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SOURCE DOCUMENTS ISSUED
RECEIPTS AND DEPOSIT SLIPS
  
All cash receipts that are deposited or received into the bank account, which will increase the bank balance, are entered into the cash receipts journal. Should the bank account be in an overdraft, where money is owed to the bank, deposits may decrease the overdrawn bank balance.

Cash transactions may be defined as all monies that is received in bank notes and coins, cheques, credit cards, money orders, bank transfers, etc. The basic source documents are a receipt or deposit slip. You may find that there may be no deposit slips for money paid directly into the bank account by customers or third parties or for bank transfers.

When receiving money, the first thing to do is to issue a receipt and hand it to the customer or party from which the money is received. If a cash register is used, the till slip is the receipt for the customer. At the end of the day the float and the total sales should be reconciled. All the cash must then be regularly deposited into the bank account.

 

There are several considerations that have to be taken into account to decide when moneys received can be deposited. The ideal is to deposit on a daily basis. Some of the issues are the following:
  • Cash flow if there are sufficient money in the bank account at the bank to honour the payments and debit orders.

  • Cheque receipts from certain customers may be returned as dishonoured, since they may have no money in their bank account when you decide to bank money or for some other reasons.

  • Safety precautions in place.

  • Any other considerations to meet your requirements.
Deposit slips may be obtained at the bank counter. The bank may issue a pre-printed deposit slip with the business details, account number and deposit number on it. Deposit slips are normally filled in duplicate or triplicate and handed to the cashier. The bank teller will count the cash and cheques, etc., enter the bank stamp and tear out the original and hand one copy back. In the case of a deposit book, the book with the book copy will be handed back.

The basic information that must be entered on a receipt, is the following:
  • Date of the receipt

  • Received from whom

  • Amount in words and in figures

  • For what the money is received

  • Additional information that may be required, is the payment method, whether by cash or cheque, etc. and the amount for discount allowed if any.
The name of your business. Receipt number. Date of the receipt. The name of the business or person from whom the moneys is received. Amount in words. Nature of the receipt. Amount in figures. The method of payment - (cash, cheque, etc.). Enter any discount allowed. Signature of the person receiving the moneys.

The basic information that must be entered on a deposit, is the following:
  • Date of the deposit

  • The business name and bank account number (if not already pre-printed).

  • The total amount in figures for the cash, money orders, etc.

  • The name of the drawer, bank and branch as well as the amount. (Each cheque should be individually listed).

  • The total amount of the deposit, including the cash, postal orders and cheques.
The name of the bank or financial institution. Name of the source document. Date of the deposit. Enter the name of your business. It should be the same as the name of the account at the bank. Enter your account number. Bank stamp - This is proof that the bank received the moneys on this deposit slip. Enter the cash for this deposit slip. Enter the details of the cheques received. This is important in the case of unpaid cheques (dishonoured cheques). The total of cash and cheques for this deposit slip. Signature of the person who has completed the deposit slip. Enter a reference number or other reference.

The name of your business. Receipt number. Date of the receipt. The name of the business or person from whom the moneys is received. Amount in words. Nature of the receipt. Amount in figures. The method of payment - (cash, cheque, etc.). Enter any discount allowed. Signature of the person receiving the moneys. The name of your business. Receipt number. Date of the receipt. The name of the business or person from whom the moneys is received. Amount in words. Nature of the receipt. Amount in figures. The method of payment - (cash, cheque, etc.). Enter any discount allowed. Signature of the person receiving the moneys.

The name of the bank or financial institution. Name of the source document. Date of the deposit. Enter the name of your business. It should be the same as the name of the account at the bank. Enter your account number. Bank stamp - This is proof that the bank received the moneys on this deposit slip. Enter the cash for this deposit slip. Enter the details of the cheques received. This is important in the case of unpaid cheques (dishonoured cheques). The total of cash and cheques for this deposit slip. Signature of the person who has completed the deposit slip. Enter a reference number or other reference.


It is important that no cash received is used to make payments. If the internal control over the cash received is unsatisfactory, it could be a nightmare to reconcile and find any cash that has disappeared. To use cash for payments, the petty cash can be used to make cash payments.

It is a good idea to note the range of the receipt numbers issued and the total amount of the cash as well as the total amount of cheques deposited at the back of the deposit slip. This may be helpful for internal control to establish whether all cash and cheques are deposited regularly.