The Association of Credit

The only organization dedicated to World class Credit Management (O2C, I2C, C2C) in Shared Services

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World class training and development programmes designed for Multi-National Shared Service Centres

Individual & Corporate Digital Learning

The series provides both knowledge and the necessary operational skills required to prevail over the daily challenges facing all teams in Order to Cash.

Leadership Masterclass

This Masterclass is for Directors, Managers and Senior Team Leaders in Shared Services with the ambition to be recognised as a leading Order to Cash department by being better tomorrow than today through improving people, processes and services.

Credit Matters Conference

The programme is dedicated to Creating Leaders and achieving O2C Excellence

Credit Matters IX 2020 Revive

Central Europe’s Biggest O2C Credit Conference

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Why Foundation Digital Learning Series?

Foundation is the only study pack designed for Multi-National Shared Services that truly makes a difference to people.

 

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The Foundation provides a professional certified qualification that formally demonstrates your knowledge, experience and dedication.

O2C Leadership Masterclass

The session will provide you with practical leadership lessons to improve your personal skills and inspiration for your future career progression

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Protecting the working capital and profit margin

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Learn how to deliver world-class results

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Learn how to build your Centre of Excellence

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Build a future-proof strategy for an ever-changing finance world

It’s the people who make the difference.

Learn from finance experts as they share their knowledge and experience on how you can design your finance function to meet tomorrow’s challenges and create a Centre of Excellence.

 

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What does World Class look like ?
Inspirational Leadership
Leading People
People operate PROCESSES to produce results
Stakeholder management
Situational Leadership
Building a Team
The culture change journey to excellence continues…….

 

Upcoming Events & Workshops

A series of events organised for the benefit of O2C professionals to share and benchmark experiences and ideas. ACCEE is on the road with a series of high quality events for the many thousands of talented people, like you, working in Order to Cash.

28 April /

Webinars

O2C, Credit and Accounts Receivable in a Crisis

 


29 April /

Webinars

7 Ways to Fix the Leaks in the Aging Buckets

 

20 May

European Business Services Association

CEE Business Services Virtual Summit

 

27 – 28 May

O2C Leadership Masterclass

Warsaw, Poland

 


 

10 – 11 June

O2C Leadership Masterclass

Prague,  Czech Republic

 


 

08 – 11 September

SSON Shared Services & Outsourcing Week

Estoril, Portugal

 

16 – 18 September

Credit Matters IX:
Vision 2020

KraKow, Poland

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Foundation Digital Learning Series

Professional O2C qualifications are the essential component for Shared Service Centres with the ambition to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence by being better tomorrow than today through improving people, processes and services. 

1. What is the Foundation?

The Foundation is an Digital Learning Professional Certification programme.

Foundation is the only study pack designed for Multi-National Shared Services.

It will serve as a competency baseline measure and inspiration towards Centre of Excellence Standard.

2. Who is the Foundation for?

It is for everyone working in O2C, SSC Heads, Sales and Customer Service.

 

3. Why everyone working in O2C, SSC Heads, Sales and Customer Service?

Because, all these roles directly impact the business critical elements of working capital and cash flow.

No part of O2C is a ‘BACKOFFICE’ function. Every component of Order to Cash directly impacts the business critical Cash Flow and Working Capital. Trade Receivables are your single biggest, most complex and most important Current Asset.

4. Why should we, as a company, introduce Foundation?

Because it introduces the essentials that all connected with O2C should know. It encourages ‘students’ to be inquisitive, to learn more about the business and it is very low price compared to all the other comparable alternatives.

Foundation is the first stage for everyone aspiring to be a team leader or manager.

You can only be a Subject Matter Expert if you are Expert in your Subject.

Most managers in SSC’s don’t know what they don’t know.

The Foundation fills in the knowledge gaps and introduces many best practices that are essential for a high performing team.

5. What areas does the Foundation cover?

Subject content is apportioned as follows:

Collections and Portfolio Management     22%

Analysis and Reporting                                20%

Credit Policy and Risk                                  19%

Personal Development                                15%      

Essential Business Skills                              14%

Law & Procedures                                       10%   

6. What will be the benefit if I already consider myself to be a Subject Matter Expert?

You may well have experience in a certain area or areas but real ‘Expert’ status takes many years and covers many areas.

