Accounts Payable Transformation: “Chipping” Away at Invoice Automation Success

Thursday, June 18th, 2020 | 2 to 3 p.m. EDT

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.

Michelle Hartman
Manager of AP and AR
Shearer’s Food
Louise Perchinsky
Senior VP, Product Advisory III
PNC Financial Services Group

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This presentation will focus on Shearer’s Foods and their agile approach to Invoice Automation.

Shearer’s has a national footprint of production facilities for greater supply chain, production, and shipping efficiencies. Both their corporate headquarters and distribution center are located in Massillon, Ohio along with the Accounts Payable Processing Center. Shearer’s will provide a detailed overview of their transformation journey and the phased approach that drove the success and management of this project. The session will outline how Shearer’s achieved best in class benchmarks and operational efficiencies.

Learning Objectives

  • Approach to Invoice Automation
  • Project Deep Dive
  • Implementation Strategy
  • Efficiencies gained
  • Future Road-map

Speaker Biography

Michelle Hartman is the Manager of AP and AR operations for Shearer’s Snacks. She received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Akron as well as an Associate’s degree in Accounting from Youngstown State University. She has worked in Accounts Payable for 18 years and will celebrate her 8th year anniversary at Shearer’s in June.

Louise has 31 years of experience within PNC encompassing Accounts Payable techniques. Currently a Project Management Consultant specializing in system architecture, re-engineering of back office activities through procure to pay automation, integration and implementation with a consistent track record of developing and improving infrastructure and achieving breakthrough results. Managed PNC’s internal Accounts Payable Department for 17 years.

Proven areas of expertise include:
• Consultative/Solution Engineer
• Process and Performance Improvement
• Invoice Automation/Payment Optimization
• E-invoicing
• Scanning, Data Extraction, OCR Technology
• Approval Workflow Development
• Purchase Order Matching
• General Ledger Build and Coding
• Web Based Solution/ERP Integration
• Customer Service and Satisfaction