Optimal Accounting for Payables (CPE Course)

CPE Credit: 1 hour

Course Type: Downloaded PDF materials with online test

Price (with PDF Textbook): $10

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Course Description
The recordation and payment of accounts payable is a deeply inefficient process. Optimal Accounting for Payables shows how to enhance the basic process, as well as how to sidestep portions of it entirely. The result is a much more efficient and effective payables function. The course also notes the impact of these changes on closing the books, fraud, and the annual audit.

Author: Steven Bragg

Course Number: AC1119

Learning Objectives

  • State the reasons why a payables system needs to make prompt payments.

  • Cite the issues associated with a three-way matching system, and how they can be corrected.

  • Recognize the alternatives available for reducing the amount of payables data entry.

  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of a reverse lockbox system.

  • Describe the problems associated with the production of manual checks.

Level: Overview

Instructional Method: QAS Self-Study

NASBA Category: Accounting

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Registration Requirements: Click on "Purchase Course" near the top of this page to pay for and access the course. You will then be able to download the course as a PDF file, then take an on-line examination, and then download a certificate of completion if you pass the examination.

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AccountingTools, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

The NASBA sponsor identification number for Accountingtools, Inc. is 115881.

AccountingTools is an IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider. We are compliant with the requirements for continuing education providers (as described in sections 10.6 and 10.9 of the Department of Treasury’s Circular No. 230 and in other IRS guidance, forms, and instructions). Our IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider number is 72821.