Magazine article The CPA Journal

Book Review: Controller's and Treasurer's Desk Reference

Magazine article The CPA Journal

Book Review: Controller's and Treasurer's Desk Reference

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As the author points out, Controller and Treasurer's Desk Reference is written largely to provide assistance to controllers, treasurers, and other personnel in small to medium-sized companies, as well as to newly promoted personnel within the accounting (controller's) and treasurer's departments. The book is also written for people outside the financial area who need to understand certain aspects of the controller's and treasurer's departments.

The author also mentions that in many of the smaller companies, the positions of controller and treasurer are filled by one and the same person.

This book covers, in substantial detail, the numerous aspects and responsibilities of the controller and treasurer, and furnishes the reader with much useful advice and guidance.

Besides summaries of each chapter, a preface and an introduction, the book consists of 23 chapters that include, among other things, the financial organization and structure and accounting and computer systems. Other chapters include procedures and extent of internal and external audits, a detailed coverage of internal controls, financial reporting and analysis and support, cash management, accounts receivable and payable, inventory control and cost accounting, tax preparation, management and planning, banking relationships, and financing and borrowing. …

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