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Accounts Payable Specialist Certification – February 2022 Live Online Class

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Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 10am – 4:30pm ET

Special Course Bundle Highlights

Course type: Self-study course ($795) plus 6-hour Live, Online Class via WebEx ($100)

Registration fee: $895 per learner (Member discounts of 10%-20% apply. You are not required to be a Member to enroll.)

Designation Earned: Accredited Payables Specialist (APS)

Designed for: The Accounts Payable Specialist (APS) Certification Program is designed for individuals responsible for executing AP processes. This course can serve as a career catalyst for those new to AP, as well as for those who have been in an AP role for years but who are looking to adopt best practices used by other AP departments.

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Course Description

The Accounts Payable Specialist Certification Program covers AP fundamentals, best practices, and regulatory compliance, all of which are necessary to excel in the accounts payable field. The content is best suited for those below the Manager level.

Key areas of study include: Internal Controls, Tax and Regulatory, Vendor Master File, Invoices, Payments, T&E, Technology and Automation. View complete table of contents here.

Learning objectives for 6-hour supplemental review webinar:

  • Prepare for your APS Certification Final Exam to earn your Accredited Payables Specialist credentials
  • Review peer-tested best practices for each phase of the payment process – from receipt of invoice, through processing and payment.
  • Learn how to mitigate risks stemming from tax laws, as well as T&E-related fraud and abuse.
  • Explore how automation will continue to adjust how you do what you do
  • Receive answers to your questions live from our expert trainers

Course Details

No degree = 3 yrs related work experience; 2-year degree = 2 yrs related work experience; 4-year degree = 1 yr related work experience

Your purchase includes one enrollment in the standalone, self-study APS Certification Program ($795) as well as registration to a one-day supplemental live webinar class with our expert trainers ($100).

The self-study program (accessed via the IOFM.com E-Learning Center) comes with one year of access to the e-textbook, on-demand 4-hour training video, practice quizzes and 3 attempts at the final exam (100 multiple-choice questions, 90 minutes, graded pass/fail).

The supplemental 6-hour webinar (an additional $100 value) is hosted on the WebEx platform. The invitation with login details will be delivered to your email after purchase.

NASBA CPE Credit and IOFM CEU Credit will not be available for this webinar. Learn why here. 

For e-learning course: Most updated version of Google Chrome, a desktop/laptop computer with a functioning speakers and a strong Internet connection. If accessing from a work computer, some companies' VPN/security settings can impede course performance (visit the Help Center for resolutions).

The system requirements for WebEx (host of supplemental review) can be found here.

15 Continuing Education Units per year (approx. 15 hours). Renewal is free as long as CEUs are logged before the Certification expires. Learn more.

IOFM is committed to accessibility. Disability-related accommodation requests for the live event (such as providing live captioning) should be sent to [email protected] by close of business the day before the live webinar. A captioned recording of this webinar can be made available upon request to [email protected].

To cancel your registration for this event, simply contact IOFM Customer Service at [email protected] (or call 207-842-5557) no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled start of the event. You can choose to access the full recorded event, or, your credit may be applied toward the purchase of any IOFM product or interactive event. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with this program, we will provide a full refund — no questions asked!

The supplemental live webinar is an additional $100 value. If you are already enrolled as a self-study learner but interested in attending this review, please contact us to purchase this supplemental review separately.

Live Review Instructors

Nicole CaleyNicole Caley, APM, APSC
Senior Accounts Payable Director, AAR Corporation

Nicole has more than 17 years of diverse and extensive experience within the operational accounting realm. Nicole is currently the Senior Accounts Payable Director at AAR CORP.

As a former Director of Accounts Payable with Ace Hardware Corporation, she lead a 37-person team that ensures the accuracy over $5 billion in payments annually. In her role, Nicole concentrated intensively on Organization Leadership, staff development, and training. She uses her results-oriented, entrepreneurial mindset and leadership ability to drive change. During her career, she has developed a strong work ethic coupled with a strong record of success, and she is passionate about serving, motivating, and inspiring people.

Nicole earned her BA in Accounting, with a Certificate in Forensic Accounting, and then her MBA with a concentration in Organization Development, from Benedictine University.

She is currently the President of the Board of the Chicago Chapter of the Institute of Finance & Management, member Of the Board of Directors for True Mentors, is an active servant & mentor for the True Mentors organization, and volunteers With NFL Alumni – Chicago events. In her free time, she focuses her efforts collaborating with St. Sabina Church, in the Englewood Community on the south side of Chicago, mentoring ladies and participating in community outreach programs.

Nicole’s mission in life is to have an impact on the youth of Chicago and change the world in a positive way.


Gina LiphamGina Lipham, APS, APM, APPM
Accounts Payable Manager, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Gina Lipham is an Accounts Payable manager at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. She has worked in AP for 16 years at both small and large companies. She has experience with Procure-2-Pay and Cost Accounting.

Gina has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Forensic Accounting.

She has obtained the APS, APM and APPM certifications through IOFM.


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Member Pricing: IOFM Member e-learning discounts of 10-20% apply. Make sure that you are logged in before proceeding with your registration for the discount to be applied automatically in cart.
Enrolling Others: This special bundle is designed to enroll you, the purchaser, in the self-study course and in the live, online training. To enroll groups or to purchase this bundle on behalf of someone else, please contact us.
Register as a self-study learner only: The self-study course can be purchased alone year-round. Enroll yourself and/or your team in the APS course without the supplemental review here.

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