Streamlining the Payables Function
Recorded On: 06/02/2020
Governments make payments every day through a variety of methods, including checks, ACH, wire transfers, procurement cards, cash, and other methods. It is critical that governments have appropriate policies and procedures in place, as well as efficient payable processes, to ensure timely payments, maintain government operations, and prevent against fraud. The use of emerging payables technologies can help make governments more efficient and streamline processes, but can also add challenges and risks if proper controls are not implemented. This session will provide attendees with an overview of payables methods typically used by governments, examine the third-party relationships required and available for governments to make payments, and discuss strategies for implementing new technologies in the treasury office.
Mary Beth Huber
Deputy Treasurer, Cary, NC
Mary Beth has served as the Deputy Treasurer for Cary, NC for over 10 years. Her responsibilities include management of debt and investments, treasury, accounts payable and payroll. Prior experience includes over 20 years in various financial positions at Cornell University and North Carolina State University. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Geneseo.
Mark Romito, CPFO
Director of Finance, Upper St. Clair Township
Mark Romito is the Director of Finance for the Township of Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania. He has 19 years of experience in and around municipal and school finance, including roles with the Municipality of Bethel Park, Pittsburgh School District, and Maher Duessel CPAs. Mark is a member of the GFOA’s Committee on Treasury & Investment Management, and currently serves as the vice president of the GFOA of Pennsylvania. Mark is also an adjunct professor at both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University where he teaches a graduate course in public financial management.
Director of Accounting, City of Detroit
Regina Greear is currently the Director of Accounting, managing Accounts Payable, Payroll and Risk Management operations for the City of Detroit since March 2016. Prior to joining the City of Detroit Regina was the Accounting Manager for Lafarge North America, Corporate Controller for Plastech a Tier 1 automotive supplier and Assistant Controller for Marriott Hotels. Regina has over 20 years of experience in corporate accounting and treasury. Regina earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Michigan State University and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.