Introduction to Cash Basic Accounting Online Course | Alison

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Accounting - Control and Monitoring of Cash

Gain better understanding of bank reconciliation, cash transactions and receipts, checking account, and petty cash.

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This free online accounting course teaches you about the control and monitoring of cash. You will study the procedures and structures for establishing control over the flow of cash, such as the use of cash receipts and cash disbursements, proper use of the bank checking account, preparation for bank reconciliation, and protection of petty cash funds. You will also study the five components for internal financial control within an organization.





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Managing and monitoring credit and collection, cash allocation, disbursement, account payable, and invoicing are important skills every accountant must learn. With this course, you will study the accounting practices and procedures for the control and monitoring of cash. You will learn that internal controls help ensure the integrity of financial and accounting information, promote accountability, and prevent fraud in a company. You will also delve into the importance of cash control.

You will then look into the bank checking account. You will learn that a checking account is a deposit account held at a financial institution that allows you to put your money either in the form of checks or cash into one account from which you can then write checks or withdraw cash. You will also look into the petty cash fund and bank reconciliation which is the process of ensuring that a company's records such as the check register and balance sheet are correct.

For any business or organization, the need to control and monitor cash transactions to ensure the efficient operation of the business is vital. Upon the completion of this accounting course, you will gain a better understanding of the importance and function of internal control, be able to calculate, analyze and use the financial results-quick ratio, and a whole lot more! Check out this course and learn how to control and monitor daily cash transactions within an enterprise today.

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Learning Outcomes

Having studied this accounting course you will be able to:

  • Describe the necessity for and features of internal control;
  • Define cash and list the objectives sought by management in handling a company's cash;
  • Identify procedures for controlling cash receipts and disbursements;
  • Prepare bank reconciliation statements and make necessary journal entries based on that schedule;
  • Explain why a company uses a petty cash fund, describe its operations, and make the necessary journal entries;
  • Calculate, analyze and use the financial results-quick ratio.


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