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ACG 2021, Introduction to Financial Accounting

Credits: 4

Prerequisite: sophomore standing

Catalog Description: Conceptual introduction to financial accounting. Emphasis is placed on wealth and income measurement, and the preparation and interpretation of conventional financial statements.

Sample Topic Outline:

  1. The Financial Statements
  2. Transaction Analysis
  3. Accrual Accounting and Income
  4. Short-Term Investments and Receivables
  5. Inventory and Cost of Goods Sold
  6. Plant Assets & Intangibles
  7. Time Value of Money
  8. Liabilities
  9. Stockholders' Equity
  10. Long-Term Investments
  11. The Statement of Cash Flows

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ACG 2071, Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Accounting for cost reporting, cost control, and management decision-making. Reports, statements and analytical tools used by management.

Prerequisite: ACG 2021

Catalog Description: Accounting for cost reporting and control. Reports, statements and analytical tools used by management.

Sample Topic Outline:

  1. Managerial Accounting in the Information Age
    • Planning, Control and Decision-Making
    • Comparison of Managerial and Financial Accounting
    • Cost Terms
    • Impact of Information Technology
  2. Job-Order Costing
    • Cost Classifications
    • Flow of Product Costs
    • Types of Costing Systems
    • Income Statement Presentation of Product Costs
  3. Process Costing
    • Differences in Job-Order and Process Costing Systems
    • Calculating Cost per Equivalent Unit
    • Production Cost Report
  4. Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
    • Common cost Behavior Patterns
    • Cost Estimation Methods
    • Profit Equation
    • Break-Even Point
    • Contribution Margin/Ratio
    • What-If Analysis
    • Taxes in CVP Analysis
    • Operating Leverage
    • Constraints
  5. Variable Costing
    • Differences in Absorption and Variable Costing
    • Effects of Production on Income for Full vs. Variable Costing
    • Benefits of Variable Costing
  6. Cost Allocation and Activity-Based Costing
    • Purposes and Process of Cost Allocation
    • Problems with Cost Allocation
    • Activity-Based Costing
  7. Use of Cost Information in Management Decision Making
    • Incremental Analysis
    • Analysis of Decisions Faced by Managers
    • Joint Costs
    • Qualitative Considerations
  8. Pricing Decisions, Analyzing Customer Profitability & Activity-Based Pricing
    • Pricing Special Orders
    • Cost-Plus Pricing
    • Target Costing
    • Analyzing Customer Profitability
    • Activity-Based Pricing
  9. Capital Budgeting and Cost Analysis
    • Capital Budgeting Decisions
    • Net Present Value Method
    • Internal Rate of Return Method
    • Estimating the Required Rate of Return
    • Additional Cash Flow Considerations
    • Simplified Approaches to Capital Budgeting
  10. Budgetary Planning and Control
    • Use of Budgets
    • Developing the Master Budget
    • Budgetary Control: Static and Flexible Budgets
    • Investigating Budget Variances
  11. Standard Costs and Variance Analysis
    • Development of Standard Costs
    • Material Variances, Direct Labor Variances, Overhead Variances
    • Financial Impact of Operating at More or Less than Planned Capacity
    • Investigation of Standard Cost Variances
    • Responsibility Accounting and Variances
  12. Decentralization and Performance Evaluation
    • Cost Centers, Profit Centers and Investment Centers
    • Return on Investment
    • Residual Income
    • Economic Value Added
    • Balanced Scorecard

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ACG 3101, Financial Accounting and Reporting 1

Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Covers the theoretical structure of financial accounting, required financial statements, revenue recognition, operating assets, and current liabilities.

