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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) 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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Leadership Empowerment and Managing Change, Part II: June 9, 2016: 2:30 - 3:30 pm est - Uncover your own meaning of Leadership, success and powerful ways of being. Ed will share the 5 critical skills necessary to be perceived as a Leader in your organization.  
ACH The Problem with Innovation and Finance: June 16, 2016: 2 - 3 pm est - Recently, being a good accounting and/or finance professional creates problems when it comes to innovation. Join this webinar to learn: why innovation and finance conflicts and how to deal with the conflict.  
Leadership Styles (Pros and Cons): July 7, 2016: 2:30 - 3:30 pm est - This high impact program cultivates the best in your leaders and shows you how to serve as role models to enhance organizational performance.   
E-Invoicing: The Essential First Step to Straight-Through-Processing: July 21, 2016: 2 - 3 pm est - In this webinar, learn about a recently released white paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on the challenges and opportunities facing U.S. businesses in expanding the use and adoption of e-Invoicing.
Creating Influence and Impact to All Generations: August 11, 2016: 2:30 - 3:30 pm - Financial professionals need to be perceived as leaders in any organization and/or any industry, so you have to have the ability to influence others.  
Get Prepared Now: Form 1099 and 1042-S Changes for 2017: August 18, 2016: 2 - 3 pm est - Come spend an informative hour learning about critical changes for Form 1099 and 1042-S reporting in 2017.  Earlier deadlines and increased penalties mean it is critical to spend time now understanding these changes and getting prepared for tax reporting season.  
Project Wings: Delta's Flight Plan to Outsource AP and AR from ATL to MNL: October 20, 2016: 2 - 3 pm est - Outsourcing AP and AR functions can be a smooth flight but you may encounter rough air and turbulence if your flight is not carefully planned. This session will cover Delta's steps used to outsource it's AP and AR functions offshore, navigating through the transition, and lessons learned along the way.  
Approved Payables Finance - an Overview: November 17, 2016: 1:30 - 2:30 est - The efficiencies created as a result of electronic ordering and invoicing have created a new opportunity for P2P teams to add value in their organizations. Implementation of Approved Payables Finance (a Supply Chain Finance solution) allows organizations to leverage the value locked in AP for the benefit of both buyer and seller.  
Buyer Initiated Payments: Fully Automated Card Payments: December 15, 2016: 2 - 3 pm est - Eliminate payment frustration by learning from ePayables experts who see $125,000 card transactions being processed regularly.  
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