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Accounting Information Systems

11th Edition
Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127

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Accounting Information Systems

11th Edition
Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127
Textbook Problem

The following is a list of 12 control plans from this chapter or from Chapters 8 and 9. These are followed by a list of 10 statements describing either the achievement of a control goal (i.e., a system success) or a system deficiency. Match the 10 control goals or system deficiencies with a control plan that would best prevent the system failure from occurring. Because there are 12 control plans, you should have two letters left over.

Control Plans

  1. A. Customer credit check
  2. B. Review open sales orders (tickler file)
  3. C. Manual reconciliation of batch totals
  4. D. Populate input screens with master data
  5. E. Online prompting
  6. F. Preformatted screens
  7. G. Programmed edit checks (reasonableness check)
  8. H. Library controls
  9. I. Confirm input acceptance
  10. J. Operations run manual
  11. K. Segregation of duties
  12. L. Open sales order data

Control Goals or System Deficiencies

  1. 1. Results in the efficient employment of resources; when the order entry clerk keys the customer number, the computer supplies the customer name, billing address, and other standing data about the customer.
  2. 2. Meets both the effectiveness goal that sales are made only to credit worthy customers and the information systems control goal of sales order input validity.
  3. 3. Helps to achieve the information systems control goal of input accuracy by ensuring that dates are entered as MM/DD/YY.
  4. 4. Helps to achieve the information systems control goal of input accuracy by providing interactive dialogue with the data entry person.
  5. 5. Results in the efficient employment of resources by providing detailed instructions to computer operations personnel for running production jobs.
  6. 6. Addresses the information system control goals of both input accuracy and input completeness.
  7. 7. Could have prevented the clerk from entering 10 boxes of an item when a customer ordered 10 each of an item.
  8. 8. Can be compared to the goods and the picking ticket to prevent unauthorized shipments.
  9. 9. Should prevent unauthorized access to programs, files, and documentation.
  10. 10. Helps to ensure that goods are received from the warehouses in a timely manner to help to ensure the effectiveness goal of timely shipment of goods to customers.

Summary Introduction

To match: The control plans with the control goals or system deficiencies.

Introduction:

OE/S process:

It is known as the order entry/sales process. It describes the first four steps of the order-to-cash process.

Explanation

The control plans with the control goals or system deficiencies:

1.

Correct answer: (L)

Open sales order data.

It aids in the effective utilization of the resources. When the clerk enters the customer number it displays all the relevant data.

2.

Correct answer: (H)

Library controls.

The library of information present in the database can be used to determine the credit worthy customers and also maintain the input order validity.

3.

Correct answer: (B)

Review open sales orders.

The dates of the sales orders are entered in the format of MM/DD/YY helping in achieving the goal of input accuracy.

4.

Correct answer: (D)

Populate input screens with master data.

The screen provides with all the customer data from the database as soon as the input key is entered.

5.

Correct answer: (A)

Customer credit check.

The resources are efficiently employed to ensure that instructions to perform credit checks and the associated production according to the sales order...

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