Self-Study Course Details
Course Description

Most companies have at least a few customers who don’t pay them in a timely manner. Unfortunately, for some the problem is worse. They have many customers who don’t pay them as quickly as they’d like. While it is definitely true that some of these organizations purposely drag their feet when it comes to the timing of payments, that is not always the case. In fact, many times the delay is due to something the supplier did (or didn’t do) during the billing process. These are simply practices that could be easily rectified. This course contains the standard best practices every organization should use when trying to get paid in a timely manner as well as a look at the common mistakes that end of delaying payments. The information on these inopportune slip-ups comes from interviews with accounts payable professionals who shared their frustrations over these easily-fixable oversights. 

Learning Objectives
  • Identify common mistakes in your billing process that delay payments
  • Recognize how to create a clean billing process that produces error-free invoices
  • Learn how to build an effective strategy ensuring you have all needed information on your invoices
  • Identify practices that unintentionally cause delays in payment
  • Understand how to develop an effective strategy for creating a better relationship with the personnel at your customers who are responsible for making payments
Prerequisites
  • None
Advanced Preparation

None

Author Details
  • Mary Schaeffer
    Mary Schaeffer

    Mary S. Schaeffer is the founder of AP Now, a B2B learning and information company focused on creating business intelligence around the accounts payable and payment functions. She has written 18 business books, created a number of CPE self-study courses, customized training and online training events. Schaeffer is a frequent and popular speaker at both online and live events. Previously she held positions as an Assistant Treasurer for the Equitable Life Assurance Society, a Financial Risk Manager for O&Y and a Corporate Cash Manager for Continental Grain. She has an MBA in Finance from NYU and a BS in Mathematics from York College (CUNY).

NASBA Sponsor
  • National Registry of CPE Sponsors for the QAS self-study delivery method
    Encoursa is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: NASBAregistry.org.

$15.00

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