Are you looking to become a certified accounts payable professional? Perhaps you already work in a finance role and are seeking professional certification or maybe you’re looking to begin your career – whatever the reason might be, here at the Association of Certified Accounts Payable Professionals (ACAPP), we’re here to help you achieve your goal.
Becoming a certified accounts payable professional can be a fantastic boost to your career and can give your CV a credible qualification that current or future employers recognise. Not only that, but becoming certified you will be advancing your knowledge of the industry and will be able keep on top of the latest trends and techniques to ensure you will be able to become a specialist on the subject.
Accounts Payable is a fast-paced environment and an essential core sector of any business. As a certified specialist, you will be helping to build relationships with existing and new suppliers, ensuring correct and timely payments, analysing and reporting to the company leaders as well as regularly reviewing and improving the financial processes of the business.
It’s a lot to do and requires clear focus and drive; which is probably the reason so many business leaders began their careers in the Accounts Payable department. There has never been a better time to join the profession either, across the globe companies are suffering for a shortage of skilled, certified AP professionals – which means you’ll not only have a choice of roles, but salaries are also rising for the most talented!
So how do you become a certified Accounts Payable Professional? Well you will need to undergo some additional training and education to achieve the certification but here at ACAPP all of our courses are available online or through apprenticeships in the UK, so you can undertake your studies in the most convenient way for you.
There are a number of certificates available, including;
- Certified Accounts Payable Specialists (CAPS)
- Certified Accounts Payable Manager (CAPM)
- Certified Accounts Payable Practitioner (CAPP)
- Certified Procure to Pay Practitioner (CP2PP)
- Certified AP & P2P Project Manager (CPM)
Each of these requires different knowledge and time to complete, but can help further your career significantly. The entry-level CAPS course required 50 hours of study over a twelve month period and is made up of 7 modules and 45 units, with regular assessments and a final multiple choice exam.
The CAPM qualification also requires 50 hours of study over 12 months and is aimed at specialists who are looking to further their career. The six module, 40 unit course has an assessment at the end of each module as well as a final multiple choice examination.
Our CAPP course is designed for those looking to further their management career and requires 100 hours of learning over 18 months. Again, regular end of module assessments help you to track your progress and a final, 50 question exam is needed to secure your certification.
Each of the courses mentioned above are also available as apprenticeship programmes in the UK, with 12 – 18 months of training both online and with a tutor, funded via the apprenticeship levy.
As one of the leading providers of certifications, our qualifications are recognised around the world and each course comes with 24/7 support; meaning you can access the videos, audio, presentations, surveys and exams at your own convenience. We also have an active and popular community forum with current and former students who are able to help you with your study. Once certification has been achieved, you simply need to maintain it attending at least one ACAPP conference a year. But don’t worry, there are several to choose from!
So if you’re looking to take the next step in your career, get in touch with us today and find out why over 30,000 professionals across the globe have chosen ACAPP!