The following control procedures are used in Kelton Company for over-the-counter cash receipts.
(a) For each procedure, explain the weakness in internal control and identify the control principle that is violated.
|Each store manager is responsible for interviewing applicants for cashier jobs. They are hired if they seem honest and trustworthy.
|All over-the-counter receipts are registered by three clerks who share a cash register with a single cash drawer.
|To minimize the risk of robbery, cash in excess of $100 is stored in an unlocked attaché case in the stock room until it is deposited in the bank.
|At the end of each day the total receipts are counted by the cashier on duty and reconciled to the cash register total.
|The company accountant makes the bank deposit and then records the day’s receipts.