AP Expo 2013 Announces That Attendees Have Two Opportunities to Take a Form 1099 Bootcamp and Certification Training Class, Along With the Test for Related Accreditation

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The Institute of Finance & Management’s 12th Annual Accounts Payable 2013 Conference & Expo offers attendees several opportunities to further their professional education.

AP Expo 2013 features several opportunities for professional to further their education.

The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM), a business unit within Diversified Business Communications, has announced an education module that will be available for attendees on the first and final days of the 12th Annual Accounts Payable 2013 Conference & Expo. Marianne Couch, JD, principal of Cokala Tax Information Reporting Solutions, LLC, will lead the Form 1099 Bootcamp & Certification Training Class. An optional, related certification exam is available for anyone to take onsite or at a later date, online. Attendees may register here for AP Expo 2013, scheduled for Oct. 21-24, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV.

"AP Expo 2013 features several opportunities for professionals to further their education," said RD Whitney, executive director of IOFM. "Marianne Couch is a 1099 expert, and AP Expo is fortunate to have her returning to teach this class yet another year. We encourage attendees who need to this training to take it."

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.

For a number of reasons, e-invoicing projects fail. West’s workshop will afford attendees the opportunity to discuss their own situations, capabilities and limitations. Examining what an organization must do in order to succeed, she and they will explore how the 10 critical success factors can be worked into various organizations’ circumstances.

West, who sold e-invoicing technology for five years in Europe and the United States, began her career at a conference company, where she established a division focused on shared services events. With 12 years of professional experience behind her, she later founded sharedserviceslink.com, the leading community and information provider in the shared services space, and speaks at several industry events annually.

Concurrent to West’s, others will present several workshops on AP Expo 2013’s first day:

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

Get in the Game! How to Build a Winning AP Automation Plan
Monday, Oct. 21, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Henry Ijams, APM, Managing Director, PayStream Advisors

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

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

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

Achieving Today's Accounts Payable Mandate: Get Profitable!
Monday, Oct. 21, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
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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