Accounting Processing Best Practices

Best Practices for Accounts Payable: Invoice Handling

Course Overview
Best practices for the invoice handling function are critical for those organizations concerned about their profitability. Poor practices result in excess cost, duplicate payments, increased processing expenses, fraud, and frayed vendor relationships. This course presents information the professional can use to identify best practice problems. Industry expert Mary S. Schaeffer explains the invoice issues. She then reveals the best practices for a myriad of these problems, as well as identifying almost best practices for those cases where it is not possible to use the best practice and the worst practices which are likely to cause trouble.



Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, the course participant should be able to:

  • Identify effective invoice receipt practices
  • Determine effective data entry rules for invoice processors
  • Recognize best practice invoice handling routines
  • Define effective practices when short-paying invoices
  • Identify the process for managing discrepant invoices

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    Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

    None

    Speakers / Authors:

    Mary S. Schaeffer is editorial director of CRYSTALLUS, Inc., which publishes the Accounts Payable Now & Tomorrow newsletter and the e-zine e-AP news. After working in the finance and treasury departments of several large companies for 15 years, she turned to writing and consulting full time. She is the author of 17 business books, including 101 Best Practices for Accounts Payable, is a nationally recognized accounts payable expert and consultant and a frequent speaker at seminars, conferences and online events. She is the creator of the Institute of Financial Operations Accounts Payable Innovation Certificate program and several self-study courses for CPAs. Mary Schaeffer has a B.S. in Math from York College and a M.B.A. in Finance from New York University. She is a member of the Authors Guild and the New York Financial Writers' Association.

    Software & Hardware Requirements:

    • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
    • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
    • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
    • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
    • Ram: 256 MB minimum
    • Sound card with speakers/headphones
    • Windows or Mac OS

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    Price (USD)

    Standard Rate: $24.95

    Details

    Course Code : 99SCH12-tx

    Release Date : 02/28/2018
    Expire Date : 02/28/2020
    Credits :
    CPE 1.00
    QAS 1.00

    Length : 50min
    Course Level : Overview
    Course Type : Self-Study
    Passing Grade : 70%
    Format Type : eLearning
    Mobile Compatible
    Field Of Study : Accounting

    Theme : Accounting Processing Best Practices

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