Episode 43: Segregation of Duties in the Accounts Payable Vendor Payment Cycle for Small to Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs)

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board PCAOB defined Segregation of Duties as “Assigning different people the responsibilities of authorizing transactions, recording transactions, and maintaining custody of assets is intended to reduce the opportunities to allow any person to be in a position to both perpetrate and conceal errors or fraud in the normal course of his or her duties.”

So, what do you do if you company does not have enough employees to comply with Segregation of Duties?  Keep listening.

Check out my website www.debrarrichardson.com if you need help cleaning your vendor master file or implementing authentication, internal controls and best practices to it from fraud. 

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Debra R Richardson

MBA, APM, APPM, CPRS

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.