Certified Accounts Payable Specialist
Gain an in depth understanding of Accounts Payable processes and best practices along with how and why they should be applied in the workplace
Become a Certified Accounts Payable Specialist (CAPS)
The first choice for Accounts Payable Professionals
Where Our Students Work
You'll be pleased to know that all ACAPP Certification programmes are:
18+ Modules, Training presentations and videos along with assessments and exams
Our mission is to make world class Financial Operations training accessible to all
100% online at your own pace within our specially designed Online Virtual Academy
Achieving ACAPP Certified status means your knowledge and credentials will be recognised globally with leading employers
The ACAPP Certification Programme is enables Accounts Payable and wider Financial Operations professionals to advance your career with the knowledge, skills and confidence of a world class Financial Operations professional
CAPS Certification: An online program for driven Finance professionals who want to stand out from the crowd
How the certification program works
ACAPP certification programs are offered 100% online, allowing you the freedom and flexibility to study whenever suits you, whilst working at your own pace.
Getting started is as simple as,
1. Choose the program you would like to enrol in
2. Select a payment option (monthly or full payment)
3. Create your user account and start learning
As you progress through the program, you will need to complete various assignments and module exams to confirm your knowledge and understanding. Don't worry, if you need support our tutors are ready to help.
To be awarded the CAPS credential, students must:
Complete all course modules within 12 months and achieve a minimum passing grade of 80% on the final exam.
Entry / Intermediate / Advanced
50 Hours (Up to 12 months to complete)
Certified Accounts Payable Specialist
The ACAPP Foundation course is stage one in the ACAPP Certification Programme.
No matter your experience, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to progress your career in Accounts Payable and wider finance functions.
Covering core finance and Accounts Payable subject matter, such as managing stakeholder expectations, invoice processing and handling best practices and technology in finance, this course will help you stand out from the crowd.
Course delivery and study materials
Every ACAPP course is designed to be studied online within the ACAPP Virtual Academy, an online learning platform where all course materials, study guides, assignments, videos and exams are available. Study support from ACAPP accredited tutors is also provided through the Virtual Academy.
From your enrolment date you will have access to the online course and final exams for 12 months, in which time you must complete the course.
Course Content Table
Read the table of content for the CAPS course
What you'll gain from this course
Who is this course designed for?
Individuals either currently working within a finance role (Accounts Payable or wider finance operations) or those looking to gain the knowledge and skills to begin a career in finance.
Typically ACAPP students job titles include
Accounts Payable Clerk / Analyst / Team Leader / Manager
Finance Assistant / Finance Operations Manager / Financial Controller and many more
Please note this is not an exhaustive list and is a sample
How to enrol in ACAPP Online Courses
When to enrol is entirely your choice, there are no set intake dates as our Virtual Academy allows you the flexibility to start and stop study whenever is convenient for you.
Enrolment is simple - you can enrol online below where you will be required to select your international location (course materials contain regional variances) and then proceeding to create your student profile and pay the course fees.
Following payment, the course will become immediately available to you within your student dashboard.
We offer flexible monthly payment options.
Your CAPS certification makes you an expert in these in-demand areas
You'll not only gain specialized knowledge and skills, but also:
What you'll learn
CAPS Course Modules and Learning Objectives
The Accounts Payable Career Path
1.1. Module Focus and Objectives
1.2. Accounts Payable Role and Career
Customer Service Excellence and Stakeholder Management
2.1. Module Focus and Objectives
2.2. Measuring Customer Success
2.3. Customer Service Brand And Journey
2.4. Managing Customer Expectations
2.5. Handling Complaints And Moving To Solutions
Accounts Payable Process and Policies
3.1. Module Focus and Objectives
3.2. Essential Accounting Terminology
3.3. Procurement and Procure to Pay
3.4. Invoice Processing And Handling Best Practices
3.5. Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders and Statement Reconciliations
3.6. Paying And Transacting With Suppliers Using Procurement Cards
3.7. Fundamentals Of Payment Management
3.8. Effective Cash Management Practices
4.1. Module Focus and Objectives
4.2. Supplier Management From An AP Perspective
4.3. Supplier Master Files
4.4. Supplier Setup, Process and Practices
4.5. Verification And Maintenance With Checks And Controls
4.6. Building And Maintaining Relationships With Suppliers
Technology in Finance
5.1. Module Focus and Objectives
5.2. AP Related Technology Platforms And Solutions
5.3. Improving AP Processes Using Technology
5.4. Digital Mail And Data Capture
5.5. Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Travel and Entertainment Expenses
6.1. Module Focus and Objectives
6.2. Policies And Best Practices
6.3. Travel Management Solutions
Internal Controls, Risk Management and Compliance
7.1. Module Focus and Objectives
7.2. Internal And Process Controls
7.3. Managing and Reducing Risk
Frequently asked questions
What's included in the certification programme?
The programme includes all course materials, additional learning resources (webinars, reports etc) study guide, final exam and certificate.
How long to I have to complete the course and take the exam?
You have up to 12 months to complete the course and final exam. Most students aim to complete the course within 6 months.
Is ACAPP Certification internationally recognised?
ACAPP is the leading provider of Accounts Payable & P2P courses, qualifications, conferences and research. As such the ACAPP Certification Programmes are highly respected and widely recognised with Practitioners and Employers in Canada, USA and the United Kingdom.