Last year we received many nominations, and the judging was tough. We expect the same this year. At the top echelons of the profession, the caliber of departments and managers in accounts payable can be admirable.
Portland, ME (PRWEB) July 09, 2014
The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM), a business unit within Diversified Communications, has announced that it is now accepting nominations for 2014’s AP Department of the Year and AP Manager of the Year Awards. IOFM will present each award to its winner at the Fall 2014 Accounts Payable Conference & Expo, scheduled for Oct. 26-29 at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. To learn more about the awards and nominate an individual or department, go here. Self nominations are welcome. The deadline for all nominations is Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.
“We are very pleased to present these two awards,” said RD Whitney, executive director, IOFM. “Last year we received many nominations, and the judging was tough. We expect the same this year. At the top echelons of the profession, the caliber of departments and managers in accounts payable can be admirable. As an organization laser-focused on what they do, we are pleased to celebrate their success.”
To nominate an organization for AP Department of the Year, go here and follow these criteria:
- Excellent customer service
- Effectively streamlined processes, implemented new technologies, and/or reduced costs
- Made improvements to payment processes resulting in better cash management or more prompt payment discounts
To nominate an individual for AP Manager (or Director) of the Year, go here and follow these criteria:
- Strong leadership skills
- Demonstrated ability to implement change
- Effective management resulting in improved processes
- Incorporates technologies resulting in significant savings
Winners will be announced and presented their awards at AP Conference & Expo Fall 2014, the only AP membership meeting strictly focused on accounts payable education and practical approaches to automation, leadership and process improvements. Register now to receive the best rate on registration. The event features workshops and presentations highly pertinent to AP professionals’ needs. Pre-conference certification classes and exams will provide the opportunity to earn accreditation. Attendees gain access to professional intelligence helping them reduce costs for their departments and organizations, stay in compliance, and advance in their careers.
For information on sponsoring AP Conference & Expo Fall 2014, please contact Brian Cuthbert - bcuthbert(at)divcom(dot)com. Several AP-focused vendors will populate the main floor at AP Expo Fall 2014. Plus, a formidable roster of speakers will deliver content critical to AP practitioners’ professional development. These speakers represent an array of companies, for example: CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Gap Inc., University of Louisville, and LinkedIn.
About AP Conference & Expo Fall 2014
Through study of world-class accounts payable departments' best practices, attendees of AP Expo Fall 2014 will learn the latest thinking on how to improve their own operations. The latest tools and approaches to save money and avoid fines will be on display and explored at AP Expo Fall 2014, where accounts payable practitioners will find an environment that encourages career advancement and facilitates peer networking. There, they will encounter inspiration from leaders in the field of finance and accounts payable. To receive up-to-date information on the show, anyone, including AP professionals and organizations whose areas of discipline intersect with IOFM's, follow @iofmapexpo.
About the Institute of Finance & Management
The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM) is the leading source and largest provider of tools, resources, research, training, certification programs, and events in the rapidly evolving field of financial operations. IOFM runs three membership networks: The Accounts Payable Network (TAPN), The Accounts Receivable Network (TARN), and The Controller’s Network (TCN). Membership helps professionals advance their careers and organizations improve their processes through access to proprietary information, best practices, and expert insights. In 2014, IOFM will host five events to facilitate education and networking in financial operations including: Accounts Payable Expo East and West, The Controllers Conference & Expo, The AP & P2P Leadership Conference, and The Payments Summit. IOFM is a business unit within Diversified Communications, a global organization operating on four continents and a major independent producer of events and media worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.iofm.com.