A simple journal entry security fix for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Let's talk for a minute about an easy security fix in Dynamics GP.

There is something I see quite a lot when using Fastpath Assure to analyze GP companies for segregation of duties conflicts. A set of users will have rights to create an account in the chart and to create a journal entry. This is a conflict because a user could create a fictitious account and then create a journal entry to move amounts into the new account. For example, amounts could be moved from expenses into a fictitious balance sheet account to materially change the outcome of the financial statements.


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About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Microsoft MVP for Business Solutions. He is the author or coauthor of 5 books related to Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Mark also maintains the Dynamics GP focused website DynamicAccounting.net. He speaks and writes regularly about ERP related topics. Mark has been a controller and CFO for a division of a publicly traded company and he has  worked as a consultant implementing ERP solutions. Mark holds additional certifications including Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) , Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Dynamics Credentialed Professional for Dynamics GP 2015 (Core Install and Core Financials), Xero Certified. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Rollins College. Mark lives with his family in Florida.

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