Certified
Accounts Payable
Specialist (CAPS)

The CAPS course is stage one of two in the Certified Accounts Payable Practitioner (CAPP) programme and is designed for both experienced Accounts Payable and wider finance professionals, along with those looking to begin a career in Financial Operations.

The certification is ideal for standardising knowledge of Accounts Payable best practices across teams and encouraging individuals to identify operational weaknesses and consider improvements or solutions.

The course is structured in an accessible and user-friendly way that underlines key information and provides useful summaries. It examines and breaks down specific standards topic-by-topic. There are case studies, which are based on real-life examples, and many exercises, multiple-choice questions and sample answers for trainees to test their knowledge as they progress through the course.

The course and exam is usually completed within 6 months as the pace is set by the learner. Management reports can be provided on a monthly basis to your organisation to measure learner progress.

All students also gain access to our bi-monthly CAPP student support forum which provides opportunities to learn from other professionals and get support where needed.

Overall the course content covers over 40 topics, with key focusses on the following areas:

  • AP Fraud Awareness and Fraud Prevention Techniques
  • AP Policies and Invoice Best Practices
  • Vendor Setup and Maintenance Procedures
  • Internal Controls and Compliance Requirements
  • Vendor Setup and Maintenance Processes
  • Payment Procedures, Practices and Solutions
  • Application of Technology Solutions