Self-Study
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Overview
Accounting
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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 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.



Instructor

Mary S. Schaeffer, MBA

Mary S. Schaeffer, MBA, has the inimitable ability to find accounts-payable-related solutions that really work—without making a major dent in the bottom line. Armed with a degree in math and a graduate degree in finance, she takes a “roll up your sleeves and dig into the details” approach to finding solutions to those problems that cause migraines for CFOs, controllers, and managers.

Fifteen years spent researching and writing about payment issues gives Mary a unique vantage point. Combine that with an almost equal amount of time spent in the corporate trenches of several large finance and treasury departments, and you’ll understand why she’s become known as America’s leading accounts payable expert.

A wide variety of institutions have taken advantage of her unique expertise: John Wiley & Sons has published over a dozen of her books; CRYSTALLUS, Inc. relies on her know-how to direct its professional publication, training, and consulting business; and the Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) turned to her to serve as its editor-in-chief, steering cutting-edge commentary into its Financial Ops magazine. She also developed the IFO’s Innovating Accounts Payable certificate program.

Mary shares her expertise in a variety of venues, giving 1-day seminars, as a guest speaker at regional and national events, and online in 25–30 webinars each year. For Western CPE, she produces self-study courses and webcasts.

She has a BS in mathematics from York College (CUNY) and an MBA in finance from New York University.



Course Specifics

Accounting
Jul 30, 2019
None
SS1193490
22
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Compliance Information

103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

§Identify new control practices that will help stop fraud in accounts payable.

§Pinpoint problems likely to occur if strong control practices in AP are ignored.

§Delineate problems created by new types of fraud focused on the master vendor file.

§Reveal internal control practices for the master vendor file every firm should use to deter fraud.

§Show how poor controls make fraud more likely. 



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Our self-study materials are authored by top-quality, industry experts. You’ll receive a bound notebook of all the course materials, shipped to you within one business day. In addition, you’ll also have full online access. Each self-study package includes a robust collection of learning and reference materials to help you cover the information efficiently and put it into practice immediately.

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