Membership Options

Membership with the APA is strongly advised 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 offer 3 levels of membership with a wide range of benefits for all members, find out more about our membership levels and benefits below.

APA Employer Membership

Cover for you and your team…

Our approach to memberships is different to other associations and professional bodies; Our aim is to provide you with a single membership meeting the needs of both you and your team.

Our Employer membership keeps you compliant, supported and educated. The package is a blend of complimentary, classroom and e-learning training courses with access to our comprehensive membership area providing you with, the latest news and blog articles, podcasts, videos, member only events, tools and templates and so much more.

Full APA Employer Membership is just £499 + VAT annually

Our approach to memberships is different to other associations and professional bodies; Our aim is to provide you with a single membership meeting the needs of both you and your team.

Every Employer Membership Receives

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Face to face training courses

Free entry for you or a member of your organisation to the APA Annual Update course taking place in locations around the UK throughout the year. This annual course from the Accounts Payable Association covers all legislative changes affecting Accounts Payable professionals, from payment practices to GDPR and data protection laws. Hosted by the APA with guest speakers and industry specialists, not only will you remain up to date with new legislation, but you’ll also have a great opportunity to network.

APA Induction Course Access

Benefit from access for you and your team to the APA Induction Course, stage 1 of 4 in the APA Certified professional training courses. This course is a fantastic foundation for experienced AP professionals and newcomers to the industry. It provides the learner with a solid understanding of the functions of the Accounts Payable department, its processes and fundamental importance within any business.

APA Induction

Entry to the APA Annual Conference

The APA Annual Conference is the No1 event to attend for Finance Professionals, covering a variety of hot topics in the industry with several guest and key note speakers. As an APA Employer Member you receive two complimentary invites to attend the conference giving you and a team member the opportunity to learn and network with other likeminded Finance Professionals.

Access to Surveys and Benchmark Reports

The APA regularly commission and conduct surveys and reports in order to offer insightful data to its members. As an APA Employer Member you will receive your free copy of the APA’s annual benchmark report which has been conducted with over 250 organisations taking part.


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.

Interested in becoming an APA Employer Member?

Head to the APA Employer Membership area and sign up today!

Who's already a member?

Individual Membership Options

APA Gold Student Membership
£59.99+VAT annually
  • Tools and templates including AP, Supplier and Reconciliation Policies and more
  • 1 x Entry to the APA Annual Conference, the UK's largest Accounts Payable and P2P Conference
  • Unlimited access to APA and partner webinars and podcasts covering current industry topics
  • Private networking and discussion forums
  • Access to Surveys and Benchmarking data reports
  • Invitations to virtual APA events and topical meet-ups with other APA members
  • Access to the APA Accredited Partner portal to help you find suitable solution providers
APA Basic Membership
  • AP Forum Access
  • Networking Opportunities
  • AP Blog & Newsletters
  • APA Accredited Partner Portal
  • industry updates and news


AP Specific training delivered either via our online learning platform or onsite


Get up to date benchmarking data such as salary, process costs etc from our annual survey


Meet other AP Professionals either at one of our events or in our interactive forum


Keep up to date with all AP/Finance related subjects in our monthly Newsletter


A multitude of AP tools & calculators to assist your success


With a dedicated team of AP experts on hand to support in all things Accounts Payable

Become a member of the APA today!

Members are invited to the APA Annual Conference

Non members can also attend subject to ticket availability

Once a year, the APA invites all members to an Annual Forum which is held in Birmingham. Included within the event are a variety of guest speakers from the AP industry who will cover a wide spectrum of AP related topics. There event will also have a thought leadership round-table, Q&A to industry experts, AP specific vendors, APA awards ceremony, Refreshments throughout the day and much more!

We encourage all members to attend this flagship event. It is a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow AP professionals and also to meet the APA leadership team. Attendees will be able to talk through issues and to be able to compare their own AP function to others and compare performance levels, staffing, policies and processes, etc.

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