Chris Doxey

Chris Doxey, CAPP, CCSA, CICA is an independent management consultant providing Internal Controls and Business Process Best Practice Solutions. She has extensive experience in procurement, accounts payable, internal auditing, internal controls, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, payroll, logistics, financial systems strategy, and financial integration at Digital, Compaq, Hewlett Packard, MCI, APEX Analytix, and Business Strategy, Inc. She was recruited to assist MCI (formally WorldCom) recover from their internal control challenges. 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 has written numerous articles and published two handbooks: AP Leadership Skills and Implementing a Controls Self Assessment Program for Your Accounts Payable Department.

  • Internal Controls Checklist: P-Card Usage & Invoice Processing

    Internal Controls Checklist: P-Card Usage & Invoice Processing

    P-card and invoice fraud happens. It's inevitable in any department that handles large sums of money. But you can limit your risk with these internal controls.

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  • What's Your Leadership Style?

    What's Your Leadership Style?

    Leadership is more nuanced than simply 'lead by example.' These are the 4 distinct leadership styles: Authoritative, Participative, Delegative, and Transformational. Which rings true most often...

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  • Tips for Managing Employees During Change

    Tips for Managing Employees During Change

    Change is inevitable. Whether it's a merger, restructuring, or just implementing new technology, ongoing communication is key to lessen the pain of ambiguity.

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  • Building a Top Gun Finance Team

    Building a Top Gun Finance Team

    Actions speak louder than words—as a leader, your actions are under a microscope. Learn to lead by example and you'll effortlessly build a strong finance team.

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  • New Directions in Team Building

    New Directions in Team Building

    Getting your AP department behind a common and singular goal is the first step to transforming your group to a team.

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  • Taking Control of Your Supplier Master File

    Taking Control of Your Supplier Master File

    Keeping fraud out of the AP department includes proper supplier management. These are the steps you can start using for fraud prevention in the MVF.

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  • 9 Best Practices for Your Supplier Master File

    9 Best Practices for Your Supplier Master File

    Managing supplier information in-house can be one of the most complicated and time-consuming tasks for an accounts payable team. Augment internal controls and ensure compliance with tax &...

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  • Supplier Master Coding Standards

    Supplier Master Coding Standards

    Avoid duplicate & missed payments with uniformity in your supplier master file. Use this list of standards to follow when managing supplier names & addresses.

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  • Your Supplier Onboarding Roadmap

    Your Supplier Onboarding Roadmap

    Supplier portals are a means to submit, track, and expedite payments. Learn how a supplier onboarding platform creates visibility for all involved parties.

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  • Acquiring the Right AP Talent

    Acquiring the Right AP Talent

    Much like it’s better to keep a client than to sign a new one, so too is it better to retain talent than it is to hire new talent—especially in AP.

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  • Motivating the New AP Professional

    Motivating the New AP Professional

    Managing AP professionals can be daunting task...one made easier by following the advice of Frederick Herzberg and applying his Motivator-Hygiene Theory to AP.

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  • The Transition of AP from Processor to Analyst

    The Transition of AP from Processor to Analyst

    AP's transition from passive processor to active analyst greatly transformed the payables professional's role in the AP process. Here's how it all happened.

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  • Developing an Individual Plan for Performance

    Developing an Individual Plan for Performance

    Performance reviews are stressful for all parties involved. Managers, however, can greatly reduce the stress by following these simple steps.

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  • 15 Leadership Skills Every Controller Must Have

    15 Leadership Skills Every Controller Must Have

    Corporate controllers serve many roles in an organization—and often are relied upon as business leaders. Learn the 15 skills every controller must have to be an effective leader for the finance...

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  • Can a Controller Become a CFO or a COO?

    Can a Controller Become a CFO or a COO?

    The role of an organization's controller is often a stepping stone to CFO- or COO-ship. The difference tends to simply be a matter of broad vs. narrow focus. Learn how the controller's job...

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  • How to Identify Problem Invoices

    How to Identify Problem Invoices

    You can't work toward a solution without understanding the problem. Here's a list of the top 25 invoice-related problems that accounts payable commonly faces, where they fall in the AP process,...

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  • What Are All the Types of Duplicate Payments?

    What Are All the Types of Duplicate Payments?

    Duplicate payments are a major concern for AP (you can say that again!) Here’s a list of the most common types of duplication errors, tips for conducting a self-audit within accounts payable, and...

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  • Are Your AP Payments Real?

    Are Your AP Payments Real?

    An accountant's job of averting fraud is never over. These two internal controls can help stymy fraud and prevent phony payments from ever being issued.

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  • How to Create an Automated AP Self-Audit Process

    How to Create an Automated AP Self-Audit Process

    Self-audit tools provide powerful analysis and reporting for accountants in AP. Here's a list of 5 tools to help create an automated AP audit process.

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  • New Perspectives on Fraud and the T&E Process

    New Perspectives on Fraud and the T&E Process

    Choosing the right T&E solution can do more than make the process more efficient, it can help prevent fraud. Learn 8 of the most common tricks dishonest employees use to inflate travel and...

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