SOURCE: Institute of Finance and Management

Institute of Finance and Management

January 16, 2014 11:00 ET

The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM) Announces Annual Accounts Payable 2014 Conference & Expo

The Spring Session of the Country's Most Comprehensive AP Event Will Take Place April 6-9 in Alexandria, VA

PORTLAND, ME--(Marketwired - Jan 16, 2014) - The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM) has announced the Accounts Payable Conference & Expo®: April 6-9, 2014, at Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, VA. The event is the only AP membership meeting that strictly focuses on accounts payable education and practical approaches to automation, leadership, and process improvements in a peer-to-peer setting. The 2014 event includes over 30 sessions, 4 tracks, 10 workshops and 2 certification programs.

"Compliance is an ever-changing game," said RD Whitney, executive director of the IOFM. "The demand keeps growing for better practices and more efficient ways to implement those practices. AP professionals want to learn from their peers and from leaders in the industry. We bring those leaders to AP Expo, and it stimulates an amazing exchange of knowledge and ideas. Attendees walk away with the skills to work smarter and to be better at what they do."

The agenda includes featured speakers Paul Finke, Senior Director - Payables & Revenue Accounting at Gap Inc., Gavin Patchell, Director - Payables at Gap Inc., and Pam Jazwiakowski, CPA Director - Accounts Payable at AT&T, as well as presentations from AP professionals at JetBlue, LinkedIn, Whole Foods and AP leaders in the industries of travel, higher education, health care and retail.

AP Expo also offers pre- and post-conference workshops and opportunities to earn certification credentials as an Accredited Payables Specialist (APS) or an Accredited Payables Manager (APM). Those who register before January 31st will save $200 on the standard event registration fee. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available; interested vendors can contact for information.

Event in Brief:
What: Accounts Payable Conference & Expo: Spring 2014
When: April 6-9, 2014
Where: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center - Alexandria, VA
Who: Accounts payable professionals
Why: Learn best practices and strategies for compliance, network, build departmental efficiency and improve AP operations
Info & Registration:

About the Institute of Finance & Management
The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM) is the leading source and largest provider of tools, resources, research, training, certification programs, and events in the rapidly evolving field of financial operations. IOFM runs three membership networks: The Accounts Payable Network (TAPN), The Accounts Receivable Network (TARN), and The Controller's Network (TCN). Membership helps professionals advance their careers and organizations improve their processes through access to proprietary information, best practices, and expert insights. In 2014, IOFM will host five events to facilitate education and networking in financial operations including: Accounts Payable Expo East and West, The Controllers Conference & Expo, The AP & P2P Leadership Conference, and The Payments Summit. IOFM is a business unit within Diversified Communications, a global organization operating on four continents and a major independent producer of events and media worldwide. For more information, visit

Contact Information

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    Anna Motuz
    Events & Marketing Coordinator
    (678) 894-4576
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