We are thrilled to announce the expansion of the IFOL Education Team to better serve our growing global community.

As the demand for further training and certification programs continues to rise across the entire finance operations sector, we’re committed to providing unparalleled expertise and resources to meet your evolving needs.

It is with great pleasure that we introduce Debra R. Richardson as a full-time contributor to our team.

Debra brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge in the realm of finance operations. Formerly the Accounts Payable Senior Manager for Vendor Setup and Maintenance, Debra has transitioned her focus to working with Accounts Payable teams to mitigate fraud, avoid fines, and enhance vendor data integrity in the setup and maintenance process. Her dedication to improving processes and leveraging technology aligns perfectly with our mission here at IFOL.

What can you expect from Debra?

As a member of our Education Team, Debra will play a vital role in engaging with our online community. You can expect her to ask thought-provoking questions, share advice, and offer insights based on her extensive experience. Debra will also respond to your questions directly, so you have the opportunity to benefit from her expertise firsthand. We encourage you to get to know this industry expert and leverage her insights to elevate your own practices.

In addition to her community engagement efforts, Debra will be delivering masterclasses and webinars on a wide range of topics. Whether you’re looking to enhance your skills, stay updated on industry trends, or tackle specific challenges within your organization, Debra’s sessions will provide invaluable guidance and actionable strategies. She will also be delivering live training and, as our resident 1099 reporting expert, build on the success of her regular 1099 training courses.

Furthermore, Debra will be actively involved in commenting on our independent research findings. Her unique perspective and deep understanding of finance operations will help our audience translate insights into actionable steps forward. By harnessing Debra’s expertise, you can gain clarity on how to navigate challenges highlighted in our research reports and take proactive measures to drive positive change within your organization.


Debra’s addition to the IFOL Education Team represents a significant step forward in our commitment to delivering exceptional value to our community. We’re confident that her insights, passion, and dedication will enrich your learning journey and empower you to excel within finance.

To connect with Debra, join our free online community.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Debra as she embarks on this exciting journey with us. We look forward to the meaningful contributions she will make to our community and the positive impact she will have on your professional growth and development.

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