You are an accounts-payable clerk at a small contractor. A site supervisor submitted an invoice requesting immediate payment to a new vendor for materials he states were delivered directly to a work site. A note on the invoice asked that the check be delivered directly to him so that he could deliver it personally to the vendor, as payment needed to be made immediately to prevent delays. This request is unusual and outside of the normal process, but you are considering complying, as the purchasing manager is on vacation and not available to consult with. Although you are suspicious of this unusual request, you are tempted to accommodate it. Discuss the potential for fraud given these facts. How can you determine the legitimacy of the transaction given these facts so that payment can be issued?
Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements:
Be 3-4 pages in length.
Be formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.
Cite a minimum of two scholarly sources, at least one of which is not provided in, or linked from, the course. The CSU-Global Library is a great place to find these scholarly sources.
Write clearly and logically, as you will be graded on content, analysis, and your adherence to the tenets of good academic writing, which should be succinct where possible while also exploring the topics appropriately. Remember that you can always improve your work by providing support from outside scholarly sources, which help both to bolster your own assertions and supplement your ideas.