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Accounts Payable Fraud - Ways to Detect and Prevent AP Fraud

Ray Graber is Keynote Speaker at Ijona skills. He has a deep and thorough understanding of banking, technology, and finance. His business experience includes banking technology research at Tower Group; best practices Internet policies at Fleet Boston Financial; wire transfer operations and product launches at Citibank and Bank Boston; and treasury operations for a $325 million public company. Mr. Graber was an adjunct professor at the Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College where he taught E-Banking, MBA Leadership, Corporate Finance, and Financial Management of Commercial Bank........

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Overview

The passage of Sarbanes-Oxley back in 2002 forced many companies to look deeper into internal Accounts Payable controls. They realized that is was not an easy task. Implementing internal controls takes time, money, and effort. However, if fraud or missteps are uncovered, it will be worth the investment. If not, you have the knowledge that your ship is tight.
There are several approaches you can try to tighten up your A/P operations and thereby perform an internal audit; which in itself will be fruitful for future audits and investigations. These approaches require some data gathering, procedural changes, and employee education. However, the implementation of these changes should not be a burden to you, your staff, or the company.

Why should you attend?

Internal fraud is has been around long before Sarbanes-Oxley and will be with us when we retire. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), it is estimated that 5% of all revenue is lost to occupational fraud every year. Fraud is not completely preventable but there are steps you can take to systemically prevent and detect fraud on an ongoing basis. 
This webinar will discuss several key areas to investigate, how to uncover fraud, and put a plan in place to prevent it going forward. We will cover duplicate payments where a simple quarterly scan can uncover potential issues. By identifying some strategic areas to review, you can educate your staff on what to look for and modify some applications, either internal or vendor developed, to identify potential hazards. With these two steps alone, you may be able to pinpoint leakages that otherwise may go unnoticed.
Other items discussed will be abnormal payment volumes, check /wire amounts, addresses, and the like. These steps can be taken to monitor, detect, and mitigate fraud in accounts payable.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Efficient data gathering
  • Establishing the scope and objectives
  • Assessing your risk and resources
  • Quality of policies, procedures, and limits
  • Risk assessment for specific payment types
  • Specific incidences to research
  • Management approach
  • Summary

Who can Benefit:

  • Accounts Payable Managers
  • Payments professionals
  • Operations managers
  • Cash management product and sales staff
  • Treasury managers
  • Commercial bankers
  • Corporate treasury professionals
  • Payments network providers
  • Operations Managers
  • Financial Officers
  • Risk Officers
  • Internal Auditors
  • Operational Risk Managers
  • Business Managers/Controllers
  • Account Managers
  • Credit Unions
  • Payment processors
  • Operations managers
  • Payments professionals

Webinar Id: ISFARG001

Duration: 60 mins

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