Chapter 5

code of conduct
a statement that guides the ethical behavior of company and its employees
checking account
a bank account from which payments can be ordered by depositor
a signature or stamp on the back of a check transferring ownership
blank endorsement
an endorsement consisting only of the endorser's signature
special endorsement
an endorsement indicating a new owner of a check
restrictive endorsement
an endorsement restricting further transfer of a check's ownership
postdated check
a check with a future date on it
bank statement
a report of deposits, withdrawals, and bank balances sent to a depositor by a bank
dishonored check
a check that a bank refuses to pay
electronic funds transfer
a computerized cash payments system that transfers funds without the use of checks, currency, or other paper documents
debit card
a bank card that automatically deducts the amount of a purchase from the checking account of the cardholder
petty cash
an amount of cash kept on hand and used or making small payments
petty cash slip
a form showing proof of a petty cash payment