PORTLAND, ME (PRWEB) June 22, 2016
AP & P2P Network announces its sixth annual AP & P2P Spotlight Awards. The awards, developed in 2010, recognize noteworthy achievements and outstanding efforts in financial operations. An awards ceremony announcing the winners will be held on Wednesday, October 26, at the Accounts Payable & Procure-to-Pay Conference & Expo (October 24-26, 2016).
A total of four awards are open for nomination until August 1, 2016: AP Manager of the Year; AP Department of the Year; P2P Manager of the Year; and P2P Department of the Year. Nominations may be submitted by any person who wishes to recognize an Accounts Payable or Procure-to-Pay leader or department believed to go above and beyond the call of duty and believed to help their organization reduced costs associated with accounting processes.
“The AP and P2P functions are a critical component of every business, yet the hard work involved often goes under-recognized,” said Brian Cuthbert, Executive Director of IOFM. “If your organization’s payables process is running smoothly, that means the people behind that process are a cut above average – and they deserve to be recognized for fulfilling such a tall order,” he added.
Nomination guidelines define a qualifying AP or P2P Manger as one who demonstrates excellent leadership skills, makes significant positive changes to their department, and implements new technologies that incur significant operational savings. Likewise, a qualifying AP or P2P department demonstrates excellent customer service, successfully streamlines processes and new technologies, and has recently cut costs resulting in better cash flow. Qualifying managers and departments are encouraged to nominate themselves.
Winners of each category will be recognized at an awards luncheon on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 during the final day of IOFM’s AP & P2P Conference & Expo, October 24-26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Each will receive complimentary registration to attend the conference. Experts from the AP & P2P Network and IOFM will review submissions and select award winners. For more information, go to iofm.com/spotlight-awards.
The Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) is the leading organization providing training, education and certification programs specifically for professionals in Accounts Payable, Procure-to-Pay, Accounts Receivable and Order-to-Cash, as well as key tax and compliance resources for Global and Shared Services professionals, Controllers and their F&A teams.
IOFM has certified nearly 20,000 financial operations professionals worldwide through its four certification programs. These programs include Accredited Payables Specialist or Manager (U.S. and Canadian specific versions available), Accredited Receivables Specialist or Manager and Certified Professional Controller. The globally recognized AP & AR certifications are available in English, Simple Chinese and Spanish.
IOFM’s membership networks, the AP & P2P Network (www.app2p.com) and AR & O2C Network (www.tarn.com), feature industry research and best practices, metrics and benchmarking data, policies, case studies, tools, templates, and critical compliance and corporate governance resources. The Institute also produces on-demand e-learning resources including video trainings and web-based seminars.
IOFM hosts industry-leading conferences designed to facilitate continuing education and peer networking. These events include the Accounts Payable and Procure-to-Pay Conference and Expo (Spring and Fall), and the Accounts Receivable & Order-to-Cash Conference.
With a universe of over 100,000 financial operations professionals, growing certification and membership programs, and a keen understanding of the issues and content needs critical to the profession, IOFM is the trusted source of information in the rapidly evolving field of financial operations.