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Accounting Information Systems

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Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127

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

Technology Summary 9.1 (p. 331) describes the impact that pervasive and general controls from Chapter 8 can have on the effectiveness of controls in Figure 9.3 (p. 323), Figure 9.4 (p. 325), and Exhibit 9.3 (pp. 327–328) (i.e., controls for manual and automated data entry). Prepare a comparable summary that describes the impact that pervasive and general controls from Chapter 8 can have on the effectiveness of controls in Figure 9.5 (p. 332), Figure 9.6 (p. 333), and Exhibit 9.4 (p. 335) (i.e., controls over data entry with batches).

Summary Introduction

Case summary:

The technology summary states that there are two different types of process controls that are automated controls and manual controls. Ability, training, and diligence of the data entry person determine the efficiency of the manual control. The data entry person should know the approval that is valid and document that is not properly approved. The person should compare the input data with the master data to correct the errors in the input data.

In automated controls, all the controls of the firms will be performed by the computer system. Digital signatures, electronic approvals, programmed edit checks, and comparing input data with the master data are included in the automated controls.

To describe: The impact that pervasive and general controls have on the effectiveness of controls.

Introduction:

Accounting Information System (AIS) is said to be the specialized subsystem of the Information System (IS). AIS can be used in the business events for the purpose of collecting, processing, and reporting the financial information.

Explanation

Describe the impact that pervasive and general controls have on the effectiveness of controls:

There are two types of business process control includes manual controls and automated controls. Manual control refers the training, diligence, and ability of the people who are responsible for shipping.

One-for-one checking, agrees on run-to-run totals, manually reconcile batch totals, procedures for rejected inputs, and reviews the tickler file are the five controls involved in the manual control...

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