XACC 280 UOP Courses XACC 280 Entire Course XACC 280 week 1 CheckPoint Accounting Assumptions, Principles, and Constraints • XACC 280 Week 1 CheckPoint Accounting Assumptions, Principles, and Constraints • XACC 280 Week 1 CheckPoint The Accounting Equation • XACC 280 Week 1 Discussion Question 1 & 2 • XACC 280 Week 2 CheckPoint Debits and Credits • XACC 280 Week 2 Assignment Journalizing, Posting, and Preparing a Trial Balance • CheckPoint: Accounting Assumptions, Principles, and Constraints • Write an essay in 250 to 300 words, including the following: • The basic assumptions of accounting • The principles of accounting • The constraints of accounting
XACC 280 UOP Courses XACC 280 Week 1 CheckPoint The Accounting Equation XACC 280 week 1 Discussion Question 1 & 2 • CheckPoint: The Accounting Equation • View PhxKlipsThe Accounting Equation on your student Web site. • Write an explanation of the function of each element in the accounting equation, using 100 to 150 words. • Complete E1-5 on p. 34 of Financial Accounting. • Post your explanation of the elements in the accounting equation with the answers to E1-5. • Discussion Questions • In your own words, how would you describe financial accounting? Select two users, one internal and one external, who you think benefit the most from accounting. Explain why and how you think they benefit. • Respond to your classmates’ postings by adding to their definitions of financial accounting.
XACC 280 UOP Courses XACC 280 Week 2 Assignment Journalizing, Posting, and Preparing a Trial Balance XACC 280 week 2 CheckPoint Debits and Credits • Assignment: Journalizing, Posting, and Preparing a Trial Balance • Complete P2-2A on p. 81 of Financial Accounting, using the templates in Appendix C for your answers. Each part of the problem corresponds to one tab in Appendix C. Complete all three tabs of Appendix C. • Write a message of 250 to 400 words in the body of your posting that justifies what you did in Appendix C. • CheckPoint: Debits and Credits • View PhxKlips Debits and Credits on your student Web site. • Complete the questions and fill in the Account Changes matrix in Appendix B. • Post the completed Appendix B as an attachment.
XACC 280 UOP Courses XACC 280 week 3 CheckPoint Adjusting Entries, Posting, and Preparing an Adjusted Trial Balance XACC 280 week 3 Discussion Question 1 & 2 • CheckPoint: Adjusting Entries, Posting, and Preparing an Adjusted Trial Balance • Complete parts a, b, and c of P3-1A on pp. 128–129 of Financial Accounting. • Use the templates in Appendix D. Complete all three tabs. • Post the completed Appendix D as an attachment. • an attachment. • Discussion Questions • What would be the effect of removing either the Matching Principle or the Revenue Recognition Principle from the process? Use a concrete example of how doing so might affect accounting in a given period.
XACC 280 UOP Courses XACC 280 week 4 Assignment Preparing a Financial Statement Worksheet XACC 280 week 4 CheckPoint Subsidiary Ledgers and Special Journals • Assignment: Preparing a Financial Statement Worksheet • Complete E4-1 on pp. 176–177 of Financial Accounting. • Use the template in Appendix E to complete the 10-column worksheet. • Post the completed worksheet as an attachment. • CheckPoint: Subsidiary Ledgers and Special Journals • Explain in 250 to 300 words, your answers to the following: • What are the advantages of the four different special journals? When would you use each type? • What is a subsidiary ledger and what purpose does it serve? • What is a control account and what purpose does it serve?
XACC 280 UOP Courses XACC 280 week 5 CheckPoint Closing Entries and a Post Closing Trial Balance XACC 280 week 5 CheckPoint Reversing Entries • CheckPoint: Closing Entries and a Post-closing Trial Balance • Complete E4-4 on p. 177 of Financial Accounting. Use the templates in Appendix F and complete all three tabs. • Post the completed Appendix F as an attachment. • CheckPoint: Reversing Entries • Post your answers to BE4-12 on p. 176 of Financial Accounting.
