Thursday, June 4, 2015

Acronyms you will encounter on the APS & APM certification exams

ACFE = Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
ACH - Automated Clearing House
ANSI = American National Standards Institute
APS = application service providers
BIC = Back Identifier Code
CCD = cash concentration or distribution
CCD+ = cash concentration or distribution w/addendum of ANSI ASC X12
CHIPS = the Clearing House Interbank Payment System
COSO = Committee of Sponsoring Organizations
CTX = Corporate Trade Exchange
DPO = Days Payable Outstanding
DSO = Days Sales Outstanding
EFT = Electronic Funds Transfer
EIN = Employer Identification Number
EIPP = Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment
EPLS = Excluded Parties List System
ERP = Enterprise resource planning system
ERS - Evaluated receipts settlement
FASB = Financial Accounting Standards Board
FCPA = Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
FIRE = Filing Information Returns Electronically
FTO = Foreign Terrorist Organizations
GAAP = Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GLB = Gramm Leach Bliley Act
HIPAA = Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HTML = hypertext markup language
IBAN = International Bank Account Number
ICR = intelligent character Recognition
IFRS = International Financial Standards Board
IRD = Image replacement document
IVR = Interactive Voice response system
IWR = Interactive web response system
NACHA - National Clearing House Association (Electronic Payment Association)
NAUPA = National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators
NIST = National Institute of Standards in Technology
NRA = Non Resident Alien
OCR = optical character Recognition
OFAC = Office of Foreign Assets Control
PCAOB = Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
PTIN = Preparer Taxpayer Identification Number
RDC = remote deposit capture
RTGS = Real time gross settlement systems
SDN = Specially Designated Nationals
SEPA = Single European Payment Area
SSA = Social Security Administration
SSN = Social Security Number
SSTP = Streamlines Sales and Use Tax Project
SWIFT = Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication
T&E = Travel and Entertainment
TIN = Taxpayer Identification Number
UCC = Uniform Commercial Codes
UPIC = Universal Identification Codes
VAT = Value Added Tax