Business Accounting Policy Manual

Business Accounting Policy Manual

Grab this free sample business accounting policy manual for your small business.  This 22 page business policy manual for accounting is a sample of accounting policy and procedures that your small business can download and print to use as a guide to create your own business financial manual.

What is an Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual?

A manual that includes high level policies and procedures to ensure that the financial activity is recorded accurately and consistently across organizations, so that goverment-wide financial statements will comply with comply with authoritative Governmental Accounting Standards Board and legislative standards.

Organizations create accounting policy and procedures to stress the importance of protecting their financial assets. When your organization has so many hands overseeing accounts payable and receivable, it’s easy to get the money lost in the shuffle if employees or volunteers don’t have guidelines for handling it, even in the simplest tasks. Due to the high penalties for failing to maintain careful financial records, most organizations rely on direct accounting procedures to make sure they have consistent compliance with reporting regulations.

When writing the manual’s introduction state policy objectives. For example,”The [Company Name]’s purpose in writing this Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual is to guarantee the protection of assets and compliance with standard accounting principles. All of the [Company Name]’s accounting staff must follow these policies and procedures.”

Another tip for your manual would be to make sure to identify and list your accounting staff by their title and name. Also, list and summarize each employee’s individual duties.

The policy manual below of accounting policy and procedures includes these table of contents:

  • Introduction
  • Division of Duties
  • Cash Receipts Procedures
  • Cash Disbursements Procedures
  • Reconciliations
  • Petty Cash Fund
  • Purchases
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Payroll
  • Financial Reporting
  • Grant Compliance
  • Fiscal Policy Statements
  • Annual Meeting Checklist
  • Computer System Backup Procedures

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Business Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual (PDF) Business Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual (WORD)