National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
Course Description

The Accounts Payable Workshop For Those New to AP

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    Program Description:

    Learn the Essential Skills of AP in Just One Day
    The Accounts Payable Workshop for Those New to AP is critical new training designed especially for professionals like you who are new to the demanding responsibilities of accounts payable. Fast-paced and information-rich, this program condenses the “most important of the most important” AP basics into clear, concise, easy-to-understand training.

    AP Responsibilities Are Demanding – and Stressful
    As a professional that is new to AP – or someone who has recently added AP duties to your job – you’re no doubt more than a little overwhelmed with the challenges you now face every day. You’re under constant deadlines, your workload is overwhelming and you have the enormous responsibility of keeping track of what your organization pays out – accurately! And most importantly you know that even a single mistake on your part can cost your organization time and money. Talk about stress!

    From invoices to government regulations, this training event will get you up to speed on the crucial job responsibilities of AP professionals – quickly and easily!

    What You'll Learn:

    • Critical elements for accurate 1099 reporting
    • Power tips and shortcuts for reducing your massive workload
    • The hottest NEW technology in AP and what it means for you
    • The latest government requirements and regulations for handling payments of all kinds
    • Simple strategies for setting up vendor accounts
    • And much more!
    Who Should Attend?
    • Accounts payable associates
    • Accounts payable clerks
    • Executive assistants
    • Administrative assistants
    • Small-business owners
    • Those who deal with AP functions, even if they don’t work full-time in AP
    Workshop Agenda:

    Elements of Highly Successful AP Pros

    • Understanding the important role you play in your organization’s “big picture”
    • Why your job is much more than “paying the bills”
    • Characteristics the best AP pros share
    • A review of critical AP processes, systems and procedures
    • Skills Practice: Test your accounting knowledge and see where you can improve
    • The ins and outs of auditing: What you need to know
    Must-Know Vendor Set-up Strategies
    • Getting all the information you need to correctly set up new vendors
    • Setting up vendor controls and receiver controls
    • Understanding the most important rule in the vendor-supplier relationship
    • Tips for negotiating excellent payment terms
    • 7 hassle-free steps to getting approvals, documentation and complete information – the first time!
    • Terms and conditions that should be included in every agreement
    Managing Your Workload Without Sacrificing Accuracy
    • Simple strategies for managing mountains of invoices
    • 6 questions every AP pro must ask about each invoice
    • Tracking tips to ensure you’ve received what you’re paying for
    • Maintaining current and accurate payment records
    • Identifying your biggest time-wasters and how to eliminate them
    Staying Legal in Accounts Payable
    • What you need to know about year-end reporting
    • Essentials of accurate 1099 reporting
    • IRS TIN matching program and what it can do for you
    • The latest government requirements and regulations regarding how you should handle certain payments
    • Secrets to setting up files that will hold up under the toughest scrutiny
    • When you need to secure your files and when you don't
    Must-Know Technology and Trends
    • The benefits of P-Cards
    • How computer-based receiving affects AP
    • The latest information on 3-way match
    • AP software that works for you, not against you
    • Emerging AP trends

    We stand behind our seminars with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial information you receive during this workshop, we’ll refund your money in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!

    Program Hours:
    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at
    8:30 a.m.

    Group Discount: When 3 enroll from your organization, a 4th attends FREE!

    Lunch is on your own.

    Continuing Education:
    Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required. If you cancel your registration up to five business days before the workshop,

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