Physical Inventory - Introduction to Inventory Control Methods (KLplus CPE Course)

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Learning Effective Inventory Control Methods for Manufacturing and Retail

This course will give you a fundamental understanding of the inventory control methodologies to use when working with or auditing clients in the manufacturing or retail industries.​

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Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recall definitions of key manufacturing and accounting terms used to describe inventory movement transactions
  • Identify the accounting impacts of inventory transactions
  • Identify attributes of cycle count approaches
  • Identify the steps of a reconciliation and differentiate it from a roll-forward
  • Identify the benefits, drawbacks, and risks of count selection methods and the cycle count process
  • Identify the documents that accompany common planning and movement transactions and when to record movement transactions

Estimated Course Duration: 82 minutes (1.5 CPE)

Delivery Method: Online Self-Study

Field of Study: Auditing

Program Level: Basic

Advance Preparation/Prerequisites: None


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