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Accounts Payable Specialist Certification with Microsoft Excel 2019 (Voucher Included)

Accounts payable specialists are key members of any organization, ensuring bills and commitments are paid on time, accurately, and completely. Many AP specialists rely on software like Microsoft's Excel 2019 program to collect, track, and update important financial data. This online course will prepare you for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert certification exam for Excel 2019 and award you an Accounts Payable Specialist (APS) certification upon successful course completion. APS is an associate-level certification offered Institute of the Finance & Management (IOFM), which demonstrates your understanding of invoices, payments, T&E, Automation, and other key financial functions.

This course offers enrollment with or without a voucher. The voucher is prepaid access to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2019 certifying exam upon eligibility. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included.

9 Months / 100 Course Hrs
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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES2091

What You Will Learn
  • To create, modify, and manage Excel workbooks
  • To use formulas, functions and work with tables
  • To convert, sort, filter, and manage lists
  • To use conditional formatting and styles
  • To create pivot tables and charts
  • To import and export data
  • Foundations of accounts payable best practices, specifically internal controls and tax and regulatory matters
  • To identify process improvements in the accounts payable function
  • Automation technology terminology of and how it affects your profession
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 9 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 100 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert in Excel 2019
  • Use these skills in most workplace situations
  • Manipulate data faster by learning helpful formulas and tricks
  • Higher earning power – certified AP professionals earn more than their non-certified peers.
  • Sharper skills – certification builds skills – from fundamentals to advanced AP practices.
  • More respect – certification places you in an exclusive group of AP professionals whose skills are proven to meet a global standard of excellence.
  • A stronger resume – certification demonstrates that you've gone above and beyond to develop your skills and that you meet a rigorous training standard.

Outline

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Microsoft Excel 2019 Certification Training
I. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019
  A.   Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook 
  B.   The Ribbon 
  C.   The Backstage View (The File Menu) 
  D.   Entering Data in Microsoft Excel Worksheets 
  E.   Formatting Microsoft Excel Worksheets 
  F.   Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel 
  G.   Working with Rows and Columns 
  H.   Editing Worksheets 
  I.   Finalizing Microsoft Excel Worksheets 
  J.   Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019 Exam 
II. Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019
  A.   Advanced Formulas 
  B.   Working with Lists 
  C.   Working with Illustrations 
  D.   Visualizing Your Data 
  E.   Working with Tables 
  F.   Advanced Formatting 
  G.   Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019 Exam 
III. Advanced Microsoft Excel 2019
  A.   Using Pivot Tables 
  B.   Auditing Worksheets 
  C.   Data Tools 
  D.   Working with Others 
  E.   Recording and Using Macros 
  F.   Random Useful Items 
  G.   Advanced Microsoft Excel 2019 Exam 
IV. Microsoft Excel 2019 Final Exam
Accounts Payable Specialist Certification (Exam Cost Included)
I. Introduction
II. Overview
III. Internal Controls
IV. Tax and Regulatory
V. Vendor Master File
VI. Invoices
VII. Payments
VIII. Travel and Entertainment (T&E)
IX. Technology and Automation

Instructors & Support

Pam Miller

Pam Miller, Senior Trainer, IOFM, was the first candidate to earn AP certification as an Accredited Payables Manager (APM) with distinction. Her professional background includes 15 years as Director of AP at BMC Select. She is recognized in the accounts payable industry as an innovator and an early adopter of AP related technologies. Before working in AP, she spent six years in the IT industry, implementing point of sale software.

Judy Bicking

Judy Bicking, APM, is a Senior Trainer for IOFM and a 27-year veteran of Johnson & Johnson. She is a recognized pioneer and leader in Procure-to-Pay and Credit Management. After a career in AR and AP management, Judy leads the development and implementation of J&J's two Shared Service Centers, located in the U.S and Europe. These shared services handle over 2.5 million invoices across 200 decentralized companies.

Tracy Berry

Tracy Berry has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide. She was also involved in several large corporate software rollouts. She has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, and reporting/productivity applications.

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Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

While there are no prerequisites to take this course, you should be comfortable using a personal computer and be familiar with operating Windows Office software. Additionally, IOFM recommends that you meet one of the following for the APS certification:

  • No degree = 3 yrs. AP experience
  • 2-year degree = 2 yrs. AP experience
  • 4-year degree = 1 yr. AP experience

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Microsoft Excel 2019 (not included in enrollment). While Microsoft Excel 2019 is ideal, you can use the version of Excel that comes with Office 365. Please note that there may be some differences between your version of Excel and what you see in the course.
  • Microsoft Word or an equivalent word-processing program.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, IOFM Accounts Payable Specialist (APS) Certification Exam (final exam of course). You will also be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel 2019 Expert Certification exams.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive nine (9) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

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Microsoft

Microsoft is a global leader in software development and technology solutions. Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint are used both at home and at work. Microsoft provides certifications in these programs that range from beginner to expert level, helping professionals realize their full potential. Whether you want to learn a single program or the entire Office Suite, completing a Microsoft-certified course is the first step.