The Accounts Payable Function of Tomorrow: The Impact of New Technology (Completed)

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Instructor: Mary Schaeffer
Begin Time:  9:00am Pacific Time
10:00am Mountain Time
11:00am Central Time
12:00pm Eastern Time
CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs

Technology is changing the way we live; it’s making our lives easier (and occasionally more stressful) and we are doing things in ways we would never have imagined just a few short years ago. Words like Uber, Airbnb, robotics, and blockchain were not part of our everyday lingo. AI was something science fiction authors wrote about and shared workspaces was an alien concept. But that is the world we live in now. It would be unrealistic to not expect the same changes in our professional lives.

Back in the day, when there was a new innovation or technology for the accounts payable function, it was only the very largest companies that were able to afford it. That is no longer the case. Change now impacts all organizations of all sizes generally without a huge financial expenditure. That’s why it’s critical that every accounts payable and accounting professional learn all there is to know about the changes coming.

Who Should Attend
Accountants, controllers, accounting managers, auditors (internal and external), Treasurers, CFOs, CEOs, accounts payable professionals, procure-to-pay professionals, and travel managers.

Topics Covered

  • Where your AP function is today
  • Issues likely to hold your AP department back
  • Determine what the AP Department of Tomorrow will look like (including possible new jobs for AP and Accounting)
  • Asses where AP and Accounting will fit in
  • New technologies that will be used (including terminology)
  • Project your organization's impact of the evolution of invoice handling
  • Make changes in you payment process based on the development in payment methodologies
  • The needed metrics and what all this data will mean in a new technology-enhanced AP World

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize where your AP function is today
  • Identify the issues likely to hold your AP department back


Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Accounting (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites

Advance Preparation

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