4 Credits: Auditing
Are you grappling with the challenge of maintaining robust internal controls in your QuickBooks-run small business? You’re not alone. Many organizations find this a daunting task, often leading to operational inefficiencies and heightened risks. This seminar directly addresses this widespread issue by guiding you through the process of strengthening internal controls in environments using QuickBooks Pro, Premier, Enterprise, or Online. We delve into the significance of a solid internal control system, particularly in small business settings, and how it can be the cornerstone of your financial integrity. You’ll learn to identify the four key types of internal controls, assess the current state of your organization’s controls, and discover practical strategies to fortify them using QuickBooks’ own features. Beyond QuickBooks, the seminar also explores additional control procedures for scenarios where QuickBooks alone isn’t sufficient. By the end of this session, you’ll have transformed your perspective on QuickBooks, seeing it not as a barrier to effective control, but as a tool to achieve a robust, secure financial environment.
Upon completing this course, you should be able to:
- Identify the importance of internal controls in QuickBooks environments
- List four common types of internal controls and provide examples of each
- Assess the relative strength or weakness of a QuickBooks-based organization’s internal control structure
- Create and implement appropriate internal controls using tools and features found in various editions of QuickBooks
April 11, 2022
Fundamental knowledge of internal controls and QuickBooks solutions
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Meet The Experts
Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1994, Mr. Stephens opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Mr. Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. He developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software. Additionally, he has authored and presented continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. Mr. Stephens has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for …