SOURCE: The Accounts Payable Network

The Accounts Payable Network

April 26, 2011 11:11 ET

Introducing Accounts Payable ProTrain: A 3-level Multi-Media Training Program for Accounts Payable Personnel

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Apr 26, 2011) - The Accounts Payable Network today introduced Accounts Payable ProTrain, an in-depth online training program for accounts payable processors, managers, controllers and directors. AP ProTrain is available 24/7 via the Internet so organizations can train accounts payable personnel on their schedule -- from anywhere around the world.

Demands on accounts payable continue to increase. AP is tasked with a wide variety of functions ranging from handling and processing paper invoices, to designing and managing automated workflow systems, to interacting daily with suppliers and company employees. AP is also responsible for complying with literally thousands of increasingly complex governmental regulations and preventing onerous penalties for non-compliance. Today, training and motivating the AP team has never been more important.

Investing in the AP team with consistent, well-designed and measurable training programs not only enhances an organization's image by demonstrating care and increased career focus -- which helps reduce errors and turnover -- but also provides a stable, controllable and transparent platform from which to assure competency requirements are met.

AP ProTrain's three-level certificate program goes deep and provides complete detailed instructions on the entire procure-to-pay process to improve and enhance AP knowledge and skills. The curriculum contains written examples, real-life scenarios using actual source documents, case studies, quizzes, video and audio clips and a final exam at the end of each course to ensure students have mastered basic, intermediate and advanced AP concepts and best practices.

3 Levels to Choose From:
AP ProTrain 100: AP Desk Level: Processes & Procedures
AP ProTrain 200: Managing AP: Processes & People
AP ProTrain 300: Managing Transformation & Continual Process Improvement

Each AP ProTrain course has been developed by experienced AP practitioners. From their extensive experience and wide variety of personal experiences training AP staff, they know what AP team members need to know today and how best to ensure comprehension.

"Today's AP leaders and staff members have responsibilities which are increasing rapidly. The ramifications of processing errors, non-adherence to internal controls, non-compliance, cash flow, and supplier and internal relations have significant impacts on operational effectiveness. AP ProTrain provides tremendous assistance to help those executives and managers who are responsible for accounts payable maintain efficient, smooth running and highly effective operations," said Phil Binkow, CEO of The Accounts Payable Network. "AP ProTrain's broad and deep three-level program helps assure that all AP staff members have the current knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to meet organizational goals and objectives."

About the Developer

The Accounts Payable Network (TAPN) is the leading accounts payable resource, serving more than 40,000 finance and accounting professionals with deep and comprehensive resource centers to help them meet today's AP challenges. As the premier resource for executives and managers who oversee accounts payable, TAPN provides access to exclusive deep and comprehensive accounts payable knowledge-bases and tool sets to help drive down costs, increase productivity, reduce risk, avoid compliance-related penalties, ensure high service levels, and maintain necessary internal controls.

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