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This training program will discuss how purchasing cards (P Cards) provide a means for streamlining the procure-to-pay process, allowing organizations to procure goods and services in a timely manner, reduce transaction costs, track expenses, take advantage of supplier discounts, reduce or redirect staff in the purchasing and/or accounts payable departments, reduce or eliminate petty cash, and more. It will also illustrate how a P-Card program can create additional fraud risk and requires robust policies, procedures, and internal controls.
Why Should You Attend:
P-Card usage is on the rise and so are the cases of P-Card fraud. Many companies have implemented P-Cards as a means to reduce invoice volume and increase efficiency within accounts payable department and within the Procure to Pay (P2P) cycle. But the increased use of P-Cards has resulted in additional risk which creates an enhanced focus on internal controls.
This webinar will spotlight the role of the P-Card administrator and will provide twenty best practices for detecting and preventing P-Card fraud that you can immediately implement at your company. This webinar will also provide examples of critical P-Card policies and procedures that can create an immediate impact in your organization.
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Chris has held senior finance and controller positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation, Hewlett Packard, MCI, APEX Analytix, and BSI Healthcare. She has a bachelor's degree in English, a bachelor's in accounting, a master's in business administration, and a graduate certificate in project management. As a management consultant, Chris uses her foundation of experience to provide Leading practices and solutions to her clients in the areas of compliance, auditing, internal controls, and fraud prevention. Chris also serves as the Executive Director of the Controller Certification Program for the IOFM. Chris is a Certified Accounts Payable Professional (CAPP), holds a Certification in Controls Self- Assessment (CCSA), is a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA), and is a Certified Professional Controller (CPC). She has authored The Controller's Leading Practices Guide and The Controller's Leading Practices Guide to the Financial Close for the IOFM and IMA. Chris has also published two handbooks: AP Leadership Skills and Implementing a Controls Self -Assessment Program for Accounts Payable. She writes articles, blogs, and whitepapers for professional organizations and solution providers. She also provides several webinar and presentations throughout the year. Chris is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Institute for Internal Controls (The IIC), the Institute of Financial Operations (IFO), the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), and the National Association of Procurement Card Professionals (NAPCP). She is on the board of the IMA's Ethics Committee and Research Foundation. She is also a faculty member for the IMA's Leadership Academy. She is also a member of the advisory board for The IIC and is president of the Washington DC area chapter for both the IFO and The IIC organizations.