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                                                                                                                          Internal Audit Group
C. Audit Tools – Standard Flow Chart Symbols                                                                                    200 Flowcharting Standard




     Symbol                                                                         Meaning
                        Terminal Block (Oblong) - Shows the beginning and the end of the process.



                        Process Block – Shows actions in the process. An operation is performed whenever some change in an item/service occurs.



                        Decision Point – Shows a point in the process where a decision is made that leads to different processing steps.




                        Document-Shows a document introduced into the process or created by the process. The flowchart should show the disposition of all
                        documents.




                        On-Page Connector – Continues the flow on the same page. On-page connectors are defined with an alpha character starting with
                        A.
         A

                        Off-Page Connector – Continues the flow to another page. Off-page connectors are defined with an alpha character and the
       C-4/2            reference to the page to which the flow is going, or the page from which the flow has come, depending on the nature of the connector.
        A



                        Direction of Flow – Denotes the direction and order of the process steps.
                                                                                                                                Church Educational System
                                                                                                                                     Internal Audit Group
C. Audit Tools – Standard Flow Chart Symbols                                                                                               200 Flowcharting Standard

                                    Electronic Connection/Flow - Denotes flow of data from an activity to an electronic database or system.



                                    Off-line Storage-Denotes a storage location, generally for hard-copy documents, such as a filing cabinet. It may also be used to
                                    represent a temporary storage such as a drawer or even a clipboard.



                                    Annotation – Used to add additional notes to the flowchart and reference the notes to a symbol on the flowchart.
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                                    Unit Separator – Use to separate units or individuals performing tasks.




                                    System – Represents a computer system. Generally this symbol is used to denote a manual interface with an automated system,
                                    typically an application.




                                    Note Symbol – The note number symbol references notes in the left-hand margin of the flowchart.

         1
                                                                                                                  Church Educational System
                                                                                                                       Internal Audit Group
C. Audit Tools – Standard Flow Chart Symbols                                                                            200 Flowcharting Standard

                        Product Symbol – This symbol denotes physical product entering the process.

    Product




                        Hyperlink Symbol – This symbol indicates a hyperlink to another file, document, website, etc.