Nat Goodman founded Goodman & Associates in 1991. The firm is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. Goodman & Associates offer basically two services:

Seminars/Workshops/Training     &    Consulting/Mentoring

Nathaniel W. Goodman, CPA, CAPP, APM, MBA is a pioneer in business process reengineering and an expert in best practices who is credited with significant consulting accomplishments on five continents. He served as comptroller for Sears Roebuck de Mexico during that country financial crisis as well as in a number of shared service manager positions in various finance functions.

Since 2000, he has concentrated on procure-to-pay and working capital processes. He has authored two certification manuals for the International Accounts Payable Professionals and been a contributing editor to several research reports/manuals for the Institute of Management and Administration.  He has presented over 900 seminars worldwide including certification training for IAPP and IOMA plus over 500 best practices in finance seminars for the Center for Professional Education.

He is a licensed CPA in Texas, an AICPA member and proficient in Spanish/English. Nat served as an artillery officer and a paratrooper in the U.S. Army.

Current Seminars-Workshops-Training

Focused in-house workshops are a very cost effective vehicle for driving consensus-motivated process improvements.  Accordingly, NASBA CPE certification credits are available on an economical unit basis. Frequently, a process assessment precedes a workshop whereby opportunities are identified and seminars are enriched.

  • 101. Utilizing the Financial Supply Chain &  E-Commerce to Optimize Working Capital
  • 102. Accounts Payable Best Practices & Effective Administration
  • 103. T & E Best Practices, Regulatory Compliance, & Internal Control
  • 104. Utilizing AP Benchmarks & Metrics to Drive Process Improvement
  • 105. Combating Accounts Payable Fraud in a SOX Environment
  • 106. Optimizing the P Card Program
  • 107. AP Shared Services & Outsourcing
  • 108. Best Practices in Finance: Building a World-Class Organization
  • 109. Fraud Awareness  & Prevention for AP Associates
  • 110. Integrated CAPP/CAPA Exam Review (IAPP) On Site 
  • 111. Comprehensive AP Certification Prep (CAPP-IAPP) & Best Practice Review      
  • 112. CAPA Exam Prep (IAPP)
  • 113. Essentials of Accounts Payable; Training & Certification Program (IOMA/TAPN)

We would welcome the opportunity to develop a program for one or more days that addresses your needs by customizing/fusing a number of our full day seminars:


Nat works closely with his clients in obtaining solutions and helping them succeed. Generally, you will engage Nat's individualized attention and expertise not a team containing less seasoned agents.

Where appropriate, Nat will arrange for a team of veterans from a pool of process experts who he is well-acquainted. This partnering will only take place if he can be assured of significant value to the client.

Nat is a catalyst for process improvement frequently employing the workshop forum to achieve process improvement consensus.
See Consulting.

See Client List covering five continents.

To contact Nat Goodman please visit the Contact Me page.