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:

Free webinar: 5 New Year's Resolutions That Can Benefit Every AP Department
Thursday, January 15, 2015 • 2pm-3pm
Save more money. Get in shape. Work on your relationships. These are New Year's resolutions that many people set for themselves. But accounts payable departments can benefit from these types of resolutions as well. During this interactive webinar, attendees will learn five resolutions that can help every accounts payable department be more effective and efficient in 2015 and beyond. The webinar will weave together exclusive IOFM research and real-world case study examples. Learn more & register: Click Here

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.

Accounts Payable Certification & Training

Certification: Designed to help Accounts payable professionals meet standards, demonstrate proficiency and gain recognition. Learn more

Training: The Accounts Payable Network can tailor a training program to fit your requirements. Contact us at, or 866.827.6389.

A Note to CFOs, Controllers and Directors of Accounts Payable

CPE TAPN is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site:

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