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Accounting Best Practices, Fifth Edition by Steven M. Bragg Englewood, Colorado

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Chapter 4: Billing Best Practices

Invoice Delivery

4–1Avoid missed billings
4–2Add carrier route codes to billing addresses
4–3Have delivery person deliver the invoice
4–4Do early billing of recurring invoices
4–5Issue electronic invoices through the Internet
4–6Issue single, summarized invoices each period
4–7Print separate invoices for each line item
4–8Transmit transactions via electronic data interchange

Invoice Error Checking

4–9Enhance the invoice layout
4–10Automatically check errors during invoice data entry
4–11Have delivery person create the invoice
4–12Computerize the shipping log
4–13Track exceptions between the shipping log and invoice register

Invoicing Efficiency

4–14Eliminate month-end statements
4–15Reduce number of parts in multipart invoices
4–16Replace intercompany invoicing with operating transactions
4–17Use automated bank account deductions
4–18Improve shipping charge revenue

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