DM Yard Services: An Accounting Capstone Project 1st Edition
Darlene Schnuck
ISBN-13: 9781337621250 | ISBN-10: 1337621250
© 2018 | Published |  256  Pages

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Using QuickBooks® desktop version, DM YARD SERVICES: AN ACCOUNTING CAPSTONE PROJECT WITH QUICKBOOKS guides students in creating a company and conducting a year’s accounting transactions, from cash receipts, cash disbursements and payroll to petty cash and recurring transactions. Each month, students answer questions regarding internal controls, ethics, financial decision-making, tax treatment of items, as well as complete a monthly task and to-do list. Quarterly student-led discussions examine the company’s financial and business status. At year end, students complete account analysis with ratio computations and flow-charting and prepare business/personal income tax returns using source documents. A grading rubric compiles monthly assessments to ensure positive outcomes and to enable you to identify areas for review. This unique, practical experience gives students confidence in tackling challenging tasks, applying their accounting knowledge, and progressing independently.

  • Preface.
    Year End.
    Income Tax Preparation.

    • CAPSTONE APPROACH REQUIRES STUDENTS TO COMPLETE ACTUAL ACCOUNTING TASKS IN A REAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. Students gain invaluable experience as they process financial transactions through the accounting cycle, perform payroll preparation, complete reporting and analysis tasks, and identify internal controls to reduce risk. Students also analyze financial and business information to support planning and decision-making and present results to users, in addition to performing individual tax accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks.
    • HELPFUL GRADING RUBRIC ASSISTS IN ASSESSMENTS AND ENSURING POSITIVE STUDENT OUTCOMES. This valuable instructor tool helps you easily stay on top of individual and class progress. Monthly assessments let you identify possible areas of weak knowledge so you can circle back in your curriculum to strengthen those topics.
    • “DM Yard Services was the perfect solution in developing an Accounting Capstone course. This textbook requires: 1) hands on use of accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks), 2) monthly & year end reconciliations, and 3) tax reporting and year end returns, and was an ideal means in reemphasizing a broad range of accounting theory. It also provided an effective way to evaluate our students on a summative level. I highly recommend DM Yard Services to any Accounting program looking for the ideal bookend to their Accounting curriculum.”

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    • Mrs. Schnuck has been an instructor at Waukesha County Technical College for more than 30 years. During this time, she has seen her students learn all the "pieces" of their accounting knowledge, but never have the chance to put them all together from the start of a company to the completion of the tax return. Based on this need, Mrs. Schnuck has combined her practical and teaching experience to address accounting program outcomes through her capstone project. Do students know what we think they know and can they apply that accounting knowledge to be ready with employable skills? Mrs. Schnuck is passionate about preparing students with accounting, communication and critical-thinking skills for the "real" world. She enjoys family time with her daughters and grandchildren as well as any outdoor activity, with the most recent overnight backpacking part of the John Muir Trail.