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.
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
Live Review Instructors
Nicole 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 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.