Prerequisites: ACG 2021 minimum "B"; ACG 2071 minimum "B"

Sample Topic Outline:

  1. Environment and Theoretical Structure of Accounting
    • The economic environment and financial reporting
    • Ethics in accounting
    • The development of financial accounting reporting standards
    • The conceptual framework
  2. Financial Statements
    • Balance sheet and financial disclosures
    • Income statement
    • Statement of cash flows
    • Analysis of financial statement information
  3. Income Measurement and Profitability Analysis
    • Revenue recognition
    • Interim reporting
    • Profitability analysis
  4. Current Assets
    • Cash and equivalents
    • Receivables
    • Inventory
  5. Long Lived Assets
    • Acquisition and disposition of
      • Property, plant and equipment
      • Self constructed assets
      • Research and development
    • Utilization of long lived assets
    • Impairment of long lived assets
  6. Current Liabilities and Contingencies
    • Short term accounts, accrued liabilities, and advance collections
    • Loss and gain contingencies

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ACG 3401, Business Processes & Accounting Information Systems

Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Examination of the accounting information systems in a business organization. Coverage extends over topics such as business processes, internal controls, and the fundamentals of accounting information systems analysis, design, implementation and control.

Prerequisites: ACG 2021 minimum "B"; ACG 2071 minimum "B"; CGS 2531 or ISM 3013

Sample Topic Outline:

  1. The Demand for Accounting Information
    • Historical Development of Accounting
    • Economic foundations of the firm
    • Role of accounting for internal users
    • Role of accounting for external users
  2. Overview of Accounting Information Systems
    • Accounting as an Information System
    • Ethics, Fraud, and Internal Control
  3. Transaction Cycles and Business Processes
    • Revenue Cycle
      • Conceptual Overview
      • Manual/Physical Process
      • Computerized Process
      • Internal Controls
    • Expenditure Cycle Part I: Purchases and Cash Disbursements Procedures
      • Conceptual Overview
      • Manual/Physical Process
      • Computerized Process
      • Internal Controls
    • Expenditure Cycle Part II: Payroll Processing and Fixed Asset Procedures
      • Conceptual Overview
      • Manual/Physical Process
      • Computerized Process
      • Internal Controls
    • The Conversion Cycle
      • Production System
      • Cost Accounting
      • Internal Controls
      • Management Reporting Systems
  4. Advanced Technologies in Accounting Information
    • Database Management Systems
    • The REA Approach to Business Process Modeling
    • Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  5. The Accounting Cycle
    • Double-Entry and Accounting Equation
    • Transaction Processing
    • Adjusting & Closing Entries
    • Financial Statement Preparation
    • Financial Reporting Systems

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ACG 3802, Professional Speaker Series

Description: To expose students to technical topics and emerging issues in accounting, business, and in related professions such as law. The course will also address career opportunities in the practice of public accounting, industry, financial services, government, and in business more generally.

The course will be delivered by guest speakers discussing topics of professional interest. Most of these presentations will provide a practicing professional's insights regarding technical issues and concerns affecting the accounting profession. Some sessions will relate to professional career planning, and the speakers will discuss various specialty areas, unusual occupations, unique firm practice structures, or non-traditional career opportunities.

The course will consist of nine meetings. The first meeting will be an orientation. During the remainder of the semester, students will attend seven two-hour sessions. Each presentation will last approximately 60 minutes and be followed by a 15 to 30 minute question and answer period. A reception will follow during which time the students can interact one-on-one with the speaker and his or her associates. The last meeting of the course will be a summary session where the students will be required to complete an exit survey.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will:

  • Be familiar with the ideas of professionals who are leaders in their fields.
  • Be able to discuss emerging issues in accounting, business, and related professions.
  • Recognize the diverse set of career possibilities that are available to individuals with an accounting education and experience.

Credit and Grading: One credit. The course may not be repeated for additional credit. The course may only be completed only using the satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading method.

Prerequisite: None. Open to all majors.

Course Materials: None. Speakers may provide course materials to supplement their presentation.

Performance Evaluation: Course grades are satisfactory or unsatisfactory. Documented attendance at six of the seven speaker events and completion of the exit survey will constitute a satisfactory grade.


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ACG 4111, Financial Accounting and Reporting 2

Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Continuation of ACG 3101 and includes coverage of accounting for investments, non-current liabilities and equities, accounting for income taxes, derivatives, accounting changes, statement of cash flows, and earnings per share.

