Managing Post Audit Deductions (2011)

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Description

Post Audits are always a hot topic to discuss with companies doing business in the retail sector. Loosely defined as deductions received more than one year after shipping the goods, post audit deductions are often initiated by 3rd party firms working on behalf of retailers to identify opportunities to bill or chargeback the supplier for issues such as trade promotions agreed upon but not taken, errors in invoicing, and compliance violations not previously identified. Researching post audit claims is often a time consuming process.

The Post Audit White Paper addresses the challenges companies are facing regarding post audits as well as what they are doing to control the situation. It is organized into the following sections:

  1. UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUE
    – Survey Statistics
    – Top Post Audit Reasons
    – Biggest Internal Challenges
    – Dealing with 3rd Party Post Audit Firms
  2. UNDERSTANDING THE SOLUTION
    – Post Audit Policies
    – Tips for Preventing Post Audits
    – Tips for Disputing Post Audits
    – Tips for Working with 3rd Party Auditors
  3. APPENDICES
    – Sample Post Audit Policy (courtesy of IAB)
    – Post Audit Metrics (courtesy of IAB)
    – Walgreen’s Post Audit Policy (courtesy of IAB)
    – Tips for Creating “Solid” Vendor Agreements (based on PRGX presentation)