You oversee the $250 petty cash for your company. When an employee needs a special item that is not in inventory, you take money from petty cash to purchase that item.
One day, you are short on cash for lunch. You decide to borrow $10 each day for the next 3 days until payday for a total of $30 from petty cash. After payday, you do not have enough to repay petty cash, so you decide to record a cash short/over expense of $30.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
- Since this is the first time you have ever done this, is this a problem?
- If so, what steps should be taken to fix this problem? If not, why not?