The New Accounts Payable Toolkit

Exam Questions: 80
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 494 | Content: 444, Supplemental: 50
NASBA Area of Study: Management Services
Not Acceptable for: Enrolled Agents
Version: 8000A

This course offers a comprehensive and timely new way of handling accounts payable systems and processes. It explores all aspects of the accounts payable process, from the establishment of the contract and the purchase order to the supplier validation process, invoice processing and payment, accounting, and fiscal close. You'll find best practices, tools, and internal controls that can help safeguard a company's cash and other assets, while also discovering how to implement new digital technologies in every aspect of the accounts payable process. You'll find information on new and upcoming trends in accounts payable, like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation. PLEASE NOTE: Not accepted for Enrolled Agents. All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic.

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Table of Contents
  • The New AP Department
  • Automating the AP Process
  • What is the P2P Process?
  • Transforming the P2P Process
  • Structuring the AP Organization
  • Supplier Selection and Management
  • Contract Management
  • Purchasing and Ordering
  • Receiving
  • The Supplier Master File
  • Invoice Processing
  • P-Cards
  • Travel and Entertainment
  • The Payment Process
  • Accounting, Reconciliation Processes, Self-Audit Tools, and Internal Controls
  • Customer Service
  • Reporting, Analytics, and Benchmarking
  • Supply Chain Financing (SCF)
  • Escheatment
  • Sales and Use Tax
  • Independent Contractors and the 1099 Process
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • To recall key characteristics of the segregation of duties (SoD) control
  • To recognize the characteristics of E-invoicing and supplier portals
  • To recall what business dependency modeling is typically used for
  • To identify the objectives of P2P automation
  • To recall the use for a R-A-C-I matrix
  • To recall the steps of the strategic sourcing process
  • To identify the characteristics of various types of contracts
  • To recognize the characteristics of punchout catalogs
  • To recall best practices for the warehousing process
  • To recognize the best practices associated with the supplier master file process
  • To recall the potential benefits of sending electronic invoices
  • To identify the characteristics and uses of various P-Cards
  • To recognize the elements of a travel and entertainment policy
  • To recall the final stage of the purchase order process
  • To identify examples of accrued expenses
  • To recall the reasons why managing the accounts payable process is challenging
  • To recognize the three common types of benchmarking initiatives
  • To recall the key players in driving a supply chain forecasting solution
  • To identify the origins of modern unclaimed property laws
  • To recognize various types of property that qualify as real property
  • To recall the federal income tax withholding rate on payments of U.S.-source income to non-U.S. persons
  • To identify business continuity plan best practices

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