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Last approved: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:41:50 GMT

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ACC (Accounting)
569
000122
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Advanced Visual Analytics in Tax
Advanced Visual Analytics
Poole College of Management
Accounting (20ACC)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Spring 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Distance Education (DELTA)
Online (Internet)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
1
8
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture2.5
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Roby B. Sawyers and Don Pagach
Full Professors
assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC5050NoAll distance learning
P: ACC 565

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Visualization helps us see and understand the story the data tells us. In this course, students will be introduced to an interactive data visualization tool which allows users to select specific tax information and customize the format of visualization to assist in the management decision making process. Students will learn how to use this tools to increase the relevance and usefulness of tax data. The software will be used in specific tax-related applications, including foreign bank account reporting exposure and compliance, country by country reporting, state income tax exposure, compliance data and risk analysis. An undergraduate degree and basic tax and accounting knowledge required.

The accounting profession is increasingly requiring its new staff to be up to date on the latest technology.  This is especially true for accounting tax professionals.  This course will provide students a combination of innovative technology skills and comprehensive tax knowledge.


No

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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
Poole College of ManagementFrank Buckless
We will use premium tuition generated to cover the cost of the faculty.

Introduce students to transfer pricing, state income tax issues, tax compliance data and tax risk analysis


Introduce students to an interactive data visualization tool


Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:


Use data visualization techniques in a tax focused environment


Demonstrate the visual qualities that are important to conveying tax data


Identify, extract and transform relevant tax data from a variety of sources


Create visually appealing and effective tax focused visualizations and and dashboards using visualization software


Utilize data analytics to quickly gain business insights related to tax matters


Use data visualization software related to tax matters to support decision making and communicate with decision makers


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Other100 pointsStudents will be asked to create a sales pulse dashboard and heat map dashboard comparing sales to sales target.
Other100 pointsStudents will be asked to create a summary dashboard, a tree map, and other visual analytics related to sales and customers.
Other100 pointsStudents will be asked to prepare a dashboard showing intercompany profit for the foreign subsidiaries.
Other100 pointsStudents will be asked to analyze company data to determine state income tax exposure and prepare a visualization.
Other100 pointsStudents will be asked to analyze foreign bank account reporting compliance and create a dashboard.
Other100 pointsStudents will be asked to develop a dashboard to analyze company data related to federal, state and foreign income tax actual paid to the government compared to pre-tax accounting income.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Visual Analytics - Tableau50%Lecture and video
Tax skills related to a variety of tax areas50%Lecture, reading and exercises
mlnosbis 4/19/2017:
1) The learning outcomes should be labeled as outcomes, not objectives, in the syllabus to prevent confusion. Objectives are the larger goals for the course, not the measurable outcomes.
2) Assignment breakdown should be listed the same way on the CIM form, instead of 1 assignment for 100% of the grade.
3) Length of course is shown as 6 weeks. The length is 8 weeks for the shorter, not the regular academic, courses. https://studentservices.ncsu.edu/calendars/academic/#fall

mlnosbis 7/27/2017: The evaluation methods should use the same weight or point value on both the syllabus and CIM form. The syllabus lists point values, while the CIM form lists percentages. Choose one method and use that in both places. Everything else has been addressed.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-In CIM before the outcomes the phrase "At the completion of this course, students will be able to:" should be included. DONE.
-Should there be a restrictive statement, or is this course available to all students?
-Should you list requirements for auditing the course? GS Response- No, the requirements are determined on an individual student basis.
krawczyk (Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:35:20 GMT): Rollback: Changes as discussed
krawczyk (Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:33:49 GMT): Rollback: Course schedule includes seven projects, but performance evaluation is only based on six projects, Need to correct
sgallen (Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:59:41 GMT): Rollback: same
krawczyk (Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:03:52 GMT): Rollback: As discussed
krawczyk (Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:50:25 GMT): Rollback: As discussed
mlnosbis (Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:16:08 GMT): Syllabus updated as suggested by ABGS
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