CROSS-FOOTING Definition

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CROSS-FOOTING is the addition of columns of figures in different ways to check the accuracy of the totals, e.g. vertically and horizontally deriving the same total in a spreadsheet.

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RECOURSE, in finance, is the right to demand payment from the maker or endorser of a negotiable instrument (as a check). See RECOURSE NOTE.

INPUT CONTROLS are computer controls designed to provide reasonable assurance that transactions are properly authorized before processed by the computer, accurately converted to machine readable form and recorded in the computer, that data files and transactions are not lost, added, duplicated or improperly changed, and that incorrect transactions are rejected, corrected and, if necessary, resubmitted on a timely basis.

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