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"Accounts payable is not glorified like other departments that bring in revenue,” says AP Supervisor Michelle Stephens, APM. “We usually go unnoticed unless someone isn't paid on time—or is

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Every AP department aims to get better every day, but it can be daunting to figure out just how to achieve continuous improvement. The AP department at Glatfelter (a global supplier of specialty

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There is nothing like a common goal to unite people. With every member of your accounts payable team working together for the same purpose – to pay invoices efficiently and timely – team members… Read More

When AnnMarie Bartolini, APS, Senior AP Analyst, started her job at FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Torrington, CT), she noticed a problem the first day of her training program. The written manual for the AP

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Temp-to-hire can be a win-win strategy for both AP managers looking to fill open positions and the temps who try out for those positions. The hiring strategy allows an AP manager to see how well a

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Different AP departments have differing responsibilities. And even when comparing AP departments that have the same responsibilities, the job titles and the manner in which work is assigned can be… Read More

In most companies there comes a time of the year when you have to conduct employee performance appraisals. In the past, AP managers may have given this task little attention. But growing productivity

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If one of your younger employees asked if they could come to work at noon because they have an intense yoga class at 10 a.m., how would you react as a manager? What if another employee who has worked

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One of the hallmarks of good leaders is the ability to inspire employees to be productive, honorable, and quality-oriented. This requires passion, without which true leadership is impossible. The… Read More

What truly defines a "best practice" automated AP operation? And what are the practices of the top AP managers who set the standards and outperform others in their industries? Rob DeVincent, Vice

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