Paperwork is a necessary evil. Without it, accurate bookkeeping becomes difficult, and costly errors can occur. For this reason, you should require all your employees to fill out a check request form before disbursing any monies. Filling out a check request form that details the purpose of the check and the amount requested is not only good record keeping, but also offers you a control measure to ensure that company cash is being used wisely and honestly.
The check request form found here will help you do this, as well as help you and your employees streamline the process of disbursing checks. You can have your employees fill it out electronically and e-mail it to accounting, or have them print it out and pass it along physically.
Note: This download is useful for new business owners and those owners handling their own bookkeeping.
File description: This file contains a Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 spreadsheet. To use this file, you must have Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 or higher.