For this portion of the exam, you are to document a business process of your choosing usin
For this portion of the exam, you are to document a business process of your choosing using the narrative form of syntax, as well as identify potential threats and controls in the documented process. You are free to document any business process that you choose, but you must be able to write your narrative or documentation based on at least some first-hand knowledge or experience with the business process. For example, you may choose to document a portion of the revenue cycle for a local restaurant (e.g., sales order collection, processing and delivering the order, billing the customer, and cash collection). For this particular business process, you may not be able to observe everything that occurs throughout these activities (e.g., the cooks processing the order and cooking the food). If necessary, you may “fill-in-the-blanks” of the narrative for the activities that you cannot directly observe, but be sure to identify these assumed activities in your narrative. Note that these assumed activities should not comprise a significant portion of your final narrative.
The completed business narrative should follow these guidelines and include these specific items:
- The entire narrative should be no more than two pages long (i.e., be clear & concise);
- Using Microsoft Word;
- Single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, 1” margins all around the page;
- Identify the name of the business and the business cycle that you are documenting;
- Do not identify specific employee names, but you must identify their titles/position when appropriate.
- Make sure that you explicitly identify the 4 activities of the business cycle in your narrative.
- For an example of how to write a business narrative, you can refer to the Chapter 13 - Boots & Bits example included in Canvas.
Once your narrative is complete, you must identify two potential or observed threats contained within the business process you described. Tie these threats to the listings provided within the textbook. Additionally, for each of these threats, document at least one control procedure that you observed or that would address the threat you identified.