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Computerized Accounting
Using Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0

5th Edition (2010)
Arens and Ward

Computerized accounting practice set, including and using a fully operational version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, Version 10.0 (commercially available accounting software for mid–sized companies). Early chapters provide installation, familiarization and practice. These are followed by the case project of recording transactions and adjustments and performing month–end and year–end closing procedures. Final chapters include internal controls, new company setup and advanced features, including use in a large company.

Included in the Package:

  • 120–day operating version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, Version 10.0, (not compatible with Mac). The software has essentially the same functionality as the version sold to businesses.
  • The Instructions and Assignments book.
  • The Reference book developed by the authors to help students learn the software and assist students in completing the assignments.
  • An Instructor′s Guide and Solutions, (available to instructors only).

Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0, a highly respected computerized accounting software for medium–sized businesses, is more sophisticated than most accounting software for small businesses. It is easy for students to learn and use and is highly relevant for accounting majors who will be working with a CPA firm or in industry.

Estimated completion time:

  • Systems Understanding Aid: 15–20 hours with options for the Instructor to reduce time required.
  • Computerized Accounting Using Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0: 20–25 hours with options for the Instructor to reduce time required.


Assignments include instructions, practice and reference material and problems.

  • Assignment 1—Introduction and Software Installation
    Students install the software on their computer and learn how to enter and exit Microsoft Dynamics GP without assistance.
  • Assignment 2—Familiarization
    Students learn the primary features in Computerized Accounting Using Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 through a series of practice exercises with explanations.
  • Assignment 3—Overview of Activities Using Microsoft Dynamics GP
    Students learn the various activities that can be done using Microsoft Dynamics GP through a series of practice exercises and problems.
  • Assignment4—Practice
    Students process twenty–two types of transactions and other activities such as maintenance using the Reference book as guidance.
  • Assignment 5—Record transactions and adjustments, and perform month–end and year–end closing procedures
    Students process typical business transactions and perform other activities for a company with only the Reference book as guidance.
  • Assignment 6—Internal Controls
    Students learn about internal controls through a series of exercises, using their knowledge about internal controls and experience gained using Computerized Accounting Using Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0.
  • Assignment 7—New Company Setup
    Using information provided, students learn how to set up records for a new company using default information in the system and to modify that information.

Start them off right with Systems Understanding Aid.

   A comprehensive manual accounting practice set that teaches students accounting processes, flow of transactions, documents and records, and recording transactions. Students are able to visualize the entire accounting process, including what happens at each step. They also learn through reading flowcharts and preparing documents and tasks such as reconciling a subsidiary record and control account.
   After completing
Systems Understanding Aid, move ahead with Microsoft Dynamics GP which includes a chapter that requires students to process the same transactions and other requirements included in Systems Understanding Aid and compare the results.
   Upon completion of both projects, students will have a better understanding of what happens in computerized systems. This understanding facilitates exploring such topics as the documents used in computerized systems and computerized internal controls.

  • Students begin using Microsoft Dynamics GP within ten minutes after starting the project and use the computer to do all work in the project.

  • Each assignment is reasonably short to retain student interest and provide maximum learning experience. Any assignment can be redone if the student desires.

  • Assignments are designed on a step–by–step basis from simple to more complex.

  • The project uses five companies, from simple to complex, to provide different learning experiences.

Faculty Benefits:

  • Students are able to learn the software and complete the project with minimal involvement from the professor.

  • Technical support is available from the publisher and Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Students can use laboratory or personal computers to complete the project. The project provides every student with Program and Data CDs and all other materials and information needed.

  • Students find the project an excellent learning experience and satisfying.

  • Faculty have flexibility to include assignments or eliminate the more complex ones.

  • Detailed instructions for assigning and grading are provided.

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