Internal Controls in Accounts Payable: Step-by-Step

Duration: 90 Minutes
Well-run accounts payable operations are very cost effective. They don't get this way by cutting corners or taking shortcuts. Generally speaking, these organizations have implemented strong internal controls across the P-2-P chain. They do this by paying close attention to every last detail. This session is designed to help you achieve the very same results by walking through the process - step by step.
Internal Controls in Accounts Payable
Instructor: Candace Leuck
Product ID: 509041
Objectives of the Presentation
  • Create the “building blocks” of a strong internal control master plan
  • Identify best control practices for the entire procure-to-pay process
  • Evaluate the efficiency of your existing internal controls
  • Evaluate your own processes to identify weak controls that need tightening;
  • Fix the questionable controls so fraud and erroneous payments don't sneak through
  • Ensure that the segregation of duties regime doesn't fail
  • Introduce practices that are often overlooked but strengthen controls
  • Introduce internal control best practices
Why Should you Attend
Without strong internal controls around accounts payables, businesses are susceptible to fraud and financial losses. Duplicate and erroneous payments, audit issues and lost vendor credits all have a lethal impact on the bottom line.

Control problems can creep into the procure-to-pay at almost any point in the process. Our speaker Candace Leuck, divides the process into three parts: before the invoice shows up, the processing of the invoice and making of the payment, and the after the invoice is paid processes. Most only focus on the middle part missing a number of opportunities to strengthen controls and eliminate the problems that make a dent in the bottom line. She'll show you how to take advantage of instilling controls across the entire spectrum.

Who will Benefit
  • Accountants
  • Financial Managers
  • Managers required to co-certify
  • Financial Controllers
  • CFO's and other Company Executives
  • Anyone involved in the SOX A/P compliance process
  • Accounting and Reporting Managers
  • Auditors and staff
  • Business and Operations Managers
Topic Background
Because accounts payable is a back-office function, it doesn't always take centre stage as businesses look to grow or build competitive advantage. In fact, often accounts payable takes a back-seat to management's competing priorities.

When it comes to working capital optimization, however, increasing payables should be a core strategy. To be sure, many businesses work this strategy by extending payables as long as possible to maximize free cash flow. Unfortunately, this approach is not always the right one. In some cases, delaying payment can erode supplier goodwill, resulting in slower delivery times, less willingness to fix defects, slower responses to queries and more onerous payment terms. On the flip side, paying early can sometimes yield substantial benefits in situations where suppliers offer discounts or rebates for early payment.

To effectively identify these opportunities and determine the right course of action when facing potentially conflicting outcomes, businesses must take a more strategic approach to accounts payable. The Accounts Payable team, along with the Purchasing and/or Procurement departments, must collaborate with senior management to inject a working capital culture throughout the company. This is about more than ensuring invoices are received and processed in a timely fashion. It's about adopting a management focus that emphasizes the importance of optimizing payables and freeing up working capital to fuel growth.
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Instructor Profile:
Candace is owner of Athena Finance Group, Inc. specializing in strategic planning, distressed entity recovery, valuations, and educational programs. Athena's mission is to pursue and communicate the information clients need. This is accomplished through a cooperative working relationship. Based on solid strategy, the outcome is an expansion of the opportunities of those served.

Candace was associated with Ernst & Young in the tax and then auditing area, serving small, midsized and SEC clients during her tenure. She gained significant experience with various industries including manufacturers, automobile dealerships and securities brokers.

Upon leaving Ernst & Young, Candace pursued and obtained her Masters of Professional Accountancy from Clemson University and proceeded to her career in the educational arena, teaching at Clemson University, Furman University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She returned to Clemson in the Fall of 2006 and remained through Spring of 2012. In addition to undergraduate and graduate education, Candace has developed and taught various continuing education courses in both live format and through webcast technology.
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