Unit 10 project, on Credit Control????

VickiM
VickiM Just JoinedRegistered Posts: 2
Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, and just wondered if anyone out there could help me out. Basically i have decided to base my unit 10 project on credit control of a company that doesn't really have a set procedure. Its just that I'm struggling with a couple of aspects of the report.
For instance, Fraud? How would fraud tie into credit control?
Also the cost-benefit analysis. I cant think of a real cost to the company by simply introducing a simple system where they dedicate a few hours a week to chase the debts.....
I'm quite confused and stressing out as I'm due to leave work to go on maternity leave next week, and would really like to get a 1st draft done by then... Stressed :crying:

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  • VickiM
    VickiM Just Joined Registered Posts: 2
    Sorry I forgot to mention as well that my project is based primarily on the aspect of debt collection, how there is no set system in place, no time management invoived ie debys are just chased whenever, how there are no records of past conversations or past attempts to recover specific debts, in the case of staff absence there is no one to chase debts etc etc.......... So would fraud risks such as you know fake invoices etc be relevant? I'm trying to keep it all as much along the same topic as possible?
    Still stressing!!

    Thanks
  • mikes
    mikes Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 254
    For the cost benefits, this could be along the line that the company would be getting more money in sooner, which would help with their cash flow and that people would be paying up, rather than getting away with not paying and potentially turning into a bad debt, or having to spend money in legal fees.

    I can't think anything for fraud, just yet. Hopefully someone else will be able to think of something.
  • blobbyh
    blobbyh Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,415
    I mentioned some potential ones in a thread from a few weeks ago;

    http://forums.aat.org.uk/showthread.php?t=23123

    Don't forget that overall credit control is made up of not just your sales but of your purchases too and you should monitor cash outflows as much as the inflows.
  • Nagra
    Nagra Feels At Home Registered Posts: 28
    I did mine regarding credit control - quite similar to yours actually lol, for fraud I just wrote about a page regarding fraud and related it to purchase ledger and payroll - theres not much you can say about fraud for credit control - so just write a page or two about fraud, making sure you cover all the fraud elements

    Hope this helps
  • Tiger
    Tiger Feels At Home Registered Posts: 63
    The only thing I can think of is that if their is no one chasing up debts and recording steps taken to recover them then there is potentially a risk of fraud in that an individual could to arrange to have debt 'Vanish' and no one would be the wiser....the debt of an co conspirator perhaps?? Just because it dosn't happen you still have to think well 'what if' in respect of directors as well as staff no matter how unlikely... you just need to identify the posibilities for fraud and what steps you could take to prevent it... Hope that gives you a few ideas??

    T
  • Bluewednesday
    Bluewednesday Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,624
    How about a credit controller setting up a fake supplier account in which funds went to themselves, what safeguards could you put in to stop that happening?
  • sarahwilson
    sarahwilson Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 567
    I thought of that one for my project so I am now feeling rather smug that BlueWednesday has mentioned it because shes tres clever!!
  • Bluewednesday
    Bluewednesday Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,624
    I thought of that one for my project so I am now feeling rather smug that BlueWednesday has mentioned it because shes tres clever!!

    Or rather devious! Tres clever - I should be so lucky!!!
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