The following procedures were recently installed by Sacha’s Company: a. The accounts payable…
The following procedures were recently installed by Sacha’s Company:
a. The accounts payable clerk prepares a voucher for each disbursement. The voucher
along with the supporting documentation is forwarded to the treasurer’s office for
approval. b. After necessary approvals have been obtained for the payment of a voucher, the treasurer signs and mails the check. The treasurer then stamps the voucher and supporting
documentation as paid and returns the voucher and supporting documentation to the
accounts payable clerk for filing. c. Along with petty cash expense receipts for postage, office supplies, etc., several postdated employee checks are in the petty cash fund.
d. At the end of the day, cash register clerks are required to use their own funds to make
up any cash shortages in their registers. e. All mail is opened by the mail clerk, who forwards all cash remittances to the cashier. The cashier prepares a listing of the cash receipts and forwards a copy of the list to the accounts receivable clerk for recording in the accounts.
f. At the end of each day, any deposited cash receipts are placed in the bank’s night
depository. g. At the end of each day, an accounting clerk compares the duplicate copy of the daily
cash deposit slip with the deposit receipt obtained from the bank.
h. The bank reconciliation is prepared by the cashier, who works under the supervision of
the treasure . Instructions Indicate whether each of the procedures of internal control over cash represents (1) a strength or (2) a weakness. For each weakness, indicate why it exists.