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Our annual Accounts Payable Leadership Conferences in Toronto and Philadelphia are the go-to destination in 2023 for forward-thinking accounts payable professionals and leaders. We’re bringing […]
Our latest Insights Paper explores the powerful role automation plays in combating finance fraud. In this paper, we delve into the current landscape of finance […]
Finance fraud is a major problem affecting businesses of all sizes and industries. One way that fraudsters can exploit a business is through its vendor […]
Are you tired of constantly battling the threats of finance fraud? Are you looking to build an anti-fraud culture in your business?  It’s time to […]
The Institute of Financial and Operations & Leadership (IFOL) is proud to announce that Debra R. Richardson, a distinguished expert in finance and operations, will […]
These days, business moves at one speed – fast. Yet when it comes to streamlining finance processes, invoice management tends to be overlooked – even […]
In partnership with our sponsor SAP Concur, our 2023 Accounts Payable Automation Trends research study revisits the current state of automation in AP teams worldwide, […]
An accounts payable health check is an evaluation of an organization’s accounts payable (AP) department to identify areas that require improvement. It is a comprehensive […]
An effective accounts payable process is essential for any business that wants to operate efficiently and effectively.  Our 2023 Accounts Payable Automation Trends research shows […]
Invoicing is an essential part of everyday business operations, but when it isn’t working well it can be the root cause of cash flow and […]
Tail Spend refers to the amount of money a company spends on purchases that make up about 80% of transactions but only 20% of spend […]
In recent years, the role of a financial leader has evolved from historian to soothsayer, and yet CFOs don’t have a crystal ball to predict […]
Our Q1 2023 global research study focuses on digital transformation in finance. Our results show that the Covid-19 pandemic did accelerate digital transformation across finance […]
The payments cycle is an essential part of any business operation. It involves the process of invoicing customers, receiving payments, and reconciling those payments against […]
The first in a series of global events for finance teams, the IFOL annual Accounts Payable and P2P Leadership conference in London, on February 23rd […]
E-invoicing, also known as electronic invoicing or digital invoicing, is the process of sending and receiving invoices in an electronic format. This technology is changing […]
Accounts Payable events offer training and education from industry experts, and a chance to connect with hundreds of AP/P2P professionals and suppliers It may be […]
Managing suppliers is an fundamental part of every accounts payable role, but dealing with queries can take time away from other important tasks. Is your […]
Access a full year of IFOL research in one handy report. Our independent research studies collect the latest global insights across accounts payable, P2P and […]
It could be true to say that the start of the new year can bring the desire or pressure to make changes and become a […]
With just under half of global finance teams admitting they know a victim of accounts payable fraud in the last three years, it’s time to […]
Finance and Accounts Payable fraud has been a big focus for us this year, and as our independent research studies have shown, it continues to […]
The IFOL team (and pets!) will be fundraising for Save the Children as they take part in Christmas Jumper Day 2022. What is Christmas Jumper […]
We expect that your plans for next year are well underway by now, but do they include the next big thing for finance leaders in […]
Accounts payable fraud exists in various forms, and unfortunately it is on the rise globally as fraudsters find new ways to impersonate vendors and suppliers, […]