BUSS 204 – ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEM KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2019/2020
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF BUSINESS IN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BUSS 204: ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEM
FULL TIME/ PART TIME/DISTANCE LEARNING
DATE: MAY, 2020 TIME: 6 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer ALL Questions

SECTION B: 20 MARKS
a) Select a company you are familiar with. Describe the flows of the following transactions
through the accounting cycle of the company that you have selected. (12 Marks)
(i) Sales
(ii) Cash Receipts
(iii)Purchases
(iv)Cash disbursements
(v) Payroll.
b) Discuss the following types of firms with respect to their system characteristics:
(8 Marks)
(i) Bank
(ii) Electricity Transmission Company
(iii)Wholesale Grocer
(iv)Software Vendor
SECTION C: 20 MARKS
a) An accounting information system should be designed to support the organization’s strategy.
Identify an organization that you believe follows the generic strategies proposed by Michael
Porter. Describe why you believe that the organization follows each strategy you suggest.
(15 Marks)
b) Describe how local companies use AIS to support each of the strategies mentioned in part (a)
above. (5 Marks)

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