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The Institute of Financial Operations is a non-profit, membership-based professional association serving the entire financial operations ecosystem, with a particular focus on the accounts payable discipline 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) announces the inaugural 2018 SouthEast Regional Forum: Please join us in Atlanta, GA at the 2018 SouthEast Regional Forum. Read more about the event, here.
The Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) announces four new board members: The IFO is happy to announce four new members have joined our board. Read the full press release, here.

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.

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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Managing the Fun Stuff:  How to Hire the Best Employees and Motivate Them to Succeed

April 19, 2018: 2 to 3 p.m. EDT 
Have you ever hired a great candidate whose evil twin showed up to work for you? How did that happen? Maybe you interviewed for a job you were perfect for and didn't get it. Why? How much fun would it be to manage and work with a team of motivated, happy individuals?

SouthEast Regional Forum (SERF)
April 20, 2018: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT

This day-long event includes a full agenda of networking opportunities, educational presentations, and interactive discussions that offer insights into emerging trends, best practices, and compliance; all while earning NASBA CPE credits.

Mobile Apps: Advancing Commercial Card Programs Forward 

Thursday, May 17, 2018; 2 to 3 p.m. EDT

According to comScore's 2017 Cross Platform Future in Focus report, the average American adult (18+) spends 2 hours, 51 minutes on their smartphone every day. Companies can now leverage what is already in the hands of their employees, their smart phone, to administer card programs and adhere to regulatory requirements. Mobile technology for cards can now meet the growing expectations of a consumer experience with the stringent control of a corporate card program.


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Onsite training programs
Accounts Payable
, Operational Review, Certification


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