Industry Groups


The Institute of Financial Operations is the umbrella organization comprising four affiliates:

  • International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP)
  • International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP)
  • National Association of Purchasing and Payables (NAPP)
  • The Association for Work Process Improvement (TAWPI)

The areas of focus traditionally addressed by the affiliates were once viewed as separate “back office” functions, but they are undeniably interconnected in today’s business world.  The IFO brought these organizations under one umbrella in May 2011 to reflect how critical these interrelated functions are to the success of businesses of all sizes and in all industries..


The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 7,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts.


The National Association of Purchasing Card Professionals (NAPCP) is a non-profit professional trade association committed to the advancement of Purchasing Card professionals and practices. The NAPCP is a resource for Purchasing Card professionals at all levels — from novice to expert. It provides the Purchasing Card industry with a broad and in-depth forum for news and information, networking and professional education.


IOFM – Institute of Finance and Management offering conferences and industry news in the areas of Accounts Payable, Payments, Accounts Receivables, Financial Management for Controllers and Security.