Prerequisites: ACG 3101 minimum "C"; FIN 3403

Sample Topic Outline:

  1. Investments
    • Securities without significant influence
    • Equity method securities
  2. Non-Current Liabilities
    • Bonds and long term notes
  3. Lease Accounting
    • Capital and operating leases
    • Lessor and lessee accounting
    • Sale and leaseback arrangements
  4. Accounting for Income Taxes
    • Deferred tax assets and liabilities
    • Uncertainty in income taxes
    • Intraperiod tax allocations
  5. Pensions and other Postretirement Benefits
    • Pension obligations and plan assets
    • Reporting pensions
    • Reporting other postretirement benefits
  6. Stockholders' Equity
    • Paid in capital
    • Retained earnings
    • Cash and stock dividends
  7. Share Based Compensation and EPS
    • Stock award plans and stock option plans
    • Basic and diluted earnings per share
  8. Accounting for Partnerships
    • Formation of a partnership
    • Operations
    • Liquidation of a partnership
  9. Segmental and Interim Reporting
  10. Statement of Cash Flows
    • Direct method of reporting operating income
    • Indirect method of reporting operating income
  11. Derivatives

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ACG 4341, Cost and Managerial Accounting

Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Extends cost and managerial coverage beyond that covered in ACG 2071. Topics include quantitative cost estimation, standard costing, flexible budgets, inventory management, pricing decisions, balanced scorecard, costs of quality, capital budgeting, transfer pricing, and performance evaluations.

Prerequisites: ACG 3101 "C"; ACG 3401 "C"; QMB 3250; MAC 2234.

Sample Topic Outline:

  1. Determining How Costs Behave
    • Cost Estimation Models
    • Nonlinear Cost Functions
    • Regression Analysis
  2. Advanced Allocation Issues
    • Service and Support Department Allocation
    • Rework, Scrap and Spoilage
  3. Flexible Budgeting
    • Journal Entries Using Standard Costs
    • Management Use of Direct Cost and Overhead Variances
    • Capacity Analysis
    • Theory of Constraints
  4. Inventory Management
    • Order and Carrying Costs
    • Economic Order Quantity
    • Just In Time Management
  5. Pricing Decisions
    • Customers, Competitors, and Costs
    • Target Costing
    • Pricing Regulation
  6. Strategy, Quality, and Balanced Scorecard
    • Strategy Implementation and Evaluation
    • Quality Costs and Improvement
    • Balanced Scorecard
  7. Capital Budgeting
    • Capital Budgeting Models
    • Weighted-Average Cost of Capital
    • Depreciation and Taxes in Capital Budgeting
  8. Transfer Pricing And Multinational Concerns
    • Segment Reporting – Managerial Perspective
    • Transfer Pricing Models
    • Multinational Tax Considerations
  9. Performance Measurement, Compensation, and Multinational Concerns
    • Financial and Nonfinancial Performance Measures
    • Return on Investment, Residual Income, and Economic Value Added
    • Return on Equity and the Use of Leverage
    • Dupont Decomposition and Strategy
    • Foreign Currency Considerations

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ACG 4632, Introduction to Auditing

Not available to students in the 3/2 program. Course will not satisfy preparatory requirement for the MAcc program. Students planning on completing the MAcc at UF should complete ACG 5637 instead.

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduction to the basic concepts, principles and environment of financial statement auditing. The course will emphasize the audit decision-making process, researching audit standards, audit planning, evidence evaluation, audit reports, ethics, and legal liability.

Prerequisites: ACG 4111 "C"; ACG 4341 "C"; AC standing.

Sample Topic Outline:

  1. Introduction to Assurance and Financial Statement Auditing
  2. Environment of Auditing
  3. Risk Assessments
  4. Materiality
  5. Audit Evidence and Documentation
  6. Audit Panning and Strategy
  7. Internal Controls over Financial Reporting
  8. Attribute Sampling (Basics)
  9. Application of Audit Procedures: Revenue Process
  10. Completing the Engagement
  11. Audit Reports
  12. Professional Conduct, Ethics and Independence
  13. Quality Control
  14. Legal Liability
  15. Projects, Review

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ACG 5637, Auditing 1

Credits: 2 (Fall Module 1 and Spring Module 3)

Catalog Description: Concepts and theory underlying the audit of third party assertions. Coverage includes the audit environment, risk assessment, evidential search and evaluation, internal controls, audit programs and audit reporting.

