Split invoices can be more than an inconvenience for your A/P department, they can be a red flag that something’s not right with a vendor.
That’s why the experts over at The Accounts Payable Channel are urging employers to have A/P take a closer look at any split bills.
When vendors break down larger bills into a number of smaller charges, it makes it easier to sneak in fees that weren’t agreed upon. And smaller invoices probably don’t require the same level of approval as big-ticket items.
Of course, the mast majority of your vendors probably have a perfectly legitimate reason for sending invoices this way.
But it’s just good business to put A/P on the lookout. If they do see a vendor that suddenly starts sending split invoices, have them find out what the business reason is.