Control activities mitigate the risks identified and ensure accurate and reliable financial reporting as well as process efficiency.
Control activities include both general and detailed controls aimed at preventing, detecting and correcting errors and irregularities. In the ECS, the following types of controls are implemented, documented and tested:
|Process||Risk assessed||Control activity|
|Closing Routine||Risk of incorrect financial reporting.||Reconciliation between general ledger and accounts receivable sub-ledger is performed, documented and approved.|
|Manage IT||Risk of unauthorized/incorrect changes in the IT environment.||All changes in the IT environment are authorized, tested, verified and finally approved.|
|Order to Cash||Risk of not receiving payment from customers in due time.||Customers’ payments are monitored and outstanding payments are followed up.|
|Order to Cash||Risk of incurring bad debt.||Application automatically blocks sales orders/deliveries when the credit limit is exceeded.|