This essential text provides a strong foundation to accountants by offering concise, user-friendly coverage of core topics. Newly updated and revised, this eleventh edition has been reorganized to strengthen its flexibility. Expanded coverage is presented on Sarbanes-Oxley, Cobit Version 4, XBRL, and of risk and governance. Case in Point sections highlight how the concepts are applied in the field. Multiple choice questions at the end of the chapters help reinforce the material. An updated database chapter also provides hands-on instruction in Microsoft Access. Accountants will be able to use this information to effectively utilize the right information system for their needs.