"Where is My Vendor?"

Posted by Taylor Nemeth on Nov 17, 2020 10:01:00 AM

 

Wendy Grayauskie, Assistant Director for Procurement at Villanova University, and Miguel Silva, Procurement Assistant for CSU Monterey Bay, joined us for the 4th installment of our podcast: PaymentWorks Presents Risky Business. 

Below is an edited excerpt from that conversation where they discuss how the title of this blog is what keeps them up at night. You can listen to the full podcast here.

Wendy Grayauskie and Miguel Silva

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Topics: higher education, AP, procurement, podcast, vendor master

Treasury in Higher Ed: Protecting and Serving

Posted by Taylor Nemeth on Sep 22, 2020 9:58:00 AM

 

We recently spent time with Valarie Van Vlack, the Treasurer at Texas State University, discussing the role of Treasury in supporting the university’s mission, as well as the ubiquity- and creativity- of fraudsters attempting to scam higher education institutions.  Excerpts are below.  You can listen to the full interview here.

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Topics: compliance, higher education, podcast, #paymentsfraud

Remote Work Pioneers-University of Texas San Antonio

Posted by Angela Sarno on May 11, 2020 10:02:00 AM

Trying to maintain business-critical services while working from home comes with plenty of challenges, but telecommuting isn’t new for everyone: the Office of Financial Affairs at University of Texas, San Antonio, has been doing it since 2018. As one of the very first finance teams in higher ed to move their processes permanently off campus, they’ve learned a lot about what it takes to operate as a team when everyone is working from home. 

We sat down with Sheri Hardison, AVP for Financial Affairs and University Controller at UTSA, to talk about the benefits and challenges of operating a fully remote finance department - and what her advice is for teams who are just now making that change.

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Topics: higher education

Targeted: Higher Education and Business Payments Fraud

Posted by Angela Sarno on Apr 16, 2020 10:09:03 AM

 

Higher education organizations are a prime target for business payments fraud. So how can procurement and AP departments secure their vendors’ data and payments? A recent PaymentWorks panel discussion highlighted the need for increased focus on managing payee identity within higher ed institutions. Here are some of the key takeaways.

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Topics: payments fraud, higher education

 

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