AP Expo 2013 Announces PayStream Advisors–led Workshop on Building an Accounts Payable Automation Plan

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Paystream’s Henry Ijams to Lead a Workshop on Day One of the Accounts Payable Conference & Expo

With the guidance Henry provides during this workshop, our attendees have returned to their employers knowing just how to develop and implement a plan to automate their critical processes.

Henry Ijams, APM, managing director of PayStream Advisors, will lead “Get in the Game! How to Build a Winning AP Automation Plan,” one of several concurrent workshops taking place on day one of the 12th Annual Accounts Payable 2013 Conference & Expo®. Scheduled for Oct. 21-24, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV, AP Expo 2013 is an event produced by the Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM), a business unit within Diversified Business Communications. Attendees may register for AP Expo 2013 here. Among the professional education opportunities at AP Expo 2013 will be the Form 1099 Certification Bootcamp and AP Certification Workshop, as well as the related certification exams.

"Henry has presented on this topic before, at AP Expo, eliciting excellent feedback from our attendees," said RD Whitney, executive director of IOFM. "Automation in accounts payable is critical to the AP department’s success. Henry helps attendees to understand the technology that plays into that. With the guidance Henry provides during this workshop, our attendees have returned to their employers knowing just how to develop and implement a plan to automate their critical processes."

A robust accounts payable agenda drives AP Expo 2013, the only AP membership meeting strictly focused on accounts payable education and practical approaches to automation, leadership and process improvements. AP Expo 2013 welcomes Platinum Sponsor Perceptive Software, as well as a long list of sponsors at the Gold and Silver levels, too. Information on how to sponsor the AP Expo 2013 is available.

Covering approval workflow and matching, electronic invoicing, e-payments, and making a business case for automation, Ijams’ workshop will guide attendees through an explanation of the technology available, the most effective tools and straightforward approaches to making the right decisions. PayStream Advisors is a research and consulting firm focused on a Fortune 1000 clientele. Having developed a leadership position in the finance industry, Ijams has more than 25 years of experience. During that time, he has held positions with Citibank and Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Consulting practice and developed several published articles. Treasury & Risk Management, the AFP Journal, Document Management, Financial Times, CFO, the American Banker and others regularly quote Ijams, who holds a BS in Management from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from the UNC Kenan-Flagler School at Chapel Hill.

Others will join Ijams in presenting a series of concurrent workshops on the event’s first day:

Emerging Topics in Accounts Payable at Colleges & Universities
Monday, Oct. 21, 9:00am-4:00pm
Kerry Schmidt, APM (with distinction), Director of Accounting Operations, University of Louisville

Detecting and Preventing Accounts Payable Fraud
Monday, Oct. 21, 9:00am-12:00pm
Chris Doxey, CAPP, CCSA, CISA, Executive Director, IOFM’s Controller’s Certification Program

AP Strategy & Leadership for a Changing Business Environment
Monday, Oct. 21, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Penny S. Weller, PhD, CMA, Global Business Services, North American Practice Lead
The Hackett Group

Ten Critical Success Factors to Launch, Manage and Further Your e-invoicing Project
Monday, Oct. 21, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Susie West, CEO, sharedserviceslink.com

How to Clean Up Your Vendor Master File and Keep It Clean
Monday, Oct. 21, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Jon Casher, APM, President, Casher Associates, Inc.

Achieving Today's Accounts Payable Mandate: Get Profitable!
Monday, Oct. 21, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tom Glassanos, President, Bavelos Group

About AP Expo 2013
Through study of world-class accounts payable departments' best practices, attendees of AP Expo 2013 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 2013, where accounts payable practitioners will find a climate conducive to advancing their professionalism. There, they will network with and draw inspiration from their peers. To receive up-to-date information on the show, anyone, including AP professionals and organizations whose areas of discipline intersect with the IOFM's, follow @AP_Expo.

About the Institute of Finance & Management
Every year, the Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM) produces the Accounts Payable Conference & Expo by drawing on more than two decades' worth of experience. With highly regarded publications, webinars, training tools and seminars, conferences and more, IOFM—recently acquired by Diversified Business Communications—is the leading resource for information and tools across its many areas of focus: Corporate Financial Management; Accounts Payable; Credit, Receivables & Collections; and Corporate Security & Safety. Publishers of newsletters such as Controller's Report and Managing Accounts Payable, IOFM is a teeming source year round of news, benchmarks, strategic thought and best practices for budgeting and cost control management research.

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