Topics include evidence and documentation, professional ethics, auditing computer systems, statistical sampling, and internal controls. Federal taxation concepts are used in effective decision making; a working knowledge of the concepts of gross income, deductions, tax rates, and property transactions as they pertain to C corporations, partnerships, S corporations, and individuals; and proficiency in the application of tax concepts as they pertain to business and individual taxpayers. Business entity formation, operation, and termination and business taxation principles and concepts used in effective decision-making.Students develop the ability to understand and apply business tax principles and the critical and analytical skills that are necessary in the study and application of taxation and tax law.Other topics include the reporting of stock-based compensation and earnings-per-share. Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to revenue recognition and matching, pensions, leases, income taxes, accounting changes, interim financial statements, and segmental reporting.Students develop an in-depth knowledge of the preparation and the analysis of the cash flow statement.Includes the concepts of income determination and financial position, and the accounting for various types of ownership equities.
In-depth supervised work experience in accounting for the purpose of exposing the student to comprehensive accountancy experience in business, governmental, or service agencies.Credit/No Credit Completion of 15 units of upper division business courses at Sacramento State; minimum overall GPA of 2.75; instructor permission.