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Do bookkeepers have access to bank accounts?
Bookkeepers may have access to a company’s bank accounts as part of their job duties, but the extent of their access will depend on the specific responsibilities of their role and the policies of the company.
In general, bookkeepers are responsible for maintaining accurate financial records and tracking the company’s financial transactions. This may involve reconciling bank statements, recording deposits and withdrawals, and tracking the company’s cash flow. To do this, bookkeepers may need to access the company’s bank accounts in order to obtain bank statements and other financial information.
The extent of a bookkeeper’s access to a company’s bank accounts will depend on the specific policies of the company and the level of trust that has been established between the bookkeeper and the company. Some companies may give bookkeepers full access to their bank accounts, while others may limit access to specific transactions or information.
Overall, it is important for companies to establish clear policies and procedures regarding access to financial information and bank accounts, and to ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect the company’s financial assets.
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