Case Study 2
Due by Sunday of Week 5, 11:59 p.m.,
(Learning Objectives 2, 4: Explain
the components of internal control; evaluate internal controls) Each of the
following situations reveals an internal control weakness:
Situation a. In evaluating the internal control over inventory for the
Williams Oil Services Company, an auditor learns that the warehouse receiving
clerk is responsible for ordering parts for
supply inventory use in drilling services, counts the inventory when received
at the dock, records the receipts into the inventory ledger, and takes the
annual inventory, No supervisor reviews
the receiving clerk’s work.
Situation b. Nicole Lopez handles employee travel and expense reports
for Scott Sales Services. With the growth in the economy, the sales team began
traveling extensively gaining new business.
Because of the heavy volume, she no longer required the sales team to
provide original airline, hotel, or car rental receipts. She told them to just keep their meals under
the $100 per day per diem and no receipts were required. She allowed them to
use their own credit cards so they could get the frequent flyer points. She
required them to turn in a summary of the travel expenses quarterly.
Situation c. Michael Jordon is a new employee hired from Craig’s List
recommended by a co-worker. Mike was
hired as a Human Resource Assistant. Mike’s first day on the job he is told
that he should follow his own judgments when deciding how employee issues such
as hiring and firing of employees, sexual harassment, and ethical infractions
should be handled.
Top of Form
Identify the missing internal control characteristic in each situation.
Identify each firm’s possible problem.
Propose a solution to the problem.
Bottom of Form
Write your answer clearly and succinctly using strong organization and