In most organizations, the financial operations department is faced with demanding and competing priorities for the last several months of the current fiscal year and the first couple months of the… Read More
Q. I currently work for a firm that just implemented their first ERP system - Oracle Cloud.  Prior to this, I directed AP at large companies, so it's been challenging for me adjusting to working… Read More
Judy Bicking and Linda Sisko share ideas for motivating your AP staff. In an IOFM poll, 50 percent of the respondents said that morale in their AP department was "good" or "great." That puts AP… Read More
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 ensure the company's invoices are paid on time -… Read More
By Nicole Caley, APM, MBA In accounts payable operations, debits will always be debits, and credits will always be credits. The parameters of AP and accounting are reasonably well-defined. Of course,… Read More
AP managers do amazing things, yet many do not receive the respect or credibility the position warrants. What does it take to gain that respect? And what can an AP manager do to demonstrate he or she… Read More

Q. (cont.) Has anyone posted about anything they have done within their teams to boost morale and

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If your department has a limited budget—or no budget at all—for team-building, but you want to do something to boost morale and build relationships, what do you do? A member asked us this… Read More
A survey by Robert Half reveals that the greatest challenge for finance professionals when working with other departments is learning to interact with a variety of cultures. Respondents were asked,… Read More
“If there is one thing I would like to tell all leaders at all levels and in all industries,” says author Todd Patkin, in addressing the issue of employee morale, “it’s that you have nothing… Read More

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