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Accounting best practices

Author: Steven M Bragg
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Praise for Accounting Best Practices, Fifth Edition. ''For a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read guide to fixing those all-too-common shortcomings in your accounting department, look no further than this excellent book. Steve Bragg provides hundreds of fixes, many of them requiring surprisingly little time or cost while providing a handy guide to common implementation pitfalls.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bragg, Steven M.
Accounting best practices.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], ©2007
(OCoLC)77540813
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Bragg
ISBN: 9780470129364 0470129360
OCLC Number: 150869524
Notes: Previous edition: 2005.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 490 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
About the Author --
Free On-Line Resources by Steve Bragg --
Contents --
Preface --
Chapter 1: Introduction --
Chapter 2: How to Use Best Practices --
Types of Best Practices --
The Most Fertile Ground for Best Practices --
Planning for Best Practices --
Timing of Best Practices --
Implementing Best Practices --
Best Practice Duplication --
Why Best Practices Fail --
The Impact of Best Practices on Employees --
Summary --
Chapter 3: Accounts Payable Best Practices --
Implementation Issues for Accounts Payable Best Practices --
3- 1 Pay Based on Receiving Approval Only --
3- 2 Reduce Required Approvals --
3- 3 Use Negative Assurance for Invoice Approvals --
3- 4 Use Procurement Cards --
3- 5 Negotiate Procurement Card Rebates --
3- 6 Route All Invoices Directly to Accounts Payable --
3- 7 Split Payables Processing Based on Discounts --
3- 8 Adopt a Standard Invoice Numbering Convention --
3- 9 Automate Three-Way Matching --
3- 10 Digitize Accounts Payable Documents --
3- 11 Directly Enter Receipts into Computer --
3- 12 Fax Transmission of Accounts Payable Documents --
3- 13 Have Suppliers Include Their Supplier Numbers on Invoices --
3- 14 Receive Billings through Electronic Data Interchange --
3- 15 Request That Suppliers Enter Invoices through a Web Site --
3- 16 Shift Incoming Billings to an EDI Data-Entry Supplier --
3- 17 Audit Expense Reports --
3- 18 Automate Expense Reporting --
3- 19 Eliminate Cash Advances for Employee Travel --
3- 20 Link Corporate Travel Policies to an Automated Expense Reporting System --
3- 21 Transmit Expense Reports by E-Mail --
3- 22 Centralize the Accounts Payable Function --
3- 23 Store Late Fees in a Separate General Ledger Account --
3- 24 Issue Standard Account Code List --
3- 25 Link Supplier Requests to the Accounts Payable Database --
3- 26 Outsource the Accounts Payable Function --
3- 27 Outsource VAT Reclamations --
3- 28 Shrink the Supplier Base --
3- 29 Withhold First Payment until W-9 Form Is Received --
3- 30 Automate the W-9 Form --
3- 31 Automate Payments for Repetitive Invoicing --
3- 32 Install a Payment Factory --
3- 33 Eliminate Manual Checks --
3- 34 Increase the Frequency of Check Runs --
3- 35 Have Regularly Scheduled Check-Signing Meetings --
3- 36 Implement Positive Pay --
3- 37 Incorporate Copy Protection Features into Checks --
3- 38 Avoid Acronym Payees on Checks --
3- 39 Use the Universal Payment Identification Code --
3- 40 Issue ACH Payments with Remittance Detail --
3- 41 Revise Payment Terms for Electronic Payments --
3- 42 Install Advanced ACH Debit Blocking --
3- 43 Substitute Wire Transfers for Checks --
3- 44 Use Signature Stamp --
3- 45 Notify Purchasing of Lower Invoiced Prices or Terms --
3- 46 Create Direct Purchase Interfaces to Suppliers --
3- 47 Create On-Line Purchasing Catalog --
3- 48 Install a Low-Cost Spend Management System --
3- 49 Use Blanket Purchase Orders --
3- 50 Issue a Welcome Packet to New Suppliers --
3- 51 Clean Up the Supplier Master File --
3- 52 Adopt a Supplier Naming Procedure --
3- 53 Add Supplier 800-Numbers to Master File --
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Praise for Accounting Best Practices, Fifth Edition. ''For a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read guide to fixing those all-too-common shortcomings in your accounting department, look no further than this excellent book. Steve Bragg provides hundreds of fixes, many of them requiring surprisingly little time or cost while providing a handy guide to common implementation pitfalls.

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