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    The Accounting Controls Guidebook: Third Edition by Steven Bragg

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    The Accounting Controls Guidebook reveals the controls you need for every accounting system, from billings to financial reporting, in addition to such operational areas as order processing, shipping, and receiving. Controls are separately stated for manual and computerized accounting systems. The text also addresses types of controls, control principles, the proper balance of control systems, and how to construct a system of controls. [248 pages]

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    Table of Contents

    Part 1 - Overview
    Chapter 1. The Controls Environment

    Part 2 - The Sales Cycle
    Chapter 2. Order Entry Controls
    Chapter 3. Credit Controls
    Chapter 4. Shipping Controls
    Chapter 5. Customer Billing Controls
    Chapter 6. Collection Controls
    Chapter 7. Cash Receipts Controls 

    Part 3 - The Purchasing Cycle
    Chapter 8. Purchasing Controls
    Chapter 9. Accounts Payable Controls
    Chapter 10. Expense Report Controls
    Chapter 11. Procurement Card Controls
    Chapter 12. Petty Cash Controls
    Chapter 13. Receiving Controls 

    Part 4 - Other Controls
    Chapter 14. Payroll Controls
    Chapter 15. Fixed Asset Controls
    Chapter 16. Treasury Controls
    Chapter 17. Financial Reporting Controls
    Chapter 18. Other Controls 


    The Accounting Controls Guidebook provides an excellent analysis of the tension between strong accounting controls and the need to operate efficiently. Real life examples of the controls and the impact on operations assist in selection of the appropriate level of controls. Controls are described that are appropriate for a wide range of business sizes and operations. The discussion on fraud prevention is particularly useful for small businesses where controls may be impacted by the business environment. The material will provide an excellent resource even in mature control environments as a guide to evaluating and improving controls. - Paul Apodaca, Principal at Apodaca Consulting and Finance Manager, WONIK Quartz International Group

    This valuable book details the "what to do" and “how to do” of internal controls not found in the Internal Controls Framework literature.  This book will provide readers a complete collection from concept through design to operation. Internal controls design and evaluation will be immeasurable enabled.  A vital component of any collection. - Barrett Peterson, CPA, Manager, Accounting Standards, Procedures, & Analysis, TTX

    As an accountant that has been on both sides of an audit, I can attest to the vital importance of a proper system of internal controls. The Accounting Controls Guidebook will help you establish that system. Proper controls are the key to an efficient and effectively run accounting department. - Matt Beaven, CPA

    A comprehensive guidebook that needs to be in every accountant’s library. Increasing risks and complexity forces businesses everywhere to reevaluate their accounting controls; this easy-to-use guidebook is a tool that will ease the burden of that process. The Accounting Controls Guidebook is also a valuable tool for first-time controls implementations. - David Johnson, Eleutian Technology