A $900M error, poor system design, and failed internal controls intersected in a recent court case decided in New York. Citibank, in its role as administrator for loans that a group of lenders, or syndicate, had made to Revlon, was responsible for coordinating between lenders and Revlon.
Payroll is one of the largest single expenses of an organization. Without proper accounting controls in place, money could be misappropriated and false expense claims processed. For this reason, employers must intimately understand their payroll costs, and know how to control and predict them.