As much as social networking connects us virtually, there is nothing that replaces the relationships we build and the doors we open when we meet and shake hands, and we wanted to do something outside of our conferences for the professionals we serve.
Portland, ME (PRWEB) November 16, 2016
Continuing to advance on its role as the leading community for financial operations professionals worldwide, the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) announced Wednesday that it will launch up to a dozen local networking chapters throughout the United States in 2017. In the program’s first year, IOFM will provide limited funding to the first confirmed chapter, an Illinois group, and 11 additional locations.
A local IOFM presence will enable these financial operations professionals to meet quarterly to network, collaborate, share challenges and solutions, and create stronger financial operations communities.
The program was inspired by IOFM’s Accounts Payable and Procure-to-Pay Conference & Expo attendees, who consistently rate peer-to-peer networking as a main reason for returning to the twice annual educational events. “Already the leading provider of training, education and certification programs for financial operations professionals worldwide, IOFM recognized the need to strengthen collaboration and networking within the financial operations community on a one-to-one level,” said Brian Cuthbert, Executive Director of IOFM. “As much as social networking connects us virtually, there is nothing that replaces the relationships we build and the doors we open when we meet and shake hands, and we wanted to do something outside of our conferences for the professionals we serve.”
To learn more, or to initiate an IOFM chapter in your area, visit http://www.iofm.com/iofm-chapters
The Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) is the leading organization for training, education and certification programs for professionals in accounts payable, procure-to-pay, accounts receivable and order-to-cash. IOFM also provides key tax and compliance resources for global and shared services professionals, controllers and their finance and administration (F&A) teams. IOFM’s membership networks — the AP & P2P Network (http://www.app2p.com) and AR & O2C Network (http://www.aro2c.com) — feature industry research and best practices, metrics and benchmarking data, policies, case studies, tools, templates, and critical compliance and corporate governance resources. The Institute also produces on-demand e-learning resources, including video trainings and web-based seminars. IOFM hosts industry-leading conferences designed to facilitate continuing education and peer networking. These events include the Accounts Payable and Procure-to-Pay Conference and Expo and the Accounts Receivable & Order-to-Cash Conference.
With a universe of over 200,000 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 evolving field of financial operations.