2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ACC 210 - Data Analytics for Accounting

Description: The study of data analytics and its applications in accounting and tax contexts, with an emphasis on data preparation, modeling, analysis and interpretation, and visualization.

Prerequisites: CSA 126  (or AGS 101 ) and ACC 131 

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Data analytics in accounting and identifying the questions
  2. Mastering the data
  3. Performing the test plan and analyzing the results
  4. Communicating results and visualizations
  5. The modern accounting environment
  6. Audit analytics
  7. Managerial analytics
  8. Financial statement analytics
  9. Tax analytics

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe in detail the purpose of data analytics and how it can create value for accountants and tax professionals. (1)
  2. Demonstrate how the IMPACT model can be used to address issues that accountants and tax professionals are confronted with. (2, 3)
  3. Communicate findings of test analyses through text, tables, and visualizations using multiple software tools. (3, 4)
  4. Find patterns, errors, and anomalies to develop insights useful to decision making in tax, accounting, and auditing scenarios (6-9)
  5. Distinguish different types of test approaches that can be used to gather insights in decision making. (3-5)