‘Retail Operations’ Posts

 

WHAT??!! ANOTHER multiple-victim embezzler?

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I have an earlier post promoting criminal background checks for employees who have access to cash and accounting records. Here is just one more example of a company being penny wise and pound foolish. They saved a few bucks by not performing a criminal background check on a bookkeeper with, I’m going to guess, pretty […]

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Fear and Loathing on the Audit Trail

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I spend a reasonable amount of time thinking about why management disasters occur and what might have been done to prevent them. Preventing a disaster is much less expensive in every way, especially the human toll, than cleaning up a disaster. When I worked for the supermarket company, We were among the top well managed […]

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Employee Relations – I think this is an aspect of internal controls

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Me being a left-brain, analytical sort of person, the touchy-feely world of the human resources world seemed odd and uncomfortable to me early in my career. But fortunately, I tried to pay attention and also received some quality formal training in supervisory skills along the way. How you treat people, employees, coworkers, vendors and customers, […]

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Performing Cost Recovery Audits, Adding Value and Having Fun

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As any kind of employee anywhere, it is always a good idea to keep track yourself of just exactly what value you add to your company or organization. This doesn’t have to be translated into dollars, although dollars are a common currency of relative value. For any type of nonprofit organization, the worth could be […]

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