Information Technology: A Finance Professional's Perspective
M K Srinivasan
The book 'Information Technology - A Finance Professional's Perspective' written by Srinivasan M K is to help the finance professionals to equip themselves with concepts and application of Information Technology in one's profession.
Over the years, finance and auditing professionals' work is deeply intertwined with information technology as more and more computer applications are deployed in business. Therefore, besides knowledge of finance and auditing, finance professionals are expected to acquire knowledge and develop understanding of information and emerging technologies and its impact on business.
The book has been written to address the needs of wide variety of readers ranging from students pursuing public accounting, cost accounting, management accounting, internal auditing courses through experienced professionals such as controllers & CFOs.
International Federation of Accountants (www.ifac.org) stipulates the need for professional accountants to possess knowledge of Information Technology by certified and accredited finance professionals at a specified level based on one's role.
This book has been written to provide knowledge on fundamentals of Business Processes, Information Technology concepts and on overview of advanced & emerging technologies.
The contents of the book have been organized into nine different sections from Finance perspective of IT through Business process & automation, BPR, Computer system & auditing in IT environment, Network-Internet-Telecommunication, Business systems, Deploying business application software, Access & Identity Management, Advanced & Emerging Technologies. Contents have been developed to explain the subject to a non-technical reader, in a simple language. The concepts have been explained with appropriate examples and applications along with diagrams to detail the principles for better visual understanding.