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    This is a key risk for any company and the best way to prevent this risk is to have proper segregation of duties. What this means is that you should separate the approval process for hiring employees, the accounting process for paying employees, and the actual person that distributes paychecks to employees. As long as […]

  • What departments should be segregated in the revenue cycle at a company?

    In order for proper segregation of duties to exist in a company’s revenue cycle, the company should segregate the sales department, the credit approval department, the shipping department, and the billing department.

  • What functions should be separated for proper segregation of duties to exist?

    For proper segregation of duties (SOD) to exist, the company should ensure that an individual employee does not have access to more than one responsibility that relates to authorization, record keeping or custody of assets. For example, an employee should not have the ability to write checks and also record cash disbursements in the accounting […]