APA Membership
  • The Accounts Payable Association is the UK's only professional body and membership community specifically established to serve AP professionals. Membership with the APA is essential for any seasoned or aspiring AP professional.

    Membership with the APA is required for enrolling on APA Certified Courses and maintaining live status of your qualifications after completion. As a member not only will you be able to maintain your professional status, you will also have exclusive access to APA Member resources

    What our members say

    The tools and resources available with my APA membership have been extremely useful in my current role. I've used them to create new processes and procedures which in turn has increased efficiency in our AP team. Carla - Accounts Payable Manager

    APA Member Features

    Ask The Experts
    Accounts Payable Forum
    AP Tools and Templates
    Surveys & Benchmarking
    AP Best Practices
    APA Events
    APA Careers HQ - over 4000 AP Jobs
    Exclusive Monthly Offers (example 10% off APA Managers Online Course Price)
    APA Blogs, Newletters & More

    What our members say...

    I regularly use the AP Forums.. they're great for networking and getting help from AP Experts. The APA offers are really generous, I enrolled in the APA Manager Course and saved £60! Harry - Purchase Ledger Team Leader

    Your APA Journey Begins Here

    APA Membership Options

    APA Gold Membership
    • Accounts Payable Forum Access
    • APA Events
    • APA Careers HQ
    • Monthly Newsletters & Blogs
    • Exclusive Member only offers/
    • Online AP Events and Webinars
    • FREE APA Taster Course
    APA Platinum Membership - (Available soon)
    • Ask The Experts Forum
    • Exclusive Offers - 10% off APA Managers Online Course
    • AP Tools and Templates
    • AP Best Practices
    • APA Taster Course
    • AP Surveys and Benchmarking
    • PLUS all features included in he APA Gold Membership

    Benefits of Joining the APA

    Membership Support

    With hundreds of resources available, membership guarantees that you will get answers to all of your most challenging AP questions. If you don’t find the answer to your question in the AP Research Library, you can get the answers you need directly from an AP experienced staff or advisory board member using our popular “Ask the Expert” solution.


    The online resource library provides members with unlimited access to case studies, best practice reports, articles and AP improvement resources to help you cut through the clutter to get reliable, objective information on everything AP with no guesswork and no wasted time.


    Becoming a member allows you anytime access to other finance professionals to help solve your problems. The heart of the Network is the forums and messaging center, which allows both member-to-member interaction and communication.

    MembershipSave Time & Money

    The Network’s tools and resources give members unrestricted access to more than 300 tools that AP professionals from World-Class organisations rely on every day. A variety of resources are just a click away to help you save time and effort in creating policies, documenting processes and internal controls, evaluating process improvement alternatives, preparing business cases, managing compliance and more!

    MembershipKeeping Ahead

    AP Member Alert – The Network’s members-only weekly e-newsletter keeps you up to date with breaking news in accounts payable. Enjoy AP research reports, templates, case studies, benchmarking surveys, best practices, policies and much more delivered straight to your inbox.

    Membership Benchmarking

    Exclusive benchmark surveys provide a wealth of information on performance metrics, processing policies and practices, and implementation and effectiveness of automation technologies – key AP metrics to provide insight and facilitate improvement of your accounts payable performance.

    MembershipOnline Trainings & Webinars

    Online training opportunities cover a wide variety of critical accounts payable topics, from metrics and benchmarking, to imaging and workflow, to T&E management, to best AP practices. Members can use the APA online training videos to get top-notch training for staff members. And at a deeply discounted rate