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Speaker:


Mary S. Schaeffer

Mary S. Schaeffer is the founder of AP Now, a B2B organization focused on creating business intelligence around the accounts payable and payment functions. She has written 18 business books and is a frequent and popular speaker at both online and live events. Schaeffer has created a number of CPE self-study courses, customized training and online training events. She is the developer of the Accounts Payable Best Practice Certificate program. Previously she held positions as an Assistant Treasurer for the Equitable Life Assurance Society, a Financial Risk Manager for O&Y and a Corporate Cash Manager for Continental Grain. She has an MBA in Finance from NYU and a BS in Mathematics from York College (CUNY).

Live Webinars

Chronicles

Industry: Banking and Finance

Duration: 75 Minutes

Recorded Session

A recent MIT-Boston Consulting study of over 3,000 companies found that 80% believed AI (artificial intelligence) would give them a competitive advantage. What’s more, we are seeing the use of AI and RPA (robotic process automation) creeping into the business world, and more specifically into various accounting functions.

Industry: Banking and Finance

Duration: 75 Minutes

Recorded Session

You can’t have best practices in accounts payable without strong internal controls. They are an integral part. They are also very easy to overlook. While most executives are savvy enough to realize they need to be concerned about payment fraud, not everyone realizes they can also experience losses if they don't have the proper controls around all aspects of their AP function. Duplicate and erroneous payments, audit issues and lost vendor credits all have a deleterious bottom line impact.