Accounting Information Systems

10th Edition
Hall + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337619202



Accounting Information Systems

10th Edition
Hall + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337619202
Chapter 5, Problem 1MCQ
Textbook Problem

Which of the following statements is correct?

  1. a. The cash disbursement function is part of accounts payable.
  2. b. Cash disbursement is a treasury function.
  3. c. Cash disbursement is an independent accounting function.
  4. d. The cash disbursement function is part of the general ledger department.

To determine

Identify the true statement about the cash disbursement in the given options.

Explanation of Solution

Cash Disbursement System:

The cash disbursement system carries out the responsibility of processing the payments due by organization for the purchase transactions. The prime objective of the system is to provide accurate due payments and at the reliable time to the valid creditors only.


The cash disbursement system prepares the checks for the authorized payments after the verification of documents. The checks prepared by the cash disbursement system may require the additional authorization from the designated authority which declares the cash disbursement as treasury function. Therefore, this option is correct.


The cash disbursement and the accounts payable department are two different departments performing different tasks...

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