Tag Archives: Internal Controls

What are Static and Dynamic Policy and Procedure Systems?

Can you really have compliance without control? You can check the box that a business procedures exists but a procedure requirement is not about existence it is about deployment and usage. When we are speaking of control, there are really two different control conditions: static control and dynamic control. What are static and dynamic policy and procedure systems? Continue reading What are Static and Dynamic Policy and Procedure Systems?

Why is Succession Planning So Important?

 A company’s most valuable asset is its people. It’s an aphorism many attribute to Marcus Lemonis, but that has actually been understood by successful business managers since before he was even born. Yet in an uncertain world, we can be sure of one thing – nobody is going to stay in their role forever.  Why is succession planning so important?

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What Are Internal Controls for Cash Security?

We all hope our co-workers and employees are honest, and they probably are. Yet, improper cash control, poor cash cycle procedures, and weak cash security can tempt people who are basically honest. Think about parking at the local mall. You always roll up your windows and lock your car to protect your possessions, especially if you made some purchases at an earlier stop. Most of the people who walk by your car at the mall are honest, yet you don’t want to tempt them by making it easy to take something that doesn’t belong to them. What are some internal controls for cash? Continue reading What Are Internal Controls for Cash Security?

What Are Common Embezzlement Schemes?

There are six areas of risk frequently capitalized upon by embezzlers. While these areas of risk are not the only ones containing “embezzlement windows of opportunity”, these are the areas that offer the most significant sources of exposure to your company and what lead to various embezzlement schemes. What are common embezzlement schemes? Continue reading What Are Common Embezzlement Schemes?

How are Financial Controls Implemented?

Financial controls are documented in your finance processes, policies, and procedures manual template. SOX, in general, has generated a lot of discussion about internal controls even requiring financial policies and procedures. How are financial controls implemented?

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What are Financial Internal Controls?

The Internal Control Procedures Series provides a risk reducing framework of financial internal controls for the ten core accounting cycles — these cycles make up the accounting body of knowledge.  Each financial cycle focuses on a key element of business accounting and, therefore, should be covered in your company’s financial accounting policies and procedures manual. Continue reading What are Financial Internal Controls?

What are Accounting Policies & Procedures Manuals?

Every company should document its accounting procedure process.  A well-designed and properly maintained system of accounting policies and procedures documentation enhances your accountability and consistency, while at the same time producing long-term savings from reduced duplication, rework, training, and increased focus, consistency, and productivity. Writing accounting manuals of policies and procedures is an important task. Consider a template from Bizmanualz to help save you time. Continue reading What are Accounting Policies & Procedures Manuals?

What Is SOX Corporate Governance?

In the past, we experienced an avalanche in our financial system. Major financial institutions failed to the shock of investors and depositors, and there was such a high level of uncertainty in the financial system that availability of credit had been shut off even to the most highly rated borrowers. What does SOX Corporate Governance have to do with this? Continue reading What Is SOX Corporate Governance?