Chic Paints Ltd

Internal control and accounting systems
A guide to writing your report

Ben Scott MAAT, recently completed his report:

“ the report into perspective. You’ve studied hard to get where you
Put
are and this is now your chance to include everything you’ve learnt while
studying. Once I gave my report a structure, I realised I was easily able to
write 4,000 to 5,000 words.”

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Contents

Developing your skills through assessment

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How to get started

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Mentor for your report

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Identifying the topic

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Report writing tips

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Structure of your report

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1. Title page

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2. Contents page and report outline

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3. Terms of reference

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4. Executive summary

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5. Methodology

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6. Introduction

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7. Analysis and evaluation of current system

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8. Recommendations

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9. Cost benefit analysis

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10. Appendices

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11. Manager’s authenticity

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12. Mapping your content

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Assessment criteria for Internal control and accounting systems

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1. Understand the role of accounting within an organisation

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2. Understand the importance and use of internal control systems

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3. Evaluate the accounting system and identify areas for improvement

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4. Conduct an ethical evaluation of the accounting systems

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5. Conduct a sustainability evaluation of the accounting system

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6. Make recommendations to improve the accounting system

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Internal control and accounting systems assessment plan

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Declaration

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Developing your skills
through assessment

Your Internal control and accounting systems (ISYS) report is a great
way to show the skills and knowledge you have gained through your AAT
training. Getting started is often the hardest part – this guide will help you
plan your report and give you a basic structure to follow.

Use this guide to give you an idea of what AAT
is looking for to be competent in this unit. In addition
to this booklet, make sure you read and understand
the assessment criteria for Internal control...
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