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Business - BUS 332 - Principles of Accounting - Grs. 10-12 - 40-Week

(1) CDOS.C.3b Students who choose a career major will acquire the career-specific technical knowledge/skills necessary to progress toward gainful employment, career advancement, and success in postsecondary programs.
(1) CDOS.E.1 Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions.
(1) CDOS.E.2 Students will demonstrate how academic knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace and other settings.
(1) CDOS.E.3a Students will demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills and competencies essential for success in the workplace.

Unit 5:  Accounting For Special Procedures
Chapter 22:  Cash Funds

Record the entry to establish a change fund.  Prove the cash in the cash register drawers each business day.  Open and replenish a petty cash fund. Journalize opening a petty cash fund. Prepare a petty cash requisition to replenish the petty cash fund.  Use a petty cash register to record petty cash disbursements.  Journalize replenishing a petty cash fund.  Determine whether cash is short or over, and record the shortage or overage. 

Chapter 23: Plant Assets and Depreciation

Identify plant assets.  Explain the need to depreciate plant assets.  Calculate annual depreciation of plant assets.  Determine the book value of a plant asset.  Record depreciation of plant assets.  Prepare depreciation schedules.


Chapter 24: Uncollectible Accounts Receivable

Explain methods used to write off uncollectible accounts.  Determine uncollectible accounts receivable.  Use the direct write-off method for uncollectible accounts.  Calculate bad debts expense.  Make an adjusting entry for uncollectible acounts.  Use the allowance method to record uncollectible accounts.  Record the collection of an account previously writen off.  Describe two methods to estimate uncollectible accounts expense.

Chapter 25:  Inventories

Explain the importance of maintaining accurate inventory records.  Explain the difference between a periodic and a perpetual inventory system.  Take a physical inventory count and record inventories.  Determine the cost of merchandise inventory using the specific identifcation; first-in, first-out, last-in, first-out; and weighted average cost methods.  Assign a value to merchandise inventory using the lower-of-cost-or-market rule.  Explain the accounting principles of consistency and conservatism.

Chapter 26:  Notes Payable and Receivable

Explain how businesses use promissory notes.  Calculate and record notes payable and notes receivable.  Explain the difference between interest-bearing and non-interest bearing notes.  Journalize transactions involving notes payable.  Journalize transactions involving notes receivable.

Unit 6:  Additional Accounting Topics

Chapter 27:  Introduction To Partneships

Identify the characteristics of a partnership.  Identify the various accounting functions involved with a partnership.  Account for investments in a partnership.  Account for Partners' withdrawals.  Allocate profits and losses to the partners by different methods.

Chapter 28:  Financial Statements and Liquidation of a Partneship 

Prepare an income statement for a partnership.  Prepare a statement of changes in partners' equity.  Prepare the Partners' Equity section of a balance sheet.  Account for Partnership liquidation losses.  Account for Partnership liquidation gains.  Prepare the final entry to liquidate a partnership. 

Chapter 29:  Ethics in Accounting 

Explain the meaning of ethics.  Describe the components of business ethics.  Identify the role of the accountant in business ethics.  Discuss how ethical behavior benefits individuals, businesses, and society.  Explain the key principles an accountant is expected to follow. Identify the accounting organizations that establish codes of ethics for the profession.  Describe the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.




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Unit 6: Additional Accounting Topics


  • Review the following Web resources for information on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, limited liability partnerships, ethics, and public accounting firms.


Summary of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002


Will Sarbanes-Oxley Improve Ethics?


Limited Liability Partnership


General Partnership




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Earning the Investor's Trust


SOX: Not So Bad After All?

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