Revenue and cash receipts are two critical areas that require strong controls to prevent intentional fraud or unintentional misstatements. While there is well-publicized fraud in these areas in larger companies, it also occurs in smaller businesses and not-for-profit entities. A sound system of internal controls is needed to help prevent fraud. All too often, a “one-size-fits-all” system is put in place without considering the uniqueness of each entity. It is crucial that an internal control system is tailored so that the areas of greatest risk receive the most attention.
Course ID: CL4RCR
Fraud and Cash Receipts: Common Frauds and Internal Controls
- Identify common frauds in the revenue and cash receipts processes.
- Identify internal controls that mitigate various risks.
- Recall an analysis process to ensure efficient and effective risk management.
- Typical revenue system
- Retail revenue cycles
- Manufacturing revenue cycles
- Service revenue cycles
- Accounts receivable and billing
- Cash receipts
- Revenue frauds caused by fraudulent financial reporting