Mary Schaeffer Instructor Information

Publisher & Editorial Director

AP Now

  • Member since 2015
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Nationally-recognized accounts payable consultant, speaker, writer and course creator.



President : AP Now - [2005-05 to Current]
Nationally recognized expert on accounts payable and payment issues. Created numerous programs that are delivered online, in-person and in self-study formats. Creator of the AP Now portal and most of the content in it. Consult for both private industry and for service providers in this space looking to make their product more attractive to the market. I also serve as the Education Director for the Institute of Financial Operations.

Executive Editor : IOMA - [1994-05 to 2005-05]
• Content, issues and product developer for the Accounts Payable and Credit (AR) lines of products • Identified and developed strategic relationships and partnerships with key associations and vendors leading directly to revenue opportunities for the parent company • Founding editor of IOMA’s Accounts Payable and Credit newsletter; within less than a year the AP newsletter was the organization’s largest and most profitable of almost 50 newsletters. • Identified issues, created programs and recruited key experts to speak at industry conferences and online events • Co-developer of certification program

Financial Risk Manager : Olympia & York - [1984-10 to 1994-05]

Assistant Treasurer : Equitable Life Assurance Society - [1978-05 to 1984-10]



MBA, Finance : NYU

BS, Math : CUNY York College