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Harriet Maccracken

Harriet Maccracken

Lecturer, Sr.
School of Accountancy

Office:BA 267E
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 873606
Tempe, AZ 85287-3606

Phone: 480-965-6637
Fax: 480-965-8392
Email: Harriet.Maccracken@asu.edu

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M.A., Accountancy, Arizona State University, 1980; B.S., Psychology, Ohio State University, 1974

Academic Positions
Arizona State University: 1995-present. Previous Appointments: Maricopa Community College District, Arizona State University

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
W. P. Carey Business School Council Faculty Advisor of the Year (Accounting StudentsAssociation) Spring 2007; W. P. Carey Business School Council Faculty Advisor of the Year (American Business Women's Association) Spring 2006; Devil's Advocate Apple Polisher Award for Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Spring 2006

Professional Leadership
American Accounting Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Taxation Specialist, Independant Consultant, 1984-1995; Staff Accountant, Touche Ross & Co., 1980 - 1983

Representative Publications
David, Julie Smith, Reckers, Philip, Maccracken, Harriet, "Introduction to Accounting, Business Processes, and ERP" CD; published by Thomson Southwestern, 2002

David, Julie Smith, Maccracken, Harriet, Reckers, Philip, "Integrating Technology and Business Process Analysis into Introductory Accounting Courses" in Issues in Accounting Education, Vol.18, No.4, November 2003, p. 417-425



ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

ACC 232 - Financial Accounting I
Develops an understanding of the theory, concepts, principles and practices underlying preparation, interpretation, and use of external financial reports. Emphasizes interpreting the economic substance of events and transactions and their association with contemporaneous and prospective events, relationships, and outcomes. Gains understanding of the accounting information model and develops an ability to analyze and record business transactions and analyze basic financial statements. Meant for prospective accounting and finance majors (and students who plan current majors in these areas) and develops skills and abilities facilitating success in higher-level accounting courses.

ACC 261 - Honors Fund of Fin Accounting
Covers basic financial accounting concepts and applications. Develops an understanding of the environment in which financial reporting choices are made.