Accounts Payable Training Course

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus
Coronavirus
Coronavirus

April 2, 2020

The governor of Ohio announced yesterday his stay at home order will not be lifted April 4th but will remain in effect indefinitely.

All public classes will be held online in our virtual classroom to protect the health of our students, faculty, and staff until the stay at home order is lifted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Students scheduled for a public class will receive login instructions from their instructor.

If you do not want to attend a virtual class, you can reschedule your class for a later date by contacting customer service by email at info@academyofbusinesstraining.com or by phone at 888-632-2093.

All of our classes will remain available online until the Coronavirus threat subsides. Through the virtual classroom, you can take any of our courses from the safety of your home, office, or anywhere you have internet access.

A virtual classroom is an online event, and through your computer, you can hear the presentation (like a conference call) and see what the instructor is showing the class. You will be able to see the instructor, ask questions, and join in on discussions just like you would if attending in person.

Mark Fleming        
Executive Director

IMPROVE YOUR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SKILLS NOW

    • In the Accounts Payable Training Course, you will learn industry best practices for collecting and processing invoices and making payments to vendors, customers, and other third-party companies.
    • Four ways to learn: public class, webinarself-study, or on-site training.
    • Learn from a professional with 30+ years of business experience.
    • Public class and webinar limited to four students for maximum learning.
    • Certificate issued upon completion.
    • Cost: Two day class $1399.00.  Available discounts.
    • Public Class and Webinar Schedule located in right column.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TRAINING COURSE DESCRIPTION

In Module One you will be introduced to the management of Accounts Payable (AP). We start by taking a look at the role Accounts Payable plays in a company’s overall financial strategy. We then review the different payment systems available to Accounts Payable, and discuss the role of best practices. The Policies and Procedures Manual (PPM), the core AP document, and the controls that need to be in place to protect this valuable asset of the company are examined in depth.

In Module Two you will learn about the Master Vendor File, a critical part of the internal controls needed to prevent payment fraud.

In Module Three you will learn about AP processes to include payroll, invoices, and bank reconciliation. 

In Module Four we discuss payments, including payment strategy, vendors, independent contractors, utilities, scholarships and fellowships, IRS Forms 1099 and 1096, IRS Notice CP–2100A/B, backup withholding, duplicate payments, and payment portals.

In Module Five you will learn about payment methods for cash, checks, remotely created checks, direct debits, EFT’s/ACH, wires, payment cards (P–Cards), and the Electronic Federal Taxes Payment System (EFTPS).

In Module Six the topic is fraud prevention to include payment fraud and Business Email Compromise (BEC).

In Module Seven you will learn about non-resident alien tax compliance.

In Module Eight you will learn best practices for travel and entertainment expenses.

In Module Nine we discuss regulatory compliance to include W-9s and W-8s, escheat (unclaimed property), sales and use tax, Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

To complete the class you will learn about customer service in Module Eleven for both internal customers and vendors.

One of the goals of this class is to make your accounts payable department a totally paperless operation. 

Each Student Receives:

  • student manual or textbook for use during and after the class.
  • Instruction from an experienced business professional (minimum of 30 years) with at least five years in a corporate senior management position (CEO, President, COO, Vice President, CFO).
  • Real life exercises to support training materials.
  • Individual attention (classes are limited to four students).
  • Personalized Certificate of Completion

Overwhelmed and don’t know where to start?

If you are experiencing problems with any of the following, we can help:

  • unprecedented growth
  • supply chain issues
  • cash management issues
  • introduction of new technologies
  • development of a company mission statement or S&OP
  • poor customer service
  • poor internal training development
  • declining or stagnant sales
  • high employee turn-over
  • no accountability for managers

Our account managers can work with you to improve the performance of your workforce in two ways:

  1. Our account managers can help you put together a comprehensive employee training program proven to be one of the best returns on investment there is.
  2. A business consultant to provide expert advice in a particular area such as management and leadership, accountancy, human resources, customer service, finance, or supply chain management. 

Start to improve your bottom line today by contacting your account manager by email at info@academyofbusinesstraining.com or call us 24/7 888-632-2093.

Business Email Compromise

Social media platforms may have taken over as the most prevalent mode of communication, but email continues to be the preferred tool for business communication. Research conducted by The Radicati Group, a technology market research firm, predicts this love affair with email will result in explosive growth reaching 319.6 billion emails received and sent each day by 2021. It’s no wonder the piercing eyes of the cybercriminal have fixated on ways to compromise one of the essential business communication tools.

