Accounts & Payable Benchmarks & Best Practices
Course Description
How a company manages its accounts payable processing affects two important business matters: cash flow and supplier relationships. Companies that apply best practices manage accounts payable so that the process both contributes positively to cash flow and supports mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers. Regarding cash flow, accounts payable practices make a significant difference both in minimizing late-payment costs such as late-payment penalties, interest charges, and lost prompt-payment discounts and in creating efficient operations. A company with smooth running, streamlined accounts payable operations saves money by processing invoices with a minimum of staff and a low cost of materials.
The Training Course Will Highlight ?

Regarding supplier relations, accounts payable actions inevitably impact the trust between a company and its suppliers. Whether or not a company honors its agreed-upon payment terms, by paying its bills on time, as promised, does more to build trust with suppliers or to tear it down than any other action the company can take. Strong relations with suppliers are important to a company because suppliers provide valuable trade credit, have ideas for new methods and products, and play an important role in customer service.

Training Objective

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to

  • Pay invoices on a predetermined schedule of the company's choosing
  • Ensure the accuracy and authenticity of invoices that the company pays
  • Work effectively with the fundamentals of accounts payable, financial accounting and the supply chain
  • Appreciate the processes and procedures involved in the evaluation of suppliers
  • Understand and apply the fundamentals of accounts payable systems
  • Review and comment on payment methods and cash management
  • Analyze the need to incorporate risk and uncertainty into accounts payable analysis

Target Audience

Directors of Accounting, Managers, Supervisors of Accounts Payable, Accountants, Profess ovals who are motivated to implement proven solutions that will dramatically improve their business i practices.

Training Methods

Daily Agenda

Accounts Payable Systems: Purchase Order Processing (POP)

  • The acquisition/payment process
  • Purchase requisition
  • Purchase authorization
  • Purchase order
  • Stock (inventory) control
  • Goods received
  • Returned goods
  • Physical stock control
  • Links with the general ledger
  • Accounts payable (AP)
  • Invoice registration
  • Invoice matching
  • Invoice payment 
  • AP links with the general ledger (GL)

Payment Methods and Cash Management

  • A-    Methods of Payment
  • The payment process
  • Traditional payment methods
  • Electronic funds transfer (EFT)
  • International payments

  Working Capital and Cash Management

  • Working capital and the working capital requirement
  • Managing working capital
  • Cash improvement techniques
  • Cash management and the bank facility (line of credit) 


  • Invoice handling: Approvals
  • Forwarding invoices
  • Verifying invoice date
  • Invoice-coding standards
  • Short-paying invoices
  • Paying small-amount invoices
  • Handling unidentified invoices
  • Handling invoices without invoice numbers


  • Check printing
  • Check signing
  • Check stock storage
  • Distribution of checks
  • Check fraud
  • Rush or emergency check



  • Duplicate payment avoidance
  • Paying when the original invoice is missing
  • Limiting calls to accounts payable
  • Petty cash
  • Supplier statements

Master Vendor File

  • Master vendor file setup
  • Using naming conventions
  • Making changes to the master vendor file
  • Master vendor file cleanup

Cash Management

  • Taking early payment discounts
  • Payment status information for vendors
  • Bank accounts and fraud
  • Other cash management-related initiatives

BTS attendance certificate will be issued to all attendees completing minimum of 75% of the total course duration.

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Course Rounds : (5 -Days)

Code Date Venue Fees Register
ACC100-03 08-07-2024 Istanbul USD 5950
ACC100-04 06-10-2024 Dubai USD 5450
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UpComing Date

  • Start date 08-07-2024
  • End date 12-07-2024

  • Country Turkey
  • Venue Istanbul

Quality Policy

 Providing services with a high quality that are satisfying the requirements
 Appling the specifications and legalizations to ensure the quality of service.
 Best utilization of resources for continually improving the business activities.

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