Membership with the Accounts Payable Association is the course of action for companies who have finance teams and individuals with responsibilities in or overlapping with Accounts Payable, Purchase Ledger, Procure to Pay and Source to Pay.
We are taking the stress out of AP
APA’s Corporate Membership was created with employers and their teams in mind. Our approach to memberships is very different to most other associations and professional bodies whereby our aim is to provide you with a single membership that meets both the needs of you, as the employer, AND the needs of your team.
This membership covers all the important aspects within Accounts Payable, keeping you compliant, supported and educated, packaged in a blend of classroom and e-learning training courses, along with access to a comprehensive – and not to mention highly valuable – membership area where you can find industry-related blog articles, the latest AP news, podcasts, videos, tools, templates and member-only events.
Every Corporate Member Receives
Unlimited access to the APA Induction Course (for your ENTIRE TEAM!)
The APA Induction Course is stage 1 of 4 in the APA Certified Professional training courses. It is an excellent foundation for newcomers to the AP industry to build a solid understanding of the functions within the Accounts Payable department, as well as for those with more experience to brush up their fundamental knowledge on the processes and underlying importance of the department as a whole, within any business. Complete the course entirely online (even the final exam can be taken online) within the AP Academy. It’s the ideal course for employers to provide to their staff members as an induction into their Accounts Payable department.
Access to the APA Update Course (for one)
The APA Update Course was created so that Accounts Payable Professionals are kept up to date with all the relevant legislation affecting their industry. The course is a classroom-based course which is held regularly, at least once per quarter, in Birmingham, London and Manchester. It is run by us alongside specialist partners to ensure AP Managers receive any and all updates on recent changes to the industry, and also, any wider changes which may affect AP and finance departments, such as Brexit, GDPR, Duty to Report on Payment Practices, the UK Budget, Making Tax Digital, changes to travel and expenses legislation – everything that affects you as managers within Accounts Payable!
After completing the course, attendees will feel that they are up to date on industry changes from a reliable and trustworthy source, and can take this information back to educate their teams and even their own senior managers.
(The cost of attending this important course if you do not have a Corporate Membership is £399 + VAT.)
Access to the APA Annual Conference (for two)
The APA’s Annual Conference – the UK’s largest Accounts Payable and P2P conference – has grown each year we have held it and it’s now the primary event for AP professionals in the UK. We even have attendees making their way from abroad thanks to it covering a variety of hot topics within the AP industry.
The event has a strong focus on education, training and professional development while also providing the opportunity to network with industry experts and peers. A variety of workshops and presentations are scheduled to take place throughout the conference and attendance at these is welcome (and free). Attend any that spark your interest!
Leading suppliers are also on hand throughout the conference, exhibiting their industry-leading products and services, and ready to discuss any requirements and answer your questions.
As this benefit of the Corporate Membership is for two attendees, it will offer you and a team member the chance to learn and network with other like-minded finance professionals in a truly inspiring environment.
Access to Surveys and Benchmark Reports
Corporate members have access to invaluable surveys and benchmarking data reports to enable insight and comparison with aggregated industry data, not only to assist with your target-setting, but it’s possible to gain an in-depth look at how you may be comparing to your competition! The APA regularly commission and conduct surveys and reports with the aim of highlighting insightful data for its members.
Webinars, Podcast, Tools & Templates
Join us on a series of live and pre-recorded webinars throughout the year covering a variety of topics and solutions, all relevant to our members. Listen to our series of podcasts including interviews with Accounts Payable teams and gain insights into how other organisations structure, develop and nurture their teams.
We also provide members with a vault of AP specific tools and templates including AP Policies, Project Proposals and much more.