Fraud in Accounts Payable: How to Prevent It

Fraud in Accounts Payable: How to Prevent It

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by Mary S. Schaeffer
     
 

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Praise for Fraud in Accounts Payable

"Fraud in Accounts Payable is an insightful book that takes an in-depth look at the three most frequently committed fraudulent cash disbursement schemes directly related to your accounts payable function. Mary provides colorful and poignant stories showing how easy it can be to steal from both within and

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Praise for Fraud in Accounts Payable

"Fraud in Accounts Payable is an insightful book that takes an in-depth look at the three most frequently committed fraudulent cash disbursement schemes directly related to your accounts payable function. Mary provides colorful and poignant stories showing how easy it can be to steal from both within and outside an organization. But the real beauty of this book is that Mary illustrates ways you can immediately begin implementing effective and efficient controls to reduce the opportunities for fraud within your organization."
—Matthew D. Storlie, CFE, Fraud&Forensic Services Virchow, Krause&Company, LLP

"Mary has delivered another book full of specific suggestions for improving accounts payable processes. Fraud in Accounts Payable is an easy-to-read guide that identifies real-world problems and offers practical solutions. Her books and articles have quickly become some of my core resources."
—Stephanie K. O'Cain, Chief Financial Officer Municipal Association of South Carolina

"Fraud could never take place in my accounts payable department."

"My employees would never steal from me! I trust them too much . . ."

Sound familiar?

The definitive resource for every accounts payable department, Fraud in Accounts Payable affords you a bird's-eye view of what's really going on in your accounts payable department and how you can defend it against every potential type of fraud, including check fraud, payroll fraud, and T&E fraud.

Written by Mary Schaeffer, America's most accomplished accounts payable expert, this thorough and highly readable guide is filled with authoritative tips, techniques, and advice on:

  • Uncovering hidden pockets of weakness where your organization is vulnerable

  • Getting rid of those bad practices that allow all sorts of frauds to flourish

  • Setting up antifraud safeguards

Reminding us to "never say never," Fraud in Accounts Payable explains in plain English how to protect your accounts payable department so it becomes—and stays—financially healthy.

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"The author has significant experience in this area and offers compelling best practices to detect and prevent fraud from occurring within your organization. This book goes a long way to get your organization thinking and acting to detect and prevent fraud." (Auditnet.org, October 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470435311
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/03/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
343 KB

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Meet the Author

Mary S. Schaeffer is a nationally recognized accounts payable expert. She is the founder and Editorial Director of Accounts Payable Now&Tomorrow, a newsletter for professionals interested in payment issues. She is the author of twelve books and has written hundreds of articles that have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Corporate Cashflow, Treasury&Risk, Business Credit, the Writer, Newsday, and newsweek.com. She has an MBA in finance and is a member of the New York Financial Writers' Association. She is a regular contributor to AICPA's Corporate Finance Insider publication.

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