XACC 280 UOP Courses XACC 280 week 5 Discussion Question 1 & 2 XACC 280 week 6 Assignment Comprehensive Problem • Discussion Questions • What are reversing entries and why are they required? What would happen if reversing entries were not made? What transactions might require reversing entries? What transactions might not require reversing entries? • Assignment: Comprehensive Problem • Complete the Comprehensive Problem on pp. 189–190 of Financial Accounting. • Use the templates in Appendix G to complete the problem; complete all six tabs. • Post the completed Appendix G as an attachment.
XACC 280 UOP Courses XACC 280 week 6 CheckPoint The Nine Steps of the Accounting Cycle XACC 280 week 6 Exercise Financial Statements • CheckPoint: The Nine Steps of the Accounting Cycle • Complete The Nine Steps of the Accounting Cycle multimedia activity. • Capture the screen of the completed accounting cycle in the multimedia activity. • Write a summary of the nine steps of the accounting cycle, in 100 to 200 words. • Exercise: Financial Statements • Post one or two new concepts you learned from each of the PhxKlips
XACC 280 UOP Courses XACC 280 week 7 CheckPoint Ratio, Vertical, Horizontal Analyses XACC 280 week 7 Discussion Question 1 & 2 • CheckPoint: Ratio, Vertical, and Horizontal Analyses • The calculations you perform for this CheckPoint form the basis of your analysis of your capstone project. • Write in 100 to 200 words an explanation of the three tools of financial statement analysis and the function of each. • Examine PepsiCo, Inc.’s Consolidated Balance Sheet on p. A6 in Appendix A of Financial Accounting, especially its Current Assets, Current Liabilities, and Total Assets for years 2005 and 2004. • Discussion Questions • Select three ratios, one from each category—liquidity, profitability, and solvency—you think are the most important. • Why do you consider these ratios important? Which internal and external users might be most interested in these ratios? Explain why. • Respond to postings of your classmates who selected different ratios than those you selected.
XACC 280 UOP Courses XACC 280 week 7 Exercise Career Opportunities for Accountants XACC 280 week 8 Assignment Internal Controls • Exercise: Career Opportunities for Accountants • Post your response to the following items: • Describe two business sectors you might want to work in if you were an accountant and explain why in 150 to 200 words. • Research a specific company in one of the business sectors that interests you and describe how you imagine it might be to work there. Use 100 to 150 words for your description. • Assignment: Internal Controls • Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper in APA format, including citations and references, summarizing your ideas about internal controls. • Include the following: • An introduction to internal controls, explaining in your own words the two primary goals of internal control
XACC 280 UOP Courses XACC 280 week 8 CheckPoint Impacts of Unethical Behavior XACC 280 week 8 CheckPoint Regulatory Bodies • CheckPoint: Impacts of Unethical Behavior • Research a company that has been in the news for unethical practices, such as Enron, Tyco, Global Crossing, or WorldCom. • Post a 250- to 300-word response that summarizes your ideas about the following: • What was the nature of the controversy regarding this company’s practices? • CheckPoint: Regulatory Bodies • Post your response to the following question, using 250 to 300 words: What are the major regulatory bodies and their functions?
XACC 280 UOP Courses XACC 280 week 9 Capstone DQ XACC 280 week 9 Final Project Financial Analysis • Capstone Discussion Question • Review the annual reports for PepsiCo, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company in Appendixes A& B of Financial Accounting. Select either PepsiCo, Inc. or The Coca-Cola Company. In your estimation, the company you chose may be financially healthier or weaker. • Final Project: Financial Analysis • Review the annual reports for PepsiCo, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company in Appendixes A & B, especially the Consolidated Statements of Income and the Balance Sheets on pp. A4, A6, B1, & B2 of Financial Accounting.