About Us

About Us

The AR & O2C Network is the leading provider of training, education and certification programs specifically for Accounts Receivable, Order-to-Cash, Global and Shared Services professionals.

Membership to the AR & O2C Network (www.aro2c.com) provides comprehensive tools and resources to financial operations professionals who manage or are deeply involved in the Accounts Receivable and Order-to-Cash process.

Topics include Accounts Receivable and Order-to-Cash Policies, Managing Customer Information, Process Automation Technologies, AR Compliance (Sales & Use Tax, Canadian Tax, Sarbanes-Oxley, Escheatment, Government Restriction Lists and Uniform Commercial Code), and Accounts Receivable and Order-to-Cash management issues.

A membership to the AR & O2C Network provides tangible ROI to any organization – saving your organization time and money.

Nearly 10,000 professionals have been certified as an Accredited Receivables Specialist or Manager (available in English, Simple Chinese and Spanish) through the AR & O2C Network and its parent company, the Institute of Finance & Management.

About IOFM

The Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) is the leading organization providing training, education and certification programs specifically for professionals in Accounts Payable, Procure-to-Pay, Accounts Receivable and Order-to-Cash, as well as key tax and compliance resources for  Global and Shared Services professionals, Controllers and their F&A teams.

IOFM has certified nearly 20,000 financial operations professionals worldwide through its four certification programs. These programs include Accredited Payables Specialist or Manager (U.S. and Canadian specific versions available), Accredited Receivables Specialist or Manager and Certified Professional Controller. The globally recognized AP & AR certifications are available in English, Simple Chinese and Spanish.

IOFM’s membership networks, the AP & P2P Network (www.app2p.com) and AR & O2C Network (www.aro2c.com),  feature industry research and best practices, metrics and benchmarking data, policies, case studies, tools, templates, and critical compliance and corporate governance resources. The Institute also produces on-demand e-learning resources including video trainings and web-based seminars.

IOFM hosts industry-leading conferences designed to facilitate continuing education and peer networking. These events include the Accounts Payable and Procure-to-Pay Conference and Expo (Spring and Fall), and the Accounts Receivable & Order-to-Cash Conference.

With a universe of over 100,000 financial operations professionals, growing certification and membership programs, and a keen understanding of the issues and content needs critical to the profession, IOFM is the trusted source of information in the rapidly evolving field of financial operations.

Accounts Payable & Procure-to-Pay Network

The AP & P2P Network is the leading provider of training, education and certification programs specifically for Accounts Payable, Procure-to-Pay, Global and Shared Services professionals as well as Controllers and their F&A teams.

Membership to the AP & P2P Network (www.app2p.com) provides comprehensive tools and resources to financial operations professionals who manage or are deeply involved in the Accounts Payable and Procure-to-Pay process.

Focus areas include best practices for every AP & P2P function; AP & P2P metrics and benchmarking data; tax and regulatory compliance (e.g. 1099, 1042-S, W-9, W-8, Sales & Use Tax, Escheatment, VAT, Canadian Tax, Internal Controls); solutions to real-world problems challenging your department; AP & P2P automation case studies; member Q&A networking forums, Ask the Experts, calculators, and more than 300 downloadable, customizable AP & P2P policies, flowcharts, templates and internal control checklists.

A membership to the AP & P2P Network provides tangible ROI to any organization – saving your organization time, money and keeping you compliant.

Over 10,000 professionals have been certified as an Accredited Payables Specialist or Manager (available in English, Simple Chinese and Spanish), and Certified Professional Controller through the AP & P2P Network and its parent company, the Institute of Finance & Management.

AP & P2P Network also hosts the Accounts Payable and Procure-to-Pay Conference and Expo (Spring and Fall), designed to facilitate education and peer networking.

The AP & P2P Network is produced by the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM), which is the leading organization providing training, education and certification programs specifically for professionals in Accounts Payable, Procure-to-Pay, Accounts Receivable and Orderto-Cash, as well as key tax and compliance resources for Global and Shared Services professionals, Controllers and their F&A teams. With a universe of over 100,000 financial operations professionals, IOFM is the trusted source of information in the rapidly evolving field of financial operations.

Leadership Team

Brian Cuthbert, Executive Director

Brian Cuthbert is Executive Director of The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM), a Diversified Communications business.

In this role, Mr. Cuthbert oversees all day to day operations and directs the growth strategy for IOFM, which is the leading provider of training, education and peer networking for financial operations professionals.

Currently, IOFM produces four certification programs, three leading membership networks, as well multiple conferences and regional events targeting financial operations professionals.

Prior to this position, Mr. Cuthbert served as Director of Sales for IOFM, where the company saw a three-fold revenue increase and gained significant market-share, ultimately leading to its acquisition by Diversified Communications.

Previously, Mr. Cuthbert served as Vice President at Chief Executive Group, where he was a member of the leadership team. During his tenure there he created customized programs to help organizations reach and engage CEOs at companies from $50 million in annual revenue through the Fortune 50.

Before his role at Chief Executive Group, Mr. Cuthbert was Vice President  & Publisher at Kennedy Information, as well as being part of the Executive Management team, reporting to its then parent company, BNA (now part of Bloomberg LLP).

In this role Mr. Cuthbert oversaw all content, product development and sales for multiple product lines targeting Professional Services Organizations (consulting, legal, accounting), and had P&L responsibility for 3 business units. His successes included launching the Consulting magazine Achievement Award franchise (now in its 8th year) and spearheading efforts to grow the “Best Firms to Work for Survey” from 6,000 responses to 15,000 annually.

Mr. Cuthbert graduated with a B.A. in Communication & Media Studies from Fordham University.

Megan Hall, Certification Manager

Megan Hall is the Certification Manager at IOFM, a Diversified Communications business.

In this role, Ms. Hall oversees all operations of IOFM’s four certification programs – including candidate experience, quality control and product development.

Under Ms. Hall’s leadership, the IOFM certification programs have moved into a SaaS based e-learning platform, providing an industry-leading best in class experience for all certification candidates. Certified professionals are now able to manage and track their CEUs through this online portal, removing all paper from the process.

Previously, Ms. Hall worked for IOFM’s parent company, Diversified Communications, in the marketing department supporting a variety of businesses.

She graduated with a B.A. in Communications from Lee University.

Accounts Receivable & Order-to-Cash Network Advisory Board

Darin M. Ball
Vice President, Credit & Collection/Customer Finance
DS Waters of America

Tammy Carpenter
Senior Manager, Finance
Levi Strauss & Company

Kathy Schroeder
Senior Director AR, Wal-Mart Financial Shared Services
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Fraser Scoyne
Vice President Financial Operations, Financial Shared Services East
Cardinal Health

Janice White
Kalamazoo Valley Community College