Episode 1: 5 Ways to Celebrate Your AP Career During AP Appreciation Week

Welcome to the first episode of Putting the AP in hAPpy podcast where Accounts Payable team members are empowered to protect the vendor master file from fraud. Let’s kick off the start of AP Appreciation Week with a great big thank you to all the AP team members and look at 5 ways you can celebrate your career during AP week.

Crossing Finish Line-My 1st Half Marathon

Crossing Finish Line-My 1st Half Marathon

Join my mailing list for a chance to tell me your “vendor” story - an accomplishment that you are proud of in AP for a chance to be interviewed for an upcoming episode.

Stay hAPpy!

Vendor Setup & Maintenance Additional Resources: 

  • Accounts Payable Association (APA): www.ap-association.com

  • Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM): www.iofm.com

  • Institute of Financial Operations (IFO): www.financialops.org

  • Training:  3 Step Vendor Setup & Maintenance Process:  www.debrarrichardson.com/training

  • Accounts Payable Gifts:  www.debrarrichardson.com/shop

Music Credit:  www.purple-planet.com

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Debra R. Richardson,


Debra is an accounts payable speaker, consultant, and trainer with over 20 years of experience in AP, AR, general ledger, and financial reporting for Fortune 500 companies including Verizon, General Motors and Aramark.

For the past eight years, Debra has focused on Global Vendor Maintenance, and implemented a vendor self-registration portal for 140k+ global vendors across five Accounting Systems/ERPs. In her consultancy, she focuses on internal controls and authentication to prevent fraud in the vendor master file.