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Accounting Information Systems

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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 six control plans from this chapter or from Chapter 9 and Chapter 10. These are followed by a list of five statements describing either the achievement of a control goal (i.e., a system success) or a system deficiency (i.e., a system failure). Match the five control goals or systems deficiencies with a control plan that would best achieve the desired goal or prevent the system deficiency. A letter may be used only once, with one letter left over.

Control Plans

  1. A. Prenumbered checks
  2. B. Confirm customer accounts regularly
  3. C. Confirm input acceptance
  4. D. Programmed edits of shipping notification inputs
  5. E. Independent billing authorization
  6. F. Cumulative sequence check

Control Goals or System Deficiencies

  1. 1. In an online environment, helps to ensure input completeness.
  2. 2. Helps to identify duplicate, missing, and out-of-range shipping notifications by comparing input numbers to a previously stored number range.
  3. 3. Helps to ensure the validity of shipping notifications.
  4. 4. Provides a detective control to help ensure the accuracy of the billing process.
  5. 5. Provides a preventive control to help ensure the accuracy of the billing process.

Summary Introduction

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

Introduction:

B/AR/CR process:

It is an accounting process with an interacting structure of different process supporting the decision-making activities of the financial managers.

Explanation

The control goals or system deficiencies with the control plans:

1.

Correct answer: (C)

Confirm input acceptance.

An important aspect of the online environment is the input that is entered into the system. Input completeness will help in the acceptance of inputs in the online environment.

2.

Correct answer: (F)

Cumulative sequence check.

The sequence of inputs in the shipping notifications with previously existing numbers to ensure that sequence is in-line with the range of acceptable data.

3.

Correct answer: (E)

Independent billing authorization...

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