Accounts payable often fails to rise to a top priority for management and yet it’s an essential lever for optimizing working capital to fuel growth. In this session, we look at how modern AP practices and tools have evolved in response to digital payment innovations, software integrations, and even ambient technologies. We will consider the risks associated with AP processes, and how to manage them. The session will also focus on how taking a strategic approach to accounts payable carries important benefits, looking at the role and responsibilities of the various stakeholders for such an approach. Finally, we will review AP automation tools, how they fit into the overall financial tech stack and how to evaluate the right fit for your organization. Ultimately modern AP seeks to free up both working capital and the time of valuable finance and accounting talent to focus on higher-value analytical work.
CPE credit: One CPE credit offered for successful completion.
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: Familiarity with GL systems like Quickbooks Online, NetSuite, Xero, or Intacct.
No advanced preparation needed.
Free to attend.
Darcie Lamond is Director of Brand at Airbase, responsible for content creation and messaging, and has 25 years of experience in finance and marketing. She began her career in the Treasury Department at Bank of America, focused on capital markets transactions. Her time in banking included a Senior VP role heading the marketing and trading of currency and interest rate derivative products globally for First Chicago (now Chase). She served as Partner, CSO, and CFO for a marketing agency, giving her hands-on experience in day-to-day operations and managing the company’s finance and accounting.
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