Career Development


Q.What would you advise for an AP Specialist who is looking to transition into a supervisory role?  A. (Answered by the IOFM Advisory Panel) ----- Use 1-1s to demonstrate interest on learning new… Read More
Q. I am working on a project for my Accounts Payable team in regards to compensation and growth. We are looking at is making the AP Specialist position tiered to allow for growth and… Read More
By Pam Miller, APMD In a department like AP, staff members need to cooperate to complete daily tasks. Working so closely together, there is a tendency to share personal information about spouses,… Read More
By Pam Miller, APMD - Managers who have mastered the arts of delegation and empowerment are likely to find that their staffs outperform those of managers who have not done so. Delegation is an… Read More

An IOFM member recently asked the following question, and the editorial staff at IOFM followed up with members and Advisory Panelists to see if there were indeed any "funny" stories out there to

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By Pam Miller, APMD It’s a well-known fact that AP folks like to eat. Birthdays, celebrations of accomplishments, even extremely tough days all call for food. So what better way to construct a… Read More
Most AP departments are staffed by groups of people who may or may not have anything in common besides the fact that they work together. AP staffers may be young with little actual work experience,… Read More
Raising AP’s status in the eyes of others, particularly management, is not an easy task, as just about any AP professional will tell you. One AP interviewee recently said: "You have to really love… Read More
David A. Brookmire, President Corporate Performance Strategies - Many of you know from experience that the recruiting and selection process is sometimes more of an art than a science. There is an… Read More
Tracy Zurcher, APM, District Manager, Atlantic District at FedEx Ground CPC, is passionate about AP staff motivation and engagement. “All of AP’s processes build upon one another and rely on the… Read More

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