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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

Following is a list of 10 control plans from this chapter (or from earlier chapters and tailored to the HR management and payroll processes of this chapter). Listed next are eight statements describing either the achievement of a control goal (i.e., a process success) or a process deficiency (i.e., a process failure). Write the numbers 1 through 8 on your solution sheet. Next to each item insert one letter from the preceding list indicating the best control to achieve the desired goal or to address the process deficiency described. A letter should be used only once, with two letters left over.

Control Plans

  1. A. Review of all HR changes for compliance with union and government regulations
  2. B. Computer calculations of gross pay, deductions, and so on
  3. C. Preformatted screens
  4. D. Fidelity bonding
  5. E. Online data entry of HR/payroll data
  6. F. Periodic performance reviews
  7. G. Preformatted HR/payroll screens
  8. H. Automatic preparation of attendance time sheets for the next pay period (i.e., turnaround documents)
  9. I. Programmed edits—reasonableness checks
  10. J. Use of a skills inventory data

Control Goals or Process Deficiencies

  1. 1. Should have prevented a data entry error of keying all hours worked with an extra digit (40 hours entered as 400, 45 hours as 450, and so on)
  2. 2. Helps to achieve efficiency of resource use (i.e., by reducing time needed for data entry) and accuracy of data entry
  3. 3. Should have prevented the organization’s being sanctioned for failure to abide by Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines
  4. 4. Should have prevented a data entry error of keying all zeros as the letter o (40 entered as 40, ID# 3062 entered as 3062, and so on)
  5. 5. Would not have prevented employee dishonesty, but would have helped the organization “recover” from such dishonesty
  6. 6. Helps in assigning employees to particular jobs
  7. 7. Precludes time card input errors by having certain data preprinted on the attendance time sheet
  8. 8. Helps ensure employee job satisfaction by providing employees with appropriate feedback

Summary Introduction

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

Introduction:

Human resource (HR) management and Payroll process:

Human resource management is about the basic human management functions in an organization and its associated activities. It also speaks about the relationship between human resource management activities and the payroll process. It also depicts the importance of HR activities in the decision making of the top management.

Explanation

The control goals or process deficiencies with the control plans:

1.

Correct answer: (I)

Programmed edits—reasonableness checks.

The data entry errors can be prevented by keying in an additional 0 to prevent the keying error in the process.

2.

Correct answer: (G)

Preformatted HR/payroll screens.

The time required for the manual process is reduced by doing it is a computer process reducing time and improving the efficiency.

3.

Correct answer: (A)

Review of all HR changes for compliance with union and government regulations.

The HR policies of the organization are not reviewed and followed properly as a result leading to be sanctioned by the EEO guidelines.

4.

Correct answer: (C)

Preformatted screens.

The presence of preformatted screens would have helped in entering all zero as the letter “o”. This would have prevented the data entry errors...

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