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APA Certification

Certified Training courses provided by the APA, including Induction, (APAI), Technician (APAT), Team Leader (APAL) and Manager (APAM) levels.

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APA Membership

Membership is available for Individuals and Employers who would like to support their entire AP team. Access Support Forums, Tools and Templates, APA Events, Surveys and Reports, Jobs, News Articles and much more..

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Our comprehensive programme provides a wide range of events throughout the year providing something for everyone from our Annual Conference to our regional partner events.

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Welcome to the Accounts Payable Association

The APA is a professional body devoted to serving the Accounts Payable/ Purchase Ledger professional community. Here at the APA we are committed to Accounts Payable being increasingly viewed as a separate and distinguishable profession and having a set of certifications to recognise and support this.

Discover the APA certifications and join thousands of likeminded AP professionals across the globe becoming APA certified Technicians and Managers. As an APA member you will also gain access to various tools, resources, surveys, events, jobs and careers advice.

Join us on the journey, which promises to be exciting and rewarding for everyone.

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


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


A multitude of AP tools & calculators to assist your success


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


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


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

APA annual conference

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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Blog posts

  • The DNA of an Accounts Payable Department: By Alistair Nicholas, Managing Director, Esker Northern Europe

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  • The Accounts Payable Association merges with The Payroll Centre

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  • Are you happy AP

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