The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM) Announces That AP Expo Fall 2014 Will Feature Various Workshops Relevant to Accounts Payable

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AP Expo Fall 2014, IOFM’s Gathering for AP Professionals, Takes Place Oct. 26-29 at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV

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At IOFM we focus our attention on offering content that really makes a difference in accounts payable practitioners’ careers.

The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM), a business unit within Diversified Communications, has announced that an array of pre-conference workshops will be available to attendees of the Fall 2014 Accounts Payable Conference & Expo. Topics cover many areas of subject matter pertinent to the accounts payable profession. Anyone interested may register for AP Expo Fall 2014, scheduled for Oct. 26-29 at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

“At IOFM we focus our attention on offering content that really makes a difference in accounts payable practitioners’ careers,” said RD Whitney, executive director, IOFM. “No exception to this effort is AP Expo Fall 2014, where we are proud to offer attendees a series of workshops covering a kaleidoscope of topics pertinent to the AP profession.”

The first day of AP Expo Fall 2014 will feature the following in-depth workshops run by experts in their fields of discipline:

Judy Bicking, APM, AP & Procure-to-Pay Consultant and Former Director
Johnson & Johnson's AP Shared Services
Topic: Best Strategies for Developing a Top AP Automation Plan

John Casher, Founder
Casher Associates
Topics: How You Can Clean up you Vendor Master File in 30 Days or Less and How to Do an Accounts Payable Process Review

Chris Doxey, CAPP, CCSA, CISA, Executive Director
IOFM Controller’s Certification Program
Topics: Detecting and Preventing Accounts Payable Fraud and Getting the Most Payback from Your P-Card Program

Jerri LS Langer, JD, LLM, Principal
Cokala Tax Information Reporting Solutions, LLC
Topic: Compliance Strategies: Form 1042 S and Foreign Vendor Reporting

Kerry Schmidt, APM (with distinction), Director of Accounting Operations
University of Louisville
Topic: Emerging Topics in Accounts Payable at Colleges & Universities

Penny Weller, PhD, CMA, Global Business Services, North American Practice Lead
The Hackett Group
Topic: AP Strategy & Leadership for a Continuously Improving Culture

AP Expo Fall 2014 is the only AP membership meeting strictly focused on accounts payable education and practical approaches to automation, leadership and process improvements. It promises workshops and presentations pertinent to AP professionals’ needs. Attendees gain access to professional intelligence helping them reduce costs for their departments and organizations, stay in compliance, and advance in their careers.

For additional information on sponsoring AP Expo Fall 2014, please contact Brian Cuthbert - bcuthbert(at)divcom(dot)com. An array of AP-focused vendors will populate the expo floor, and a lengthy roster of speakers will deliver content essential to accounts payable practitioners’ professional development. Presenting at AP Expo Fall 2014 will be speakers from CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Gap Inc., University of Louisville, LinkedIn, and other organizations, together representing a broad spectrum of industries.

About AP 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

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