Translated certification offerings open the door for so many other F&A leaders who want their teams and service providers in areas where English is not the primary business language to become AP or AR Certified alongside their global co-workers.
Portland, Maine (PRWEB) August 05, 2015
The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM) is pleased to announce that its popular Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable certification programs are now available in Spanish and Simple Chinese. These programs provide critical training to AP and AR managers and specialists, including proven best practices for excelling in today’s complex business environment.
The newly-available translated programs include the Accredited Payables Specialist and Accredited Payables Manager Certification Programs, as well as the Accredited Receivables Specialist and Accredited Receivables Manager Certifications. All include a translated study guide, a 90 to 120-minute training video with subtitles, and a supplementary PowerPoint. Each certification course concludes with a comprehensive 90-minute exam.
Today’s business climate requires US companies’ AP and AR departments to function in an increasingly global manner, and IOFM’s AP and AR certification programs have evolved in step. To date, the programs have trained more than 15,000 financial operations professionals in over 50 countries, including some of India and Eastern Europe’s largest shared service centers. Translating the programs to Spanish and Simple Chinese was a natural progression.
“Organizations seeking to be best-in-class today are increasingly investing in and developing their teams globally,” said Brian Cuthbert, Executive Director of IOFM. “Translating these certification programs into Simple Chinese and Spanish is another strategic investment by IOFM - one that strengthens our position in the market as the leading provider of financial operations training and education.”
Both programs are taught by renowned leaders in the AR and AP fields. The Accounts Payable instructor is Pam Miller, who served as BMC Select’s longtime Director of AP and is a recognized innovator in the field of AP-related technologies. The course is informed by Miller’s real-world expertise with AP elements such as EDI, imaging and workflow, purchasing cards and audit related issues. The Accounts Receivable training is led by Judy Bicking, a 27-year Johnson & Johnson Global Business Services veteran who has been recognized as a leader in credit management and a pioneer of procure-to-pay.
“Right now, Captive Global Business Services Centers and BPO Service Providers are keenly focused on investing fully in their global workforces, echoing the investments they have made in technology over the last decade or so,” said Susan Bova-Fasano, Director of Global & Strategic Accounts at IOFM. “Our translated certification offerings open the door for so many other F&A leaders who want their teams and service providers in areas where English is not the primary business language to become AP or AR Certified alongside their global co-workers.”
For more information on these new AP and AR certification programs, contact Susan Bova-Fasano, Director of Strategic Global Accounts, at 207-842-5673 or visit http://www.theaccountspayablenetwork.com/global-certification/translated-spanish-chinese.
The Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) is the leading organization providing training, education and certification programs specifically for professionals in Accounts Payable, Procure to Pay and Order to Cash, as well as key tax and compliance resources for Global and Shared Services professionals, Controllers and their F&A teams.
With a universe of over 100,000 financial operations professionals, growing certification and membership programs, and a keen understanding of the issues and content needs critical to the profession, IOFM is the trusted source of information in the rapidly evolving and ever-changing field of financial operations.