While auditing a labor union client, we encountered difficulties with reconciling the numerous categories of dues revenue during analytical testing. The client’s process for classifying revenue receipts and allocating the correct amounts from various income streams required time-consuming calculations each week by the client and was subject to human error. The client’s office manager was spending between 20-25 hours a month performing all of the manual calculations needed to allocate the dues categories based on the manner she received the deposit data from their third-party administrator.
The Anders team was able to develop a process to automatically calculate the various income allocations and populate a journal entry each week. The new revenue allocation process cut the client’s time from 20+ hours per month to 1-2 hours at maximum and will make future audits more efficient.All Insights