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The Problem: Business Email Compromise (BEC) costs "Real Money" in Accounts Payable!


Join us for an enlightening CPE event on one of the major business email compromise targets: "Accounts Payable" processing. This event is hosted by Debra R Richardson a noted industry expert in procure to payment and understands business email compromise scams and BEC frauds in detail.


This CPE event aims to offer a thorough comprehension of the risks associated with business email compromise (BEC) and strategies for implementing internal controls to mitigate these risks within the accounts payable process.


The internal controls covered in this event detail:

  • Verification of Vendor Information: Validating the authenticity and accuracy of vendor details to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Authentication Techniques: Implementing authentication protocols to verify the legitimacy of requests for changes to vendor remittance information received via email, fax, or hardcopy.

  • Internal Control System: Establishing a comprehensive internal control system designed to combat business email compromise, including robust processes and best practices to mitigate the risk of fraudulent payments through BEC scams.

  • Specialized Training: Providing security awareness training tailored to the Accounts Payable team to educate them on recognizing and addressing potential business email compromise threats.

  • Utilization of Tools and Templates: Customizing and utilizing specific tools and templates provided to improve vendor validation processes and enhance overall security measures.


Enrolled participants will have access to a suite of downloadable templates, including but not limited to:

  • Authentication Reference Template
  • Vendor Banking Form Template
  • Global Vendor Validation Reference List
  • Confirmation Phone Call Scripts Template
  • Confirmation Log Template
  • Desktop Procedure Template – Vendor Inquiries / Help Desk


You will learn in this event about having an internal control system to avoid BEC scams and BEC fraud. Come away with a Fort Knox mindset concerning accounts payable processing and an understanding of how to make the accounts payable process more security. The  training includes example forms and scripts you need to implement today to end BEC scams.


This internal control training course will provide each attendee with 2 CPE Event Hours (YB). A certificate of completion will be provided.

Business Email Compromise (BEC) Accounts Payable

  • Offered every six weeks on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Central Time in two CPE-Credit event.

    We can schedule private events on your timetable for two or more attendees.

    NASBA Program Disclosure

    Program Level of Understanding: Basic to Advanced
    Prerequisites: None
    Advance Preparation: None
    Delivery Format: On-site Training (Group-Live); Seminar (Group-Live)
    NASBA Field(s) of Study: Auditing
    CPE Credits: 2, based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour. 

In the event you haven't seen an email from confirming your registration land in your inbox, there's a chance it might have taken a little detour into your spam, junk, or quarantine folder. If you could take a moment to peek in there and kindly mark it as "not spam" or “not junk,” that would be fantastic. On the off chance that your firewall is being a bit overprotective and preventing the email from even reaching your spam folder, please don’t hesitate to give me a ring at 479-200-4373. I’m here to ensure everything’s set straight for you.

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