A provider of transportation services for public and private school districts engaged RSI to provide a secondary accounts payable recovery audit. The client had previously engaged another firm to provide said services for the same time period, but was curious about the quality of services received by the initial company. The initial recovery audit yielded approximately $210,000 in recovered monies.
RSI staff and client’s key personnel met to discuss client’s expectations for the audit. RSI analyzed client’s a/p process and obtained hard copies of client’s corporate history, purchase contracts, etc. Client delivered a download of its a/p history, purchase order and vendor masterfile information to RSI that compared the electronic data against the hard copy information to identify the client’s feeding process. RSI then created custom queries to identify more than 25 different types of payment irregularities within the data. RSI exported, extracted and filtered the data to generate reports used to identify overpayments found in the data.
In tandem with the electronic review, RSI conducted a manual review of the underlying a/p documents. The manual review identifies overpayments not found within the data, including partial payments and state tax payments. After collecting the overpaid monies, RSI provided client with a comprehensive multi-state tax matrix to assist them in reducing/preventing future tax overpayments.
RSI’s secondary recovery audit yielded $1,050,000 in additional recoveries. RSI also provided client with a comprehensive multi-state tax matrix to assist client in reducing future tax overpayments.