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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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AP Must Now Insist on a W-9 from Exempt Corporations
AP Best Practices | Vendor Master File
FATCA requires that U.S. companies collect and validate specific pieces of information, such as non-U.S. taxpayer identification numbers, from their non-U.S. payees or withhold 30 percent of their payments. Penalties for not complying are steep. In addition to the potential for interest and penalties, the organizations that fail to do the withholding must also pay the tax they should have withheld.
keyAP Must Now Insist on a W-9 from Exempt Corporations






“T&E
OIG Vendor Checks: Another Effective Way to Combat Fraud
AP Best Practices | Vendor Master File
Michelle Beall, Payables and Corporate Ops Manager of Nexion Health Management asks: "Does your organization conduct Office of Inspector General (OIG) checks?"
keyOIG Vendor Checks: Another Effective Way to Combat Fraud










“T&E
Get Bills Paid on Time, Every Time
AP Best Practices | Processes
At Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Tarrytown, NY, Senior AP Coordinator Delbra Alexander-Blount and her coworkers take paying bills on time very seriously and aim for 100-percent on-time payment. Here are some of the steps they take to make sure bills are paid on time.
keyGet Bills Paid on Time, Every Time






“T&E
Are Checks Here to Stay? No Way!
AP Best Practices | Payments
AP often hears concerns about the security threat of sending banking and payment information "through the air." There are also concerns about a loss of float and a loss of control. In addition, there is a concern about logistics, such as how to add additional review to large payments, make changes in software, or make changes in bank statement reconciliation processes.
keyAre Checks Here to Stay? No Way!






“T&E
How to Maintain Accurate Coding for the General Ledger/Chart of Accounts
AP Best Practices | Processes
The Chart of Accounts is the comprehensive listing of all the accounts that comprise the General Ledger and contains thousands of codes. Here are some key steps that AP can follow to ensure that all coding is handled properly.
keyHow to Maintain Accurate Coding for the General Ledger/Chart of Accounts






“T&E
Process Unclaimed Property Correctly and Avoid Penalties
Escheatment | Problems & Solutions
State laws governing the reporting of unclaimed property are varied and complex, but in order to avoid penalties and interest, AP managers must ensure that outstanding items are properly identified and either resolved or reported. Here are some steps to help AP managers avoid potentially steep penalties.
keyProcess Unclaimed Property Correctly and Avoid Penalties






“T&E
12 Advantages of an Automated T&E System
Travel and Entertainment Expense
In response to this question from a fellow member: "I am looking at travel and expense automation. Currently, we are using an excel template for entering the information and then asking people to submit all their original receipts. What benefits can I expect from an automated T&E system?" – our AP Advisory Panelists share their ideas and experiences with automated T&E systems.
key12 Advantages of an Automated T&E System






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Upcoming Events
Conferences, Webinars & Seminars:

Accounts Payable Certification Training
One-day Online training • November 19, 2014
The Accounts Payable Network presents a live online Accounts Payable Certification training class with Pam Miller. Whether you are just a beginner or a seasoned AP professional, The Accounts Payable Certification program proves you are serious and knowledgeable about your job.

Accounts Payable Certification Training
Two-day Online training • December 15 & 16, 2014
The Accounts Payable Network presents a live online Accounts Payable Certification training class with Judy Bicking. Whether you are just a beginner or a seasoned AP professional The Accounts Payable Certification program proves you are serious and knowledgeable about your job.

For many more events, see the Event Calendar.

Research/Guides/Services

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

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

AP Monthly Archive: TAPN's former hardcopy newsletter. Each issue features an 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 mhall@divcom.com, or 207-842-5583.

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: www.nasba.org
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