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Monday, May 25, 2020

SAP Concur Fusion Virtual Summit

Due to Corona-19 the SAP Concur Fusion Summit in Orlando, Florida had to be canceled as an in-person event. However, in a turning lemon into lemonade moment, the event managers created the first-ever virtual summit for SAP Concur Fusion.

The Key-note address was very professionally produced and beautifully designed. All of the speakers did a great job. It is worth a look, to see for yourself. Besides the key-note, there are 18 virtual workshops to listen to and watch the presentations that go along with it.

The 18 virtual workshops do not have the same production value of the key-note address. The workshops resemble your average webinar. But, if you are looking for more information regarding SAP Concur products, these workshops might be worth your time to check out.

There is no cost to check out the SAP Concur Fusion Summit, so why not do so?

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#accounting





Robert Ruhno
Director of Social Media
Accounts Payable Professionals Group (APPG)

Monday, May 18, 2020

Happy AP Appreciation Week


The week of May 18th thru the 22nd has been declared as AP Appreciation Week. So thank you for all the hard work you do! I know first hand that AP is more than, "just paying the bills". Sometimes it is like you are taking on several roles at the same time: accountant, police, economist, politician, teacher, and occasionally mental health therapist! lol.

#accountspayable
#accounting
#apappreciationweek





Robert Ruhno
Director of Social Media
Accounts Payable Professionals Group (APPG)

Monday, May 11, 2020

Getting it Done, Even at Home


Accounts Payable Professionals group is free to join and is welcoming new members. Our members make up a vibrant online community that helps each other regularly with all kinds of technical questions regarding accounts payable and the various technologies that go with it. We encourage networking between members and work hard to minimize "spammy" discussion posts.

We are all working from home now, due to the Covid19 pandemic, but the way we work going forward is going to change dramatically. Many of us are proving that we can successfully get as much work done from home, as we did at the office. No doubt this proof of concept will open up the opportunity to continue working our digital jobs from home. Imagine all the time saved from not commuting (not to mention fewer CO2 added to the air). There are a lot of details that will have to be figured out.

I would like to open up the discussion on the subject of, "How do you see Accounts Payable after the quarantine?"

Interested in joining? We are available on:








Robert Ruhno
Director of Social Media
Accounts Payable Professionals Group (APPG)

Friday, December 6, 2019

Free learning resources

Here is a list of free resources to improve your accounting knowledge (I will add to this list as I discover new ones):

* IRS webinar videos:  https://www.irsvideos.gov/Webinars

Thursday, December 5, 2019

IRS Mileage for 2020



Beginning on January 1, 2020, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

57.5 cents per mile driven for business use, down one half of a cent from the rate for 2019,

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-issues-standard-mileage-rates-for-2020



Tuesday, September 25, 2018

APPG - Accounts Payable 360 Weekly recap - 9/25/2018


Hello everybody! This is Robert Ruhno at Accounts Payable Professionals Group. Today is Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 and welcome to Accounts Payable 360. The weekly recap for the Accounts Payable Professionals Group.
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Before we begin, I would like to let you know about a way to receive 1 CEU credit towards maintaining any AP related certification by listening in to this Free webinar from The Accounts Payable Network on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Titled: It’s Time to Update - Bringing the Payment Process Out of the Back Office and Into the 21st Century, sponsored by EML Payments.

Register right now by clicking: the link above or below http://bit.ly/2NrAepd
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Weekly Recap

So I went through the posts this week and found the following discussions that are not commercials:

1) The First one is a question from Linda Yeager who says, "Hi, I am looking for audit recommendations for handling vendors on the OFAC terrorist watch list. I'm interested in learning how other companies are handling or auditing these vendors, before adding them to their vendor master file. Does any vetting responsibility lie with procurement, accounts payable or both? Thank you.

Any business large or small needs to make the effort to ensure that they are not doing business with restricted individuals or entities. If you are making payments, you need to have a compliance program. Accounts Payable departments should definitely have some responsibility for vetting vendors for OFAC. For more information, you can check out our OFAC article https://www.ap-professionals.com/search?q=ofac

How does your company handle OFAC? Please let us know in the comments!

2) Our next question comes from Scott P. who asks, "Does anyone have any recommendations for online accounts payable courses? Something along the line of https://www.linkedin.comlearning/topics/accounting-skills just something that will take a couple of hours. Free is preferable, but not necessary.

If you are new to Accounts Payable and want to up your game, you need to connect to our AP community online. Join the Accounts Payable Professionals group and interact with your peers, read discussion posts, and sign up for webinars (many are free). Another great way is to get your company to pay for your AP Certification and attend AP Conferences and keep up-to-date on current AP issues and technology.

What are your favorite places to learn accounting topics online? Please share the links in the comments!

3) The last one, is actually from many messages that I get all asking the same question: Can I help them find a job in Accounts Payable? So in response to this, I will be creating an accounts payable job board. I will get back to you all once it is completed. For now, anyone looking to fill an accounts payable position, I invite you to post in the comments below and post in our discussion boards.
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This past Saturday was the first official 
day of Fall, which means we’re getting closer to our APP2P Fall Conference & Expo -- this November 12-14. To celebrate, registration prices are falling, but only for a limited time… Use code FALL and receive Early Bird prici tong, a savings of up to $325! Hurry and register before Friday, September 28th to secure this price! What're you waiting for?

Register right now by clicking: the link above or below http://bit.ly/2OGdJua
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Thank you very much for hanging in there to the end of our video, again this is Robert Ruhno at Accounts Payable Professionals Group. I would love to hear from you, whether by comment or feel free to message me.



Thursday, September 20, 2018

APPG - Accounts payable 360 - weekly recap


Hello everybody! This is Robert Ruhno at Accounts Payable Professionals Group.

If you have not heard, LinkedIn has changed how LinkedIn groups work and I've decided to embrace the changes.

What does that mean? It means that I will be hosting weekly videos that will provide you with a breakdown of all discussion posts as well as different AP related topics and questions that members have throughout the week.

So, this will be a recap for you, where you can quickly see what is going on in the Accounts Payable world this week. We are going to call the weekly segment: Accounts Payable 360. 

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For now, I would like to let you know about a way to receive 1 CEU credit towards maintaining any AP and P2P related certification by listening in to this Free webinar from The Accounts Payable Network on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM EST

Titled: It’s Time to Update - Bringing the Payment Process Out of the Back Office and Into the 21st Century, sponsored by EML Payments.

Register right now by clicking: http://bit.ly/2NrAepd
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I hope you like the new video format. Please comment below. I would love to hear your questions, comments, and concerns!

Thank you very much, again this is Robert Ruhno at Accounts Payable Professionals Group.