Acheive the globally recognised certificate in Accounts Payable

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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.

Who is this course designed for?

Individuals either currently working within an finance role or those looking to gain the knowledge and skills to begin a career in finance.

Typically our students job titles include:

Accounts Payable Clerk / Analyst / Team Leader / Manager

Finance Assistant / Finance Operations Manager / Financial Controller and many more

Develop the practical finance skills and knowledge to boost your career

Accounts Payable is a challenging area of finance which requires a complex skillset to be successful

  • Understand finance and accounting terminology

  • Successfully manage customers and stakeholders expectations

  • Understand invoice processing and handling best practices

  • Embrace the uses and benefits of todays technology in finance

  • Understand internal controls, risk management and compliance

Studying with ACAPP

  • Student Support

    An essential element of the ACAPP delivery model to is to ensure you are supported at each stage in your journey. Support is provided through our Virtual Learning Environment and student community forums.

  • 24/7 Access

    The ACAPP Management course content is available to students online 24/7 within our state of the art virtual learning environment. Access course materials including training videos, audio, presentations, surveys and the course exam at your convenience.

  • Course Structure

    Modular Learning Format, means you learn and absorb the information you need to before moving on the the next topic. Your knowledge is tested with quizzes and an end of course multiple choice exam

ACAPP Course Prospectus

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Get your copy of the ACAPP course prospectus here and read more about what you'll learn during your studies.
ACAPP Course Prospectus

Course curriculum

  • 1
    The Accounts Payable Career Path
    • Module Focus and Objectives
    • Accounts Payable Role and Career
  • 2
    Customer Service Excellence and Stakeholder Management
    • Module Focus and Objectives
    • Measuring Customer Success
    • Customer Service Brand And Journey
    • Managing Customer Expectations
    • Handling Complaints And Moving To Solutions
  • 3
    Accounts Payable Process and Policies
    • Module Focus and Objectives
    • Essential Accounting Terminology
    • Procurement and Procure to Pay
    • Invoice Processing And Handling Best Practices
    • Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders and Statement Reconciliations
    • Paying And Transacting With Suppliers Using Procurement Cards
    • Fundamentals Of Payment Management
    • Effective Cash Management Practices
  • 4
    • Module Focus and Objectives
    • Supplier Management From An AP Perspective
    • Supplier Master Files
    • Supplier Setup, Process and Practices
    • Verification And Maintenance With Checks And Controls
    • Building And Maintaining Relationships With Suppliers
  • 5
    Technology in Finance
    • Module Focus and Objectives
    • AP Related Technology Platforms And Solutions
    • Improving AP Processes Using Technology
    • Digital Mail And Data Capture
    • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • 6
    Travel and Entertainment Expenses
    • Module Focus and Objectives
    • Policies And Best Practices
    • Travel Management Solutions
  • 7
    Internal Controls, Risk Management and Compliance
    • Module Focus and Objectives
    • Internal And Process Controls
    • Managing and Reducing Risk
  • 8
    End Of Course Assessment
    • Final Exam - CAPS

Key Information

  • Duration

    50 learning hours - Learn at your own pace up to 12 months

  • Modules

    7 modules with 30 essential Accounts Payable finance topics covered

  • Assessments

    End of module tests and a final multiple choice exam to earn your certificate

Career prospects

What kind of jobs can you do with this certification

ACAPP Certifications are recognised by employers as practical and technical markers that prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in Accounts Payable and wider finance roles. 

The Foundation Certificate can lead to employment as:

  • Accounts payable clerk or similar
  • Purchase/sales ledger clerk or Manager
  • Finance Assistant or Manager
  • Accounts administrator
  • Accounts assistant

Payment options

We offer one off and flexible monthly payment options for your studies

Employer funding

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What you'll gain from this course

  • Enhanced knowledge of Accounts Payable processes, controls, best practices, technology and more

  • The ability to understand, review and improve current Accounts Payable processes and practices

  • The skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve your career potential

  • An industry recognised certificate of completion accredited ACAPP and ITOL (Institute of Training and Occupational Learning)

More information

Is ACAPP Foundation right for you?

If you’re looking for a globally recognised certification specifically within Accounts Payable and want to start or boost your career, then this is for you.

Why become Certified?

Increased knowledge, skills and earning potential are just three of the main reasons our students enrol.

Am I eligible to enroll?

Yes – there are no entry requirement for the ACAPP Foundation course. This course has been carefully crafted to meet the needs of those with no finance experience, through to seasoned professionals.

How to enroll

Complete the contact form above and your nearest training provider will contact you with more information on enrolling.


  • What's included within the certification programme?

    The programme includes all learning materials, a resources area, study guide, optional workbook and final multiple choice exam.

  • I'm already certified, do I receive and exemptions on ACAPP certification?

    ACAPP certification is the highest (AP specific) level available. As such if you have previously completed AP certification with other bodies, you may be eligible for exemptions from some of our course modules. Please email with your certification status and the name of the awarding body and we will let you know if you are eligible for exemptions.

  • How long do I have to take the exam?

    You will receive a full 12 months access to the course materials and you must complete the exam within this time. You are entitled to 3 attempts to complete and pass the exam with an 80%+ pass mark.

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