Accounts Receivable Best Practices for Small to Medium Sized Commercial Entities

Accounts Receivable Best Practices for Small to Medium Sized Commercial Entities
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Price: $19.99
Credits: 2.0
Prerequisite: None
Level: Overview
Model: PM05
Author: Patricia McCarthy/Joe Helstrom
Average Rating: Not Rated
Fields of study: Accounting
Format: PDF

This course reviews best practices in the accounts receivable function of small to medium commercial entities as it relates to invoicing and pricing. It also focuses on credit best practices including credit evaluation, use of Z Score and other ratios and methods to secure customer payment when open ended credit is deemed too risky. Collection best practices are explored including those related to account reconciliation. Payment application, internal controls and available banking technology are also reviewed.

This course is appropriate for any CPA who has a beginning to moderate degree of familiarity with the accounts receivable function.


Course Learning Objectives

To manage the receivables function efficiently

Upon completion of this course, you should:

• Understand the importance of the billing, pricing and credit memo process to accounts receivable best practices • Apply customer credit evaluation techniques • Use the Altman Z score and other ratios in evaluating customers • Understand non-traditional methods to secure customer payment • Apply best practices to the collection function • Appreciate the importance of customer account reconciliation and minimize the time spent on this activity • Understand the importance of internal controls and the payment application function • Be aware of technology available in the banking system to speed payment application and account reconciliation.

Revision Date:8/15/23

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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