Prerequisite: ACG 4111, ACG 4341, AC standing.

Sample Topic Outline:

  1. Overview: Assurance Services & Financial Statement Auditing
  2. Financial Statement Auditing Environment
  3. The Elements of the Auditing Process
  4. Client Acceptance and Initial Engagement Planning
  5. Understanding the Client’s Business: Strategic Analysis
  6. Process Analysis and Risk Assessment
  7. Evaluating Internal Process Controls
  8. Ethics and Professionalism

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ACG 5647, Auditing 2

Credits: 2 (Fall Module 2 and Spring Module 4)

Catalog Description: Second of a two-course sequence. Applies the concepts and theory of auditing to gain assurance about key business processes and financial statement assertions. Coverage includes: audit sampling, revenue process, acquisition process, human resource management process, inventory management, resource management processes; completion activities, audit reports and subsequent events.

Prerequisite: ACG 5637, AC standing.

Sample Topic Outline:

  1. Business Measurement and Analytical Evidence
  2. Planning the Audit of Financial Statement Assertion
  3. Auditing Marketing, Sales and Distribution
  4. Audit Sampling
  5. Auditing Supply Chain and Production
  6. Auditing Resource Management Processes
  7. Completing the Audit
  8. Audit Reporting Model
  9. Legal Environment of Auditing

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TAX 4001, Introduction to Federal Income Tax

Not available to students in the 3/2 program. Course will not satisfy preparatory requirement for the MAcc program. Students planning on completing the MAcc at UF should complete TAX 5005 instead.

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: This course provides an introduction to federal income taxation for businesses and is designed for students who intend to pursue careers in accounting.

Prerequisites: ACG 4111 "C"; ACG 4341 "C"; AC standing.

Sample Topic Outline:

  1. Exploring the Tax Environment
  2. What makes a good tax?
  3. Incorporating tax into business decisions
  4. Maxims of income tax planning
  5. Basics of tax research
  6. Taxable income from business operations
  7. Property acquisitions and cost recovery deductions
  8. Property dispositions
  9. Nontaxable exchanges
  10. Taxation of flow through entities
  11. Taxation of corporations
  12. Choice of business entities
  13. Jurisdictional Issues in business taxation
  14. Compensation and Retirement planning

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TAX 5025, Federal Income Tax 1

Credits: 2 (Fall Module 1 and Spring Module 3)

Catalog Description: First of a two-course sequence studying the concepts found in the Federal Internal Revenue Code. Primary emphasis will be using the Internal Revenue Code to understand gross income, income exclusions, as well as deductions for businesses.

Prerequisite: ACG 4111, ACG 4341, AC standing.

Sample Topic Outline:

  1. Gross Income
  2. Specific Inclusions in Gross Income
  3. Specific Exclusions from Gross Income
  4. Gain-seeking Deductions
  5. Bad Debts, NOLs, Passive Losses, and Research and Development
  6. Depreciation and Amortization
  7. Employee Deductions
  8. Deductions Available Only to Organizations
  9. Basic Tax Computation: Individuals and Corporations
  10. Special Methods for Computing Taxes; Tax Credits

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TAX 5027, Federal Income Tax 2

Credits: 2 (Fall Module 2 and Spring Module 4)

Catalog Description: Second of a two-course sequence studying the concepts found in the Federal Internal Revenue Code. Primary emphasis will be using the Internal Revenue Code to understand property transactions in a business and investment context.

Prerequisite: TAX 5025, AC standing.

Sample Topic Outline:

  1. Introduction to Property Transactions
  2. Determination of Gain or Loss
  3. Losses
  4. Nonrecognition and Characterization
  5. Nontaxable Transactions
  6. Nontaxable Transactions—Mechanics of Capital Gains and Losses
  7. Special Characterization Rules

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