What is Business Email Compromise (BEC)?
Spearphishing on steroids is how law enforcement officials like to think of BEC. Sometimes called man-in-the-middle attack or whaling its purpose is to deceive an organization’s personnel, primarily accounts payable, into handing over vast sums of money.

Between October 2013 and December 2016, the FBI discovered there was over $5.3 billion lost to BEC scams globally. 

Learn more…

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TRAINING COURSE CLASS OUTLINE

Module One: Management of Accounts Payable (A/P)

The Big Picture

Payment Systems

Best Practices

Policies and Procedures Manual

Controls

Module Two: Master Vendor File

Module Three: AP Processes

Payroll

Invoices

Bank Reconciliation

Module Four: Payments

Strategy

Vendors

Independent Contractors

Utilities

Scholarships and Fellowships

Forms 1099 and 1096

IRS Notice CP-2100A/B

Back-up Withholding

Duplicate Payments

Payment Portals

Module Five: Payment Methods

Cash

Checks

Remotely Created Checks

Direct Debits

EFTs/ACH

Wires

Payment Cards (P-Cards)

EFTPS

Module Six: Fraud Prevention

Module Seven: Nonresident Alien Tax Compliance

Module Eight: Travel and Entertainment

Module Nine: Regulatory Compliance

W-9 and W-8

Escheat (Unclaimed Property)

Sales and Use Tax

Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC)

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

Module Ten: Technology

General

Excel

Evaluated Receipt Settlement

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Application Program Interface (API)

Module Eleven: Customer Service

Internal Customers

Vendors

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TRAINING COURSE CPE CREDITS DISCLOSURE

Recommended CPE credit: 16
Recommended field of study: Accounting
Program level: Intermediate.
Advance preparation: None
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WHAT ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TRAINING COURSE STUDENTS ARE SAYING...​​​​​

Ten Most Recent Student Evaluations:

The training is not rushed and is explained until we understood it.
A. E.
Company: HFI, LLC

Instructor was able to answer all my questions.
D. M.
Company: HFI, LLC

Instructor is quite knowledgable on the aspect of accounts payable and industry best practices.
A. M.
Company: The University of the West Indies, Open Campus

On the exercises, more true/false and multiple choice would be preferred.
M. H.
Company: Cepheid


Asking what the “student” would like to obtain/learn prior to the course helps the instructor to know what to cover, so the instructor did a great job with that!
S. B.
Company: Nascentia Health

Instructor asked challenging questions.
S. J.
Company: Ibxco

Very helpful and informative.
A. D. C.
Company: College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba

Good knowledge and good material to take home.
E.J.
Company: Community Action Partnership, Lancaster and Saunders Counties

Instructor covered everything.
M. A.
Company: Sugar Creek Packing

I would recommend this class.
B. D.
Company: Goodwill Columbus

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TRAINING COURSE PUBLIC CLASS AND WEBINAR SCHEDULE

Monday and Tuesday, March 9 – 10, 2020 Full
Monday and Tuesday, April 13 – 14, 2020
Monday and Tuesday, May 11 – 13, 2020 Full
Monday and Tuesday, June 8 – 9, 2020
Monday and Tuesday, July 13 – 14, 2020
Monday and Tuesday, August 10 – 11, 2020
Monday and Tuesday, September 21 – 22, 2020
Monday and Tuesday, October 12 – 13, 2020
Monday and Tuesday, November 9 – 10, 2020
Monday and Tuesday, December 7 – 8, 2020

Scheduled dates don’t work for you? Schedule your own start date (subject to availability).  Contact customer service to check date availability at info@academyofbusinesstraining.com.

Registration

Registering another Person

If you want to register for another person, click on the registration link and enter your information in the Billing Information section, uncheck the Student Information same as Billing Information box at the bottom of the form, then enter your student information.  If you experience any difficulty with online checkout, please call customer service 24/7 at 888-632-2093.

Registering by Purchase Order

If you need to register using a purchase order, email a copy to info@academyofbusinesstraining.com (be sure to list class name, class date, student name, student address, student phone number, and student email address).

To Register by Phone

To pay by credit or debit card using customer service 24/7 call 888-632-2093 .