A formal assessment of a company’s payment processes typically reveals 50-100% more payment processes than they believed they had. Every payment flow is a point of security exposure, and it is difficult to protect what you don’t know exists. This webinar will discuss the principles of a payment assessment, offering practical insights and leading practices for completing a thorough inventory, formally documenting it for institutional knowledge, assessing controls and types of payment flows, and examining your organization’s overall situation with regards to payments.
In an organization, who is responsible for payments? Who is responsible for payment security? This session will explain why the treasurer is the superintendent of payments and payment security. Since treasurers are not the only ones with important responsibilities for payments and security across the organization, these responsibilities must be more formally defined and communicated.
One of the first responsibilities of treasury with regard to payments is to inventory all payment flows (originating system and payment type). This provides the foundation for assessing your payment processes. When companies take these inventories, they are usually surprised to find they have 50% to 100% more payment flows than they originally thought. This session will discuss the process of finding and inventorying all payment flows to understand the exposure points.