Self-Study Course Details
Course Description

When it comes to fraud prevention, strong internal controls are front and center. They provide the very groundwork for fraud deterrence and prevention. And, they are an integral part of every effective accounts payable function. What is surprising is that even though most organizations know what these practices are, they often choose to take shortcuts and ignore some of them. What’s more, they don’t stay constant, unfortunately. So this means that internal controls need to be reviewed on a periodic basis.

In this course, industry expert Mary Schaeffer will take a look at established internal control best practices that are frequently ignored, some new best control practices as well as control practices that relate to the master vendor file. 

Learning Objectives
  • Identify new control practices that will help stop fraud in accounts payable
  • Recognize problems likely to occur if strong control practices in AP are ignored
  • Understand problems created by new types of fraud focused on the master vendor file
  • Recognize internal control practices for the master vendor file every firm should use to deter fraud
  • Learn why poor controls make fraud more likely
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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