AP Expo 2013 Announces Workshop on the Critical Success Factors to Launching, Managing and Furthering an e-Invoicing Project

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The 12th Annual Accounts Payable 2013 Conference & Expo is an AP membership meeting focused strictly on education, automation, leadership and process improvements for the accounts payable function.

Every year IOFM strives to provide attendees of AP Expo with a diverse cross-section of accounts payable–related ideas and best-practices applicable to as many industries as possible.

At the 12th Annual Accounts Payable 2013 Conference & Expo, Kerry Schmidt, APM (with distinction), director of accounting operations at University of Louisville, will lead a workshop titled “Emerging Topics in Accounts Payable at Colleges & Universities,” one of several taking place concurrently on day one of the event. Scheduled for Oct. 21-24, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV, AP Expo 2013 is produced by the Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM), a business unit within Diversified Business Communications. Attendees, who may register for AP Expo 2013 by clicking here, will have access to several professional education opportunities, including the Form 1099 Certification Bootcamp and AP Certification Workshop, as well as their related certification exams.

"With her expertise leading accounts payable in an educational institution, Kerry Schmidt brings an interesting, important perspective to AP Expo 2013," said RD Whitney, executive director of the IOFM. “Every year, IOFM strives to provide attendees of AP Expo with a diverse cross-section of accounts payable–related ideas and best-practices applicable to as many industries as possible.”

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.

Accounts payable departments at higher education institutions face myriad challenges peculiar to the educational environment. This all-day workshop will explain how these organizations can manage a variety of scenarios, circumstances and tools—e.g., mobile technology, prepaid card technology, payment of foreign nationals and foreign vendors, automation, AP metrics and more.

Schmidt has been at the University of Louisville for the past 10 years, with responsibilities for oversight of all accounts payable and travel functions for the University, as well as all business functions within the Controller’s Office—along the way spearheading various technological advancements. Over her 18 year career, she has also held senior positions in accounts receivable and customer service. Schmidt received her IOFM certification in February 2012 and led eight others on her staff to do likewise—two with distinction. Kerry received a Bachelor of Science in Business/Accounting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and her Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Louisville.

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

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

Detecting and Preventing Accounts Payable Fraud
Monday, Oct. 21, 9:00am-12:00noon
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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