Mary S. Schaeffer
books, newsletters, articles etc.


After working in the finance and treasury departments of several large companies Mary Schaeffer turned to writing and consulting full time.

Publishing Experience - Other:

2005 - to the present. Publisher and Editorial Director for a suite of products focusing on accounts payable. A print, fee-based newsletter, Accounts Payable Now & Tomorrow and a complimentary e-zine, e-News from the AP Front are the first offerings. The firm also does consulting and customized training. For information about these products or if you need a consultant please contact Ms. Schaeffer at marys@​

1994 - 2005 Editor, for a mid-sized newsletter publisher. Plan and write two business newsletters for credit and collection executives and accounts payable professionals.

1991 - present Freelance writer. Have written hundreds of articles for publications such as The New York Times, Newsday, Seattle magazine, Applause, Corporate Cashflow, Home Business News, Treasury and Risk Management, Financial Freedom Report, Chicago Life and The Writer.

Publishing Experience – Books:

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Books by Mary Schaeffer.

Corporate/​Other Experience:

Before turning to writing full-time in 1994, I spent fifteen years in corporate America where I toiled in Treasury and Finance departments both as an Assistant Treasurer at The Equitable Life Assurance Society and then the Financial Risk Manager for Olympia & York.


B.S. Math - York College
M.B.A. Finance - New York University
Passed the Registered Rep exam given by the NASD

Professional Affiliations:

Authors Guild
New York Financial Writers' Association

Mary Schaeffer's Books

The way organizations of all sizes are paying their bills is changing, and changing rapidly. New technologies and approaches are making paper checks obsolete. This ground breaking book takes a look at how anyone can create a cost efficient controlled payment process for their organization. ________________
An in-depth look at practices every organization should be using to keep T&E expenses under control and prevent T&E fraud - while running an efficient operation. ________________
The book that answers the perennial question that regularly pops into the minds of Controllers and CFOs: Why’s my accounts payable manager doing that?
An extensive review of internal controls in the accounts payable funciton
Identifies both best and worst pracices used in Corporate America today. ________________
written with Keefe Bruyette & Woods Chairman, John Duffy with contributions from KBW employees ________________
a primer for those looking for information about business credit and collection issues ________________
A primer for those just starting out as well as those who manage the department. HINT: Accounts payable is alot more than just paying bills ________________
A comprehensive handbook for those managing the accounts payable function or "the Bible" as one business executive calls it ________________
In addition to the books shown here, Ms. Schaeffer has written books about Business Credit, Real Estate and Derivatives. ________________