Our experience confirms that at least 1/3 of the Foundation content will be new to every student.

The Foundation provides a professional certified qualification that formally demonstrates your knowledge, experience and dedication.

The Labour market is very competitive with many people all having similar work experience in similar environments.

The Foundation provides that something extra to set you above the crowd when applying for a promotion.

7. How long does it take?

On average, each module can be completed comfortably in 2 to 3 hours.

Please don’t skim over the exercises, PDF’s and content that you may not connect with today.

8. Where can I study?

You can study anywhere on PC, Tablet and Smartphone.

The most effective study time is away from the workplace.

9. How do I get the best from the studies?

There will be many areas that invite you to investigate further.

It is for you as an individual to be curious, brave and focussed.

You will frequently be introduced to topics, calculations or ideas not previously encountered.

If there is something in the Foundation that you may not do or use today, there is a very good chance someone else is or it is a best practice that you can introduce.

 Remember, Foundation is essential if you want to achieve a rewarding        career, not a race to tick a box

10. How and where can I use the Foundation contents?

None of your colleagues in the C-Suite, O2C, finance, sales, customer service etc. will be perfect experts – they will be many aspects of business they don’t know that they don’t know.

 If you have overdues greater than 2.5% then there will be areas that can be improved within your organization.

By introducing and discussing the initiatives shared in the Foundation      will add value to your reputation.

Just because something isn’t done today doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done tomorrow

11. Will it help me be a manager?

The Foundation will without doubt help you to be a very effective manager and ultimately a good leader.

Remember, people don’t leave bad jobs, they leave bad managers. Bad managers are those that lack the wider business experience that can be shared with their teams to inspire them.

It is not possible to be a genuine, experienced Subject Matter Expert with less than 5 years O2C experience.

(The ACCEE’s Comparative Performance Measure, CPM, provides the measures and guidelines needed for Excellence).

12. Why should I study Foundation rather than Accounting?

The Foundation is designed to introduce the key elements of Credit Management / O2C.

Everything you learn in the Foundation will be of value throughout your career.

The Foundation and is relevant to your job and is the first of 3 stages of professional O2C study (Foundation, Journeyman and Master).

There is a very exciting and varied career to be had in O2C that will more than satisfy your professional ambitions.

It can be considered as the O2C equivalent of accounting qualifications

13. Are there other benefits?

The knowledge and experience gained in the Foundation will contribute to your confidence. This in turn will deliver improved results through your leadership and management.

 Introducing the course content to others will demonstrate your growing expertise and you will find that Sales, Business Unit Managers and others will soon be coming to you for advice and guidance.

14. How long is the qualification valid for?

The Foundation (FACCEE) qualification is valid for life.

It is also a unique feature that the course contents remain available to you as a reference document.

All we require is that you pay an annual renewal fee of Eur 50, 00.

15. Where should I display the certificate?

We recommend you display the certificate at your place of work and add the FACCEE accreditation to your LinkedIn, e-mail signature and CV when applying for promotions.

16. What happens if I change my job?

The certificate and accreditation goes with you and will remain as long as the annual renewal fee of Eur 50.00 is paid.

Please let us know if you are changing jobs.

17. What happens if the employee changes job?

If your company has provided the Foundation to everyone in the O2C department than we will provide a replacement student licence to the new starter.

We recommend that the Foundation (and subsequent qualification levels) be offered to all applicants as part of your Employer Branding Value Proposition.

18. How much does it cost?

The price ranges from Eur 349.00 to Eur 399.00 per student depending on the number of participants. Please click here for more information.

 There is an annual renewal fee of Eur 50.00 to retain the qualification status and contribute towards name changes and system maintenance.

19. How can we guarantee that all students will complete the programme?

The Association recognizes that many companies mean well and invest heavily in digital education programmes. Unfortunately, there is either a low take-up and/or a high drop-off rate.

 We at ACCEE can provide an interactive, initiative that guarantees course completion and opportunity to discuss course content.

20. What follows the Foundation?

There are two more levels within the Association qualification programme – Journeyman and Master. It will be possible to complete all three levels in one calendar year.