Mary S. Schaeffer
books, newsletters, articles etc.


Here are a few links to articles written by Mary Schaeffer.

T&E Shenanigans: The Games Employees Play and How You Can Stop Them

To read the article, click on the link above or go to https:/​/​​Corporate+Finance/​TE+Shenanigans.htm

How to Detect Problems in Your Payment Process

An article for the AICPA's Corporate Finance Insider
To read it, go to

Don't Forgo Early Payment Discounts: The Returns Are Astounding

An article for SmartPros, an electronic newsletter for accounting professionals on the benefits of taking early payment discounts. To read it, go to

The Kitchen Defense: Countering a Hubby's Inner Geek

A humorous essay about shopping for new kitchen cabinets for's My Turn column

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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. ________________