Optimal Accounting for Cash

1 Credits: Accounting


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Optimal Accounting for Cash

Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Accounting

Course Description

The processing of checks and cash is one of the most inefficient processes in a business, since it is blanketed by the controls needed to minimize theft. Optimal Accounting for Cash shows how to sidestep these inefficient processes by taking a different approach to the handling of checks and cash. The course also covers the most essential controls needed to minimize the theft of cash, and notes how these changes impact the annual audit, closing the books, and instances of fraud.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the instances in which wait times can delay the cash receipts process;
  • Cite the controls that can be applied to check receipts, cash receipts, and petty cash;
  • State the advantages and disadvantages of using a bank lockbox; and
  • Recognize the implementation requirements of an automated cash application system.
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
February 26, 2024

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


Number of Pages

Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

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Meet The Experts

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 300 business books and courses. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast. Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and …