Course type: Self-study course ($895) plus 6-hour Live, Online Class via WebEx ($100)
Registration fee: $995 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.
Live Review Instructor
Nicole Caley, MBA, APM, ARM, APSC
Nicole Caley stands at the forefront of the Operational Accounting world, bringing over 20 years of diverse and extensive experience, using her results- oriented, entrepreneurial mindset and leadership ability to drive change. As current Director Accounts Payable Shared Services with Aspen Dental Management Inc and Founder & President of Payables Solutions Partners, LLC, she not only leads a 11-person remote team that ensures the accuracy over $1 billion in payments annually, she also consults AP teams across the country creating world class AP departments and processes. In her roles, Nicole concentrates intensively on Organizational Leadership, staff development, training, and using technology to advance the world of operational accounting.
As a valued speaker and partner of The Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM), Nicole focuses her workshops on Leadership with sessions focusing on Emotional Intelligence, Conflict management, building and motivating high performing teams, how to make leadership a habit, and the essential soft skills of leadership. In addition to being a respected speaker in the industry, Nicole also teaches certification courses with IOFM for accounts payable, accounts receivable, procure-to-pay, and order-to-cash.
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 has served for the last 4 years as the President of the Board of the Illinois Chapter of IOFM. In 2016 she was awarded AP Director of the Year for companies over $1 billion by the Institute of Finance & Management. In 2018 Nicole was awarded Top Professional of the Year in Finance & Management by The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), and in 2019 was awarded Empowered Woman of the Year by IAOTP where she was featured in Top Industry Professional Magazine.