DATA Act Dashboard: An Instructional Case Using Data Visualization

Karen A Kitching, Eileen Coble, Alex Phillips
2021 Journal of Governmental & Nonprofit Accounting  
This case instructs students on how to extract, transform, and load (ETL) data from disparate sources to perform analysis on Federal Government agency spending transactions: the financial statements of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, DATA Act spending data, and Office of Management and Budget object class definitions. Students also learn to construct an interactive dashboard to allow uses to routinely discover and investigate agency spending data and to drill down to specific
more » ... ns, such as program activity or object classification, and to specific general ledger ledger accounts used by the Federal Government. This is accomplished by using parameters created in the ETL portion of the case. This case is designed to be flexible so that it can be implemented in any undergraduate or graduate accounting course from government accounting and auditing to data analytics based on the instructor's preference.
doi:10.2308/jogna-2021-004 fatcat:m6auxft7ifedtp3de7h56wkur4