Accounts Payable

The Complete Accounts Payable Resource for Finance Professionals

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With a network of more than 50,000 AP process owners in the U.S. and around the world, and a host of membership benefits, The Accounts Payable Network (TAPN) is the world's largest AP-focused organization. Representative TAPN Member Organizations. Take a 3 Minute Site Tour now.

TAPN's deep, comprehensive resources for executives and managers who oversee accounts payable give you point-and-click access to an exclusive accounts payable knowledge-base to help:

  • Manage costs
  • Increase productivity
  • Keep current with AP methods and technologies
  • Maintain vital internal controls
  • Avoid compliance-related penalties
  • Assure current policies
  • Get answers to urgent questions
  • Gain buy-in

Focus areas include best practices for every AP function; AP metrics and benchmarking data; tax and regulatory compliance; solutions to real world problems; AP automation case studies; member Q&A networking forums, calculators, and more than 300 downloadable, customizable AP policies, flowcharts, templates and internal control checklists.

TAPN’s highly regarded training and certification programs provide AP education and credentialing for accounts payable managers and their staffs.

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1099 Resource Center


IRS Regulation Bootcamp


Upcoming Events

Conferences, Webinars & Seminars:

No-cost Webinar: 2015: The Year You Use Metrics & Benchmarking to Improve AP Performance
Thursday, February 12, 2015 • 2pm-3pm

Earn 1 CEU by attending this webinar! Register Here Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at 2:00PM - 3:00PM EST If your organization is like most companies, your... Read more

AP Certification Training: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Monday, February 16, 2015 • 7pm-7pm

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1042S Reporting Foreign Vendor Payments for 2014
Thursday, February 19, 2015 • 2pm-3pm

Earn 2 CEUs by attending this webinar! Register Here Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 2:00PM - 3:30PM EST Are you ready for IRS reporting of payments made to forei... Read more

Free Webinar: TBD
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • 2pm-3pm

Earn 1 CEU by attending this webinar! More information coming soon.

Keep Track of Your CEUs: Easy Steps to CEU Management
Thursday, February 26, 2015 • 2pm-3pm

Earn 1 CEU by attending this webinar! Register Here IOFM/TAPN will be hosting a live webinar for all AP certification holders. Megan Hall, Certification Manager at IOFM wi... Read more

For many more events, see the Event Calendar.


TAPN offers a complete library of benchmarking reports, guides, research reports and yearbooks designed to keep accounts payable professionals up-to-date and compliant.

Correct Vendor Addresses

Address Verification & Standardization Tool This brand new tool allows you to correct street address errors in your vendor master file and can also help ensure that the vendor is actually located at that address.

TAPN Newsletters

AP Week: TAPN's weekly e-Newsletter highlighting the latest research, valuable tools, and informative continuing education opportunities.

Managing Accounts Payable: Monthly member newsletter featuring in-depth features, case studies, and benchmarks.

AP Monthly Archive: TAPN's hardcopy newsletter. Each issue features a new in-depth accounts payable article and highlights many of the essential resources available to TAPN members.

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