The Institute of Financial Operations is a non-profit, membership-based professional association serving the financial operations ecosystem, with a particular focus on the accounts payable discipline. 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, FL, with affiliates in the U.S., and Canada, 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 50,000, which includes 9,000 members and customers, and an additional 41,000 financial operations professionals.


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Upcoming Events


2019 Certification Term Expiration

Sunday, June 30, 2019: Individuals whose certification term is expiring this year will need to renew before June 30th


Nobody Left Behind

Thursday, July 18, 2019; 2 to 3 p.m. EDT


Accounts Payable Recovery Audits - A Deeper Dive

Thursday, August 15, 2019; 2 to 3 p.m. EDT


Fall 2019 Certification Testing Window

Registration Deadline: August 16, 2019


Canada Local Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, September 17, 2019; 11 a.m. to noon MDT


Leading with the Brain in Mind

Thursday, September 20, 2019; 2 to 3 p.m. EDT


Form 1042 and 1042-S Leading Practices

Thursday, October 17, 2019; 2 to 3 p.m. EDT


AFP 2019

October 20-23 in Boston, MA


Spring 2020 Certification Testing Window

Registration Deadline: February 14, 2020


Certification programs

Earn your CAPP or CAPA designation

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What's Happening?

Billtrust Partners with Comdata as Business Payments Network Continues to Scale. Read article here.

New Survey: AP Customer Service SurveySubmit your response here.

Overwhelming Number of Internet Users now Fear Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft and Account Takeover -- and Most are Right. Read article here.

The Institute announces exclusive, highly discounted rates to AFP 2019 Conference for IFO Members. Read more about the event here.

2019 FON Vendor Onboarding Survey ReportView more information here.

Metafile Information Systems and ACOM Solutions form Strategic Partnership: View more information here.

2019 AFP Fraud and Control Survey Report: View more information here.

White Paper: 10 Proven Steps to Accounts Payable Automation Success: View more information here.

City Treasurer Tricked Into Wiring $100K US to Fraudster.
Read more here.

Stand Out from the Crowd by Earning Your CAPP/CAPA. According to a study released by the U.S. Department of Labor, individuals who hold a professional certification or license have higher earnings than those who don't among all education levels. Read more here.

Microsoft Dynamics Users Drowning in Paper in Accounts Payable Operations. Survey Shows Low Levels of AP Automation Among Dynamics ERP Users, Making AP More Tactical, Less Strategic than Peers. Read more here.

Read Why FLEETCOR bought Nvoicepay, here.

NICE Robotic Automation Expands Partnership with ABBYY, Offering the Most Comprehensive End to End Digitization of Business Processes. Read more, here.

The Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) announces the date for the 2019 SouthEast Regional Forum: Please join us in Atlanta, GA at the 2019 SouthEast Regional Forum. Read more about the event, here.

2019 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical, and Moving Announced. View updated rates, here.

White Paper: Eradicating Invoice Exceptions. View more information, here.

New Columbia Business School study finds that 26 percent of perpetrators of financial reporting misconduct – largely CEOs and CFOs – experience an overall gain: Read more here.

Wolters Kluwer Empowers Tax & Accounting Firms to Proactively Engage Clients Through Intelligent Predictive Analytics with CCH Axcess iQ: Empowering Professionals to Take Advantage of Automation to Focus on Strategic Advisory Services. Read more here.

The Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) has released the newly updated CAPA manual and review series: Check out the new CAPA manual and review series with updated content. You can purchase these items, here.
IRS Warns of Scam: Read the full news article here.