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UT Dallas Syllabus for aim6334.0g1.08s taught by Tiffany Bortz (tabortz)

UT Dallas Syllabus for aim6334.0g1.08s taught by Tiffany Bortz (tabortz)

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Course Syllabus
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COURSE SYLLABUS
AIM 6334
Schoolof Management
TheUniversity of Texas at Dallas
|Course Info|Technical Requirements| Course Access& Navigation |Communications |
Assessments| Academic Calendar| Scholastic Honesty| Course Evaluation| UTD Policies
|Course:
AIM 6334-OG1
Course Title:
Auditing
Semester:
Spring 2008
Course Start/End Date: 1/7/08 through 5/7/08
Contact Information:
--Instructor:
Tiffany Bortz, CPA
--Office Location:
SOM 4.223
--Office Phone:
(972) 883-4774
--Email:
tabortz@utdallas.edu
Course Information
Course Description
This course introduces the basic concepts, philosophy, standards, procedures, and practices
of auditing.Topics include generally accepted auditing standards, the changing role of the
independent auditor, professional conduct and ethics, auditor\u2019s reporting responsibilities, risk
assessment, internal control, evidential matter and management fraud.
Learning Objectives
(1) Describe the specific process used by an independent, external auditor to perform a
financial audit of a company.
(2) Describe theauditor\u2019s reporting obligations and responsibilities.
(3) Discussthe ethical and legal issues of providing professional services in a regulatory
environment.
Course Prerequisite
AIM 6330\u2013Intermediate Financial Accounting I (or equivalent)
Course Syllabus
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Instructor Information
Tiffany Bortz has been a member of the faculty at The University of Texas at Dallas since May
2001. She has been an undergraduate and graduate level instructor for Intermediate
Financial Accounting I and II and Auditing. She has also been an undergraduate level
instructor for Cost Management Systemsand Introductory Management Accounting.
Additionally, she hasdeveloped two online courses for the AIM Online Mastersof Science
Program.

Ms. Bortz graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 1994 and a Master of Science in Accounting in 1995. She was an employee of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), formerly of Price Waterhouse. She worked in the Dallas office in the assurance and business advisory services practice for approximately five years. As an auditor, she planned and coordinated all phases of an audit, supervised numerous staff, and developed client relationships primarily in the telecommunications industry. Additionally, on several occasions, Ms. Bortz served as lead instructor for the required training course for newly hired employees. After leaving PWC, she was employed with a local accounting firm for eighteen months. As an audit manager, she worked primarily on the audits of employee

benefit plans and reviews and compilations for nonpublic companies, primarily in the
construction industry. Additionally, she developed a five-module training course for new hires.
Ms. Bortz is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.
Course Materials
The textbook for this course has been customized fromAuditing & Assurance Services, Fifth
Edition,by Messier, Glover, and Prawitt.
Textbook:AIM 6334-OG1\u2013 Auditing
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Primis Online
ISBN #:
0-390-89731-2
Textbooks and some otherbookstore materials can be ordered online throughMBS Direct
Virtual BookstoreorOff-Campus Booksonline ordering site. They are also available in stock
atUTD Bookstoreand Off-Campus Books.
Technical Websites
Below is a list of technical websites you may need to refer to while taking this course:
\u00b7
www.aicpa.org
\u00b7
www.sec.gov
\u00b7
www.pcaob.org
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Course Syllabus
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Technical Requirements
In addition to a confident level of computer and Internet literacy, certain minimum technical
requirementsmust be met to enable a successful learning experience. Please review the
importanttechnical requirements and the web browser configuration information.
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Course Access and Navigation
This course was developed using a web course tool called WebCT. It is to be delivered
entirely online. Students will use their UTD NetID account to login to the course at: UTD
Galaxy:http://galaxy.utdallas.edu. Please see more details on course access and navigation
information.
To get started with a WebCT course, please see theGetting Started: Student WebCT
Orientation.
If you have any problemswith your UTD account or with the UTD WebCT server, you may
contact UTD Computer Help Desk: accessLive Web Support,email to:assist@utdallas.edu
or call:972-883-2911. If you encounter any technical difficulties within the course site, please
send an email togmbasupport@utdallas.edu.
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Policy on Server Unavailability or Other Technical Difficulties

The university commits to provide a reliable online course system to all users. However, in the event of any unexpected server outage or any unusual technical difficulty which prevents students from completing a time sensitive assessment activity, the instructor will extend the time windows and provide an appropriate accommodation based on the situation. Students should report any problems to the instructor and also emailgmabsupport@utdallas.edu. The instructor and GMBA Staff members will respond to student\u2019s request at the earliest possible

time during the next working day.
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Communications
This WebCT course has built-in communication tools which will be used for interaction and
communication. Some external communication tools such as regular email and a web
conferencing tool may also be used during the semester. Please see more details about
communication tool information.
Virtual Classroom Citizenship:The same guidelines that apply to traditional classes should
be observed in the virtual classroom environment.Please use proper etiquette when
interacting with class members and the professor.

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