INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM Definition

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INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM is a formalized system intended to provide reasonable assurance that the objectives of a program as a whole are met, e.g. financial control, quality control or process control.

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CONTROL RISK is the risk that material error in a balance or transaction class will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis by internal controls.

MINIMUM PAYMENT is the minimum amount that you must pay, e.g. usually monthly on a home equity loan or line of credit. In some payment agreements the minimum payment may be "interest only" (simple interest). In other loan agreements, the minimum payment may include principal and interest (amortized).

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