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Accounts Payable Best Practices

Duration : 60 Minutes

This one-hour webinar is eligible for one (1) CPE credit.

Mary Schaeffer - Publisher & Editorial Director - AP Now,

Mary S. Schaeffer is the author of 18 business books, a monthly newsletter, and a free bi-weekly e-zine, as well as several CPE courses for CPAs. She runs AP Now, a boutique publishing and consulting firm focused on accounts payable issues. She also serves as the Education Director for the Institu Read more

The accounts payable function is changing at a dizzying pace. What worked yesterday may not work today. Given the current economy, mounting regulatory pressures, and the increased visibility and importance of the accounts payable function, best practices are something with which every professional needs to be conversant. Unfortunately, keeping up to speed these days can be like herding cats. While some best practices remain steadfast, others simply no longer work and are being replaced by new practices just now appearing.

Course Objectives:

The talk will include a discussion of the newest best practice every organization should implement to ensure crooks don't get their hands on money or sensitive information. This is one session you might want to invite your colleagues in accounting, auditing and payroll to so they implement appropriate best practices and are not bamboozled by some of the newest frauds.

The truth is that companies ignore accounts payable best practices at their peril and the impact is felt on your bottom line. It's that simple—yet some organizations continue to turn a blind eye to the leakage that occurs due to poor or inefficient process in their AP operations. Don't be one of them! 

Course Outline:

• Improve your invoice processing;
• Implement effective payment technologies;
• Comply with regulatory issues affecting the payment process;
• Avoid costly mistakes due to spoofed emails
• Create effective expense reporting policies;
• Avoid costly master vendor file practices; and
• Deter fraud (both internal and external

She will also provide “Almost Best Practices”, where applicable, recognizing constraints that sometimes prevent the use of recommended best practices. And she'll conclude by identifying practices to be avoided at all cost.

There will be plenty of time at the end of the session to ask questions. Once you've registered, send your e-mail questions in advance to and they will be included in the program. You'll also have a chance to post questions during the Webinar.

What You Get:

• Training Materials
• Live Q&A Session with our Expert
• Participation Certificate
• Access to Signup Community (Optional)
• Reward Points

Who Will Benefit:

• Controllers
• Accountants
• Finance Professionals
• Accounts Payable Professionals
• Small or medium business owners
• CFOs
• Tax Preparers
• Auditors
• Accounting managers
• Accounts payable professionals
• Internal audit
• Management
• HR

Please reach us at 1-888-844-8963 for any further assistance or if you wish to register

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