Why Every Small Business Needs Internal Controls

Why Every Small Business Needs Internal Controls

Small Business, İnternal Controls

11/24/2021 3:09:00 PM

Why Every Small Business Needs Internal Controls

As you grow your business and add team members into the mix, you need to prevent any fraud, embezzlement, or theft.

·     Lack of business owner review.When business owners step away from the financial system in their business, their absence increases the opportunity for fraudsters. Curbing that temptation through control implementation will allow you to run your business with more confidence.

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We like to trust our employees and find it hard to believe that an employee would do anything to hurt us or the business, but when we trust too much, that’s when problems arise. Nobody wants to believe that our trusted employees would steal from us, but when you implement the controls to prevent that, you can avoid finding that out the hard way.

Some tips for protecting your valued assets include:1.    Employ internal controlsThere are manytypes of controlsyou can implement in your small business that will protect your business. You need to protect your business around record-keeping, cash handling and bank accounts. Separating employee duties is a type of internal control that you can implement in your business as a precaution against theft and embezzlement. headtopics.com

control conceptgetty2.    Implement checks and balancesSpecific policies and procedures can prevent the opportunity from arising. The regular reconciliation of critical accounts is vital for ensuring no unusual activity in the business. Review your bank and credit card statements in detail. Have those statements sent to your personal email address to ensure they come directly to you with no interference. Question any unusual activity. Make it a policy to sign and approve all outgoing payments for the business.

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3.    IT general controlsHaving controls around your computer systems also allows for protection. Access controls only give employees access to what they need to perform their job duties. When you control team members' program access in your business, you minimize the overlap of responsibilities.

4.    Review your numbers regularlyWhen you know your business numbers, you can quickly identify any abnormal activity within your business. You cannot check out the business finance function as the business owner, even if you have an accountant working with you. You need to monitor these numbers yourself at a high level to understand the financial activity in your business.

5.    Physical control over tangible assets and documentsWhen you have an inventory control process to review damaged inventory and conduct sporadic inventory counts, essential papers and extra cash or valuable assets should be locked in cabinets or safes when not in use and keeping combinations secure.  headtopics.com

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The bottom line is taking preventative measures and protecting your business assets will allow you to run your business with more confidence, knowing that you have taken precautions to protect your business and its finances.

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