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Trimester T1 2019
Unit Code HI5019
Unit Title Strategic Information Systems for Business and Enterprise
Assessment Type Individual assignment
Assessment Title Case Study – Bell Studio
Purpose of the
assessment (with ULO Mapping) Students are required to:
· Describe the various transaction cycles, financial reporting, management reporting systems and e-commerce. (ULO 2)
· Understand the risks inherent in computer-based systems/ERP, including e
commerce, the role of ethics and the various internal control processes that need to be in place. (ULO 4)
· Appreciate the opportunities for computer fraud and the security measures in electronic commerce that need to be taken to overcome this. (ULO 5)
Weight 20% of the total assessments
Total Marks 20
Word limit Not more than 2,500 words
Due Date Week 6, Friday 5:00 pm (AEST)
Submission Guidelines · All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
· The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers.
· Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.

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Assignment Specifications
Background
You are recently employed as a business analyst at Bell Studio, an Adelaide-based wholesaler of art supplies. Bell Studio sources its inventories from manufacturers in Australia, China, Japan and New Zealand. The company has a centralised accounting system with networked terminals at different locations. Bell Studio’s expenditure cycle procedures are described as follow:
Purchases System
The process begins when the purchasing clerk checks the inventory subsidiary ledger at his/her computer terminal each morning. When the quantity of an item is deemed to be too low, the clerk selects a vendor from the valid vendor file and prepares a digital purchase order. The clerk prints two hard copies: one copy is sent to the vendor, and the other is filed in the purchasing department. Digital purchase order record is added to the purchase order file.
When the goods arrive in the receiving department, the receiving clerk inspects them and reconciles the items against the information in the digital purchase order and the packing slip. The clerk then manually prepares two hard copies of the receiving reports. One of these accompanies the goods to the inventory warehouse, where the clerks shelves the goods and updates the inventory subsidiary ledger from his/her computer terminal. The clerk then files the receiving report in the department. The other copy of the receiving report is sent to the accounts payable department, where the accounts payable clerk files it until the supplier’s invoice arrives. When the accounts payable clerk receives the invoice he pull the receiving report from the temporary file, prints a hard copy of the digital purchase order, and reconciles the three documents. At this time, the clerk updates the digital accounts payable subsidiary ledger, the accounts payable control account and the inventory control account in the general ledger from his terminal. The clerk then sends the invoice, receiving report, and the purchase order copy to the cash disbursement department.
Cash Disbursements System
Upon the receipt of the documents from the accounts payable department, the cash disbursements clerk files the documents until their payment due date. On the due date, the clerk prepares a cheque for the invoiced account, when is sent to the treasurer who sign it and mail the cheque to the vendor.
The cash disbursements clerk then updates the cheque register, accounts payable subsidiary ledger, and the accounts payable control account from his/her computer terminal. Finally, the receiving clerk files the invoice, purchase order copy, receiving report, and cheque copy in the department.
Payroll System
Bell Studio’s employees record their hours worked on time cards every day. Their supervisors review the time cards for correctness and submit them to the payroll department at the end of each week. Using a computer terminal connected to the central payroll system, which is located in the data processing department, the payroll clerk inputs the time card data, prints hard copies of the pay cheques, print two copies of the payroll register, and posts to digital employee records. The payroll clerk files the time cards in the payroll department and sends the employee pay cheques to the various supervisors for review and distribution to their respective department employees. The payroll clerk then sends one copy of the payroll register to the accounts payable department, and files the other with the time cards in the payroll department.

Page 3 of 5 The accounts payable clerk reviews the payroll register and manually prepares a disbursement voucher. The clerk sends the voucher and the payroll register to the general ledger department. The accounts payable clerk then writes a cheque for the entire payroll and deposits it in the imprest account at the bank. Finally the clerk files a copy of the cheque in the accounts payable department.
Once the general ledger clerk receives the voucher and payroll register, the clerk posts to the general ledger from the department computer terminal and files the voucher and payroll register in the department.
Required
Prepare a report to Chief Operating Officer to evaluate the processes, risks and internal controls for its expenditure cycle. In your report, you need to include the following items:
· Data flow diagram of purchases and cash disbursements systems
· Data flow diagram of payroll system
· System flowchart of purchases system
· System flowchart of cash disbursements system
· System flowchart of payroll system
· Description of internal control weakness in each system and risks associated with the identified weakness
Assignment Structure
The report should include the following components:
· Assignment cover page clearly stating your name and student number
· A table of contents, executive summary
· A brief introduction or overview of what the report is about.
· Body of the report with sections to answer the above issues and with appropriate section headings
· Conclusion
· List of references
The report should be grounded on relevant literature and all references must be properly cited and included in the reference list.
Marking criteria
Marking criteria Weighting
Data flow diagram of purchases and cash disbursements systems 2%
Data flow diagram of payroll system 2%
System flowchart of purchases system 2%
System flowchart of cash disbursements system 2%
System flowchart of payroll system 2%
Description of internal control weakness in each system and risks associated with the identified weakness 6%
Presentation 2%
Research quality 2%
TOTAL Weight 20%

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Marking Rubric
Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
Data flow diagram of purchases and cash disbursements systems
/2 Present a data flow diagram that correctly depict the whole purchases and cash disbursement systems. Present a data flow diagram that correctly depict the whole purchases and cash disbursement systems with minor errors. Present a data flow diagram that depict the purchases and cash disbursement systems with some errors and/or omission. Present a data flow diagram that depict the purchases and cash disbursement systems with errors and/or omissions throughout the diagram. Present a data flow diagram that does not properly represent the purchases and cash disbursement systems.
Data flow diagram of payroll system
/2 Present a data flow diagram that correctly depict the whole payroll system. Present a data flow diagram that correctly depict the whole payroll system with minor errors. Present a data flow diagram that depict the payroll system with some errors and/or omissions. Present a data flow diagram that depict the payroll system with errors and/or omissions throughout the diagram. Present a data flow diagram that does not properly represent the payroll system.
System flowchart of purchases system
/2 Present a system flowchart that correctly depict the whole purchases system. Present a system flowchart that correctly depict the whole purchases system with minor errors. Present a system flowchart that depict the purchases system with some errors and/or omissions. Present a system flowchart that depict the purchases system with errors and/or omissions throughout the diagram. Present a system flowchart that does not properly represent the purchases system.
System flowchart of cash disbursements system
/2 Present a system flowchart that correctly depict the whole cash disbursements system. Present a system flowchart that correctly depict the whole cash disbursements system with minor errors. Present a system flowchart that depict the cash disbursements system with some errors and/or omissions. Present a system flowchart that depict the cash disbursements system with errors and/or omissions throughout the diagram. Present a system flowchart that does not properly represent the cash disbursements system.
System
flowchart of payroll system
/2 Present a system flowchart that correctly depict the whole payroll system. Present a system flowchart that correctly depict the whole payroll system with minor errors. Present a system flowchart that depict the payroll system with some errors and/or omissions. Present a system flowchart that depict the payroll system with errors and/or omissions throughout the diagram. Present a system flowchart that does not properly represent the payroll system.

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Description of internal control weakness in each system and risks associated with the identified weakness Present an excellent discussion of internal control weakness in each system and risks associated with the identified Present a very good discussion of internal control weakness in each system and risks associated with the identified Present a good discussion of internal control weakness in each system and risks associated with the identified weakness with Present a reasonable discussion of internal control weakness in each system and risks associated with the identified Present a weak or inadequate discussion of internal control weakness in each system and risks associated with the identified
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