Personnel Tools

Eight Secrets for Successful Self-Organization

AP professionals juggle a tremendous number of tasks every day—jobs that often change according to the schedule and time of month. In this article, Beth Hinten, APS, Accounts Payable, CBC Companies (Columbus, OH), shares some success secrets that can help multi-tasking AP professionals stay organized. Hinten is responsible for processing invoices for 32 of her... Read more »
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Five Ways to Add Value to Your AP Position

There’s a lot of talk today about the importance of AP professionals contributing their expertise and talents in new ways to help drive their companies’ success. To get some tips for readers on what AP and controllers can do to gain more status within the organization, IOFM interviewed Mark Matheny, Vice President, Financial Planning and... Read more »
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The AP Professional’s Motivation and Performance Toolkit

One of the hallmarks of good leaders is the ability to inspire employees to be productive, honorable, and quality-oriented. This requires passion, without which true leadership is impossible. The best leaders influence their employees to actively contribute to achieving the organization’s mission. This can be done by showing them where they fit into the big... Read more »
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What Specific Duties Do Today’s AP Departments Handle?

AP departments today deal with a wide range of tasks. But you may be surprised to learn that most do not deal with tasks such as travel or purchasing card administration, foreign currency payments, bank recs, VAT refunds, or escheatment. This is according a survey of over 400 individuals that analyzes data concerning salaries, bonuses,... Read more »
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Motivation Tools That Work

Motivation is an interesting phenomenon. As Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International, writes in Motivating Employees for Dummies, motivation is one of those things we take for granted — until it disappears. Then we notice the impact a lack of motivation can have: declining productivity, careless mistakes, and workers who are bored... Read more »
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AP Job Descriptions

Click on the following job title links for sample job descriptions typical of accounts payable positions. To save to your computer or print a job description template for use in posting a position for your company, go to the AP Tools section of Accounts Payable & Procure-to-Pay Network. Typical Accounts Payable Job Descriptions(click on title... Read more »
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Candidate Rejection Letter

The following copy provides a guide for a rejection letter to a job candidate. The letter should be tailored to comply with your company’s human resources policies and procedures. Click here to obtain a “working” copy of the letter that will allow you to drop in your own specifics and tailoring. Date Name of Candidate... Read more »
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Job Offer Letter

The following copy provides a guide for a job offer letter to a prospective candidate. The letter should be tailored to comply with your company’s human resources policies and procedures. Click here to obtain a working copy of the letter that will allow you to drop in your own specifics and tailoring. Date Name of... Read more »
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Commonly Asked Interview Questions

Following is a list of questions often asked in a job interview for an AP position. This is not an exhaustive list and should be amended and tailored to the specific position your company wants to fill. Describe for me a typical day at your last job? What strengths can you bring to this position?... Read more »
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