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The Institute of Financial Operations is a membership-based professional association serving the entire financial operations ecosystem, with a particular focus on the accounts payable and accounts receivable disciplines and the related fields of information management and data capture. The Institute grew out of the merger of four associations: International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP), International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP), the National Association of Purchasing and Payables (NAPP), and The Association for Work Process Improvement (TAWPI).

Based in Orlando, Fla., with affiliates in the U.S., Canada, and the UK, The Institute serves as a global voice, chief advocate, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, and principal educator for people in financial operations. The Institute has a community of nearly 70,000, which includes 9,000 members and customers, and an additional 61,000 financial operations professionals.



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The Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) welcomes Data Dimensions as a 2015 silver partner: The IFO is happy to announce Data Dimensions as a silver partner. Read the full press release, here.

The Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) has named Mary Schaeffer its Education Director: The IFO is happy to announce their new Education Director. Read the full press release, here.

The Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) has named Ken Brown its CEO and appoints 2014-2015 Board of Directors: Ken Brown has been named Chief Executive Office (CEO) and appoints a new Board of Directors. Read the full press release, here.

The Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) has named Mary Schaeffer its Editor-in-Chief: In her new position the nationally recognized accounts payable expert will be responsible for overseeing the quarterly publication, Financial Ops Magazine. Read the full press release, here.

Healthcare Claims Payment Automation: Do 2014 government mandates mean more pressure for healthcare payers — or increased opportunity? Before you decide, download a free white paper.

Receivables Document Management: Many companies still manually match funds to open invoices, but there has to be a better way. Download a free white paper on Taking the Pain Put of Payment Processing.

Debunking the Myths of AP Automation in the Cloud: Do you want to automate your AP but think it will take too long, cost too much, or just not fit your company? Before you decide, download this free white paper.

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How to Use Accounts Payable Automation for Fraud Prevention and Risk Management: Thursday, August 25, 2015: Determining how to structure your business process and supporting technology to incorporate audit controls is essential, and this 60-minute webinar will explore the best ways to accomplish these goals and offer tips for mitigating the risk of fraud. Webinar attendees will hear real-life examples of fraudulent payment requests experienced at a major company and learn how accounts payable (AP) automation helped reduce the risk of having processors adhere to these requests. Joe Zulich, Manager of Accounting Operations at White-Rodgers (a division of Emerson), and Brandon Loeschner, National Practice Leader at Rubin Brown, are both experts in this area. They will take part in a panel discussion moderated by DataServ Founder/CEO Jeff Haller that will, among other things, present a comprehensive overview about the common fraud risk areas for AP departments.  
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