Accounts Payable Fiscal Year-End Closing Process: A 10-Step Checklist
It’s that time of year again. For accounts payable professionals, along with CFOs, controllers, and corporate finance analysts, year-end is a whirlwind. Given all the internal and external reporting and audit requirements, you need access to timely, accurate, and consistent AP data. Your organisation’s vital decisions depend upon it.
In this instructive 45-minute webinar, internal controls and compliance expert, Chris Doxey, will present strategic and tactical suggestions that you can use to deliver the best data and improve the fiscal closing process for your AP department. You’ll learn 10 steps to preventing duplicate efforts and unnecessary controls during the closing crunch.
This free educational event will leave you with a clearer understanding of the entire financial close process, including:
- Roles and responsibilities during the financial close
- Key metrics, controls, processes, and policies
- Properly accruing expenses, reconciling accounts, and dealing with reporting variances
As a bonus, these are five additional checklists that can help make your closing process a little easier.
- Roles and Responsibility
- Financial Close Sample Schedule
- Corporate Transaction Checklist
- Journal Entry Checklist.xls
- Consolidation Checklist
- Journal Entry Checklist
Chris Doxey, CAPP, CCSA, CICA, CPC
Chris has held senior finance and controller positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation, Hewlett Packard, MCI, APEX Analytix, and BSI Healthcare. She has a bachelor’s degree in English, a bachelor’s in accounting, a master’s in business administration, and a graduate certificate in project management. Chris is currently a management consultant providing best practices solutions to her clients in the areas of compliance, auditing, internal controls, and fraud prevention. She works with companies of all sizes – including Fortune 50 clients and SMBs. Chris also serves as the Executive Director of the Controller Certification Program for the IOFM.
Christopher Jablonski, Senior Content Marketing Manager, Tradeshift
Chris is a senior content marketing manager at Tradeshift. He has 14 years of business technology experience in analyst, journalism, and marketing roles. Twitter: @cjablonski