis of data utilized by management in planning and control decisions. Inventory valuation and reporting methods. Establishment and use of standards and budgets. The department offers ACC 303PD sections. These sections have a mandatory professional development lab attached to them. Their objective is to guide students as they develop the communication and leadership skills valued by the accounting profession. The course has a mandatory 3 hour non-credit recitation section.

Prerequisite: ACC 211, ACC 212, junior standing, & an overall GPA of 2.0.

Offered: fall & spring.

ACC 307 Accounting Information Systems 3 Credits

Development, organization, and implementation of accounting and management information systems. Emphasis on enterprise risk management, systems controls, processing cycles, and systems development life cycle.

Prerequisite: ACC 211 & ISB 101.

Offered: fall & spring.

ACC 331 E-Business 3 Credits

Challenges, opportunities and strategies in electronic mediated business such as systems development, cyber security and business intelligence including data analytics and visualization.

Prerequisite: ACC 307 (may register concurrently).

Offered: spring.

ACC 415 Basic Taxation 3 Credits

Provisions of Internal revenue Code relating to the determination of income, exclusions, deductions and credits. Emphasis is on the individual and sole proprietors. The course includes learning basic tax reseach and communication skills.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in both ACC 211 & ACC 212.

Offered: fall.

ACC 416 Advanced Taxation 3 Credits

Internal Revenue Code provisions relating to taxation of corporations, shareholders; partnerships, partners, estates, trusts and multistate taxation.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in ACC 415.

Offered: spring.

ACC 421 Advanced Accounting Problems 3 Credits

Accounting for corporate mergers and acquisitions, state and local government, non-profit institutions and foreign exchange transactions.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in ACC 302.

Offered: fall.

ACC 425 Auditing Theory and Practice 3 Credits

Generally accepted auditing standards and practice relevant to verification of historical financial statements; responsibilities and ethics pertinent to the public accounting profession; internal control evaluation; applying auditing programs; development of working paper documentation; the application of statistical sampling to gather audit evidence; the determination of the appropriate audit report for a given audit situation.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in ACC 302.

Offered: spring.

ACC 426 Information Systems Auditing 3 Credits

Information system control design and auditing in the internet, electronic and paperless environment; management of security technology; operating and application system processing controls; prevention of unauthorized activity.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in each of ACC 307 & one of the following: ACC 331, ACC 452, or ACC 425.

Offered: fall.

ACC 429 Governmental and Not for Profit Accounting 3 Credits

Accounting and reporting issues that apply to governmental units, hospitals, schools, religious institutions and other non-profit organizations; budgetary procedures including appropriations and encumbrances.

Offered: spring.

ACC 441 Fraud Examination: Detection and Deterrence 3 Credits

The course will concentrate on financial fraud, white-collar crime, how financial fraud is perpetrated, approaches to fraud investigations and documentation, and fraud detection and prevention. Ethical issues in fraud examination and investigation will be covered as well as strategies and tools for fraud deterrence in organizations.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in each of ACC 301, ACC 302, & either ACC 425 or ACC 426.

Offered: fall.

ACC 451 Accounting Theory and Research 3 Credits

Standard setting procedures at the U.S. and international levels, accounting concepts and principles, contemporary accounting issues, concepts of income determination, database/library research to support or oppose accounting positions.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in ACC 302.

Offered: fall.

ACC 452 Enterprise Systems 3 Credits

Evaluating enterprise information, enterprise resource planning (ERP) system design and functionality, data integrity, use of financial and non-financial information for organizational decision-making, business process improvement and risk management.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in ACC 307.

Offered: spring.

ACC 496 Internship 1-3 Credits

Internships require an application and approval by the associate dean.

Prerequisite: student must complete a WSB Internship Application and obtain permission of a faculty supervisor, department chair, & the associate dean.

ACC 499 Independent Research in Accounting 3 Credits

Undertaking of a significant piece of independent research. By appointment with chairperson. Independent studies require an application and approval by the associate dean.

Prerequisite: student must complete a WSB Internship Application and obtain permission of a faculty supervisor, department chair, & the associate dean.

Offered: fall & spring.