Our goal is to provide education and networking to all payables professionals, regardless of the sophistication of their technology, industry, and department size
Portland, ME (PRWEB) December 06, 2016
The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM) has announced the full conference program for the spring 2017 Accounts Payable & Procure-to-Pay Conference & Expo, taking place from May 7-9, 2017 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts®, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The event schedule kicks off on Sunday, May 7 with a selection of pre-conference workshops and certification classes, providing in-depth analysis of key topics related to payables processing and strategy. Workshops and certifications are available to conference attendees by paying an additional fee. Main conference sessions begin at 4:15pm on Sunday, May 7 with peer-to-peer roundtable sessions and an opening reception in the exhibit hall. Over 65 automation solution providers will be demonstrating products and answering questions during exhibit hours.
Conference sessions continue on Monday, May 8 with an opening keynote followed by a full day of breakout sessions on the following topics: AP Fundamentals & Best Practices; Payments; Leadership; Automation Cast Studies; Operations & Compliance; Shared Services & GBS. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other practitioners during attendee breakfast, lunch, breaks between sessions, and a second reception in the exhibit hall on Monday evening.
The last day of the main conference program concludes on Tuesday, May 9 with networking breakfast; an Awards presentation for the Tom Nichols Excellence Award – bestowed upon one individual who has demonstrated career-long extraordinary achievement; four more breakout session periods interspersed with breaks in the exhibit hall; attendee luncheon; and a second block of peer-to-peer roundtable discussion. Tuesday’s activities conclude at 3:30pm EDT.
IOFM will conduct post-conference Certification and Workshops the following day on Wednesday, May 10. Post-conference programs are available to attendees who pay an additional fee.
“This is the most robust conference program we’ve ever put together,” said Brian Cuthbert, Executive Director of IOFM. “Our goal is to provide education and networking to all payables professionals, regardless of the sophistication of their technology, industry, and department size.”
The full conference agenda is now available at iofm.com/conference-spring. Registration is currently open, with the earliest pricing deadline expiring on December 30, 2016.
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, Accounts Receivable and Order-to-Cash, as well as key tax and compliance resources for Global and Shared Services professionals, Controllers and their F&A teams.
IOFM has certified nearly 20,000 financial operations professionals worldwide through its four certification programs. These programs include Accredited Payables Specialist or Manager (U.S. and Canadian specific versions available), Accredited Receivables Specialist or Manager and Certified Professional Controller. The globally recognized AP & AR certifications are available in English, Simple Chinese and Spanish.
IOFM’s membership networks, the AP & P2P Network (http://www.app2p.com) and AR & O2C Network (http://www.tarn.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 (Spring and Fall), and the Accounts Receivable & Order-to-Cash Conference.
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 field of financial operations.