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Basic accounting process maps

I have a new client who needs a total overhaul of her accounting system.  I want to use process maps to demonstrate what her accounting processes look like today and what they should look like.  I can create the maps of her current processes, aka the "as is" maps, but am hoping someone has already created maps of the ideal processes including A/R, A/P, cash management, financial reporting.   I can do it but really don't want to reinvent the wheel if someone already has.  Please let me know if you know where I might be able to find such process maps.   Thank you.

Dave Casebere   dcasebereatb2bcfo [dot] com

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dan feely
Title: President
Company: TSI-Transforming Solutions, Inc.
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Hi Dave - you might be able to find some generic, somewhat high level Future State maps, but in our experience, to do it right, they should be created with sound process and accounting fundamentals that leverage good Fin/Accting SW.

In addition, the analytical process to develop these maps is as valuable as the maps themselves.

Cheers – Dan

Kelvin Arcelay
Title: SVP Security and Risk Management
Company: Private Company
(SVP Security and Risk Management, Private Company) |

David,

Under the total overhaul of her accounting system umbrella, it is best to map what your client is doing to present the "As-Is" and be able to justify the "To-Be". Having said this if you still wish to have a generic baseline, your best bet is an accounting academic book. These type of book tend to have the base processes you are looking for.

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