8 Steps to Clean Your Vendor Master File

Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 2 to 3 p.m. ET

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
Program Level: Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Prerequisite: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Successful completion of this program qualifies you to receive up to 1 CPE credits.

Debra Richardson
Debra R Richardson LLC

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In recent years, we’ve seen cybersecurity go from an afterthought to a very real risk in the corporate world. Cybercriminals go to work in an office every day, just like we all do to con businesses out of their money. IT teams have responded to this threat with firewalls, system, and software controls, but Accounts Payable and Vendor Setup & Maintenance processes remain a weak point because we still have to pay our vendors, often using manual or partially manual processes. Authentication.Validation.Management is a 3 Step Vendor Setup & Maintenance process to help Accounts Payable teams avoid fraudulent payments and “Pay The Right Vendor”.

Learning Objectives

  • How to identify fraudulent inquiries and requests received via email, text, and phone
  • How to avoid adding fraudulent vendors and data in your vendor master file
  • What you should be doing to maintain existing vendor data in your vendor master file

Speaker Biography

Debra is an accounts payable speaker, trainer, and consultant. An accredited Accounts Payable Manager, accredited Procure-to-Pay Manager, and Payment Reporting Specialist, she has over
20 years experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and financial reporting for Fortune 500 companies including Verizon, General Motors and Aramark.
She has worked in the Telecommunications, Automotive, Healthcare, and Oil & Gas industries.

For the past ten years, Debra has focused on Global Vendor Maintenance for US, APAC, EMEA, and LATAM countries, and implemented a vendor self-registration portal for 140k+ global vendors across five ERPs. Responsible for issuing over 24k+ IRS 1099s, she was also successful at establishing internal controls and authentication to prevent fraud in the vendor master file.

Debra now focuses on Helping Accounts Payable Teams protect the Vendor Master file from Fraud by providing both free and paid resources to redesign vendor processes and vendor record clean-up services.