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Internal Controls

Internal controls is a function of financial operations for a small business. They are used to deter fraud, detect theft, and preserve assets.

Internal Controls – Fixed Assets

07/06/2015

Internal controls is an accounting system to aid in proper reporting of existing assets and liabilities.  Internal controls over fixed assets alleviate two distinct risks.  The primary risk is physical in nature and relates to the asset getting [...]

Skimming in Business

02/11/2015

Skimming is a generic term referring to taking a little bit off the top.   In dairy, it refers to the cream at the top of the milk pail.  In painting, it refers to a very thin coat of paint to identify imperfections with the wallboard.  In [...]

Effective Internal Controls for Cash

03/18/2013

All businesses should have internal controls to deter fraud, detect theft, and preserve assets.  Of all the assets, cash is the easiest to misappropriate.  Effective internal controls for cash prevent the proverbial hand in the cookie jar.   So [...]