Self-Study Course Details
Course Description

In the complex world of finance and accounting, the significance of mastering accounts 

Change, and radical change at that, is coming to accounting and finance space. It is coming faster than anyone thought just a few short years ago. The accounts payable function is likely to be the first casualty ̶ or success, depending on your reaction. By identifying the trends that are apt to make the biggest impact and addressing them quickly, you can position both yourself and your department to emerge as a true winner. 

But what are those trends, you ask? We asked industry thought leader to identify these trends and share insights on how you can prepare for what’s shaping up to be a very interesting, but different, future for those who work in, manage or have responsibility for the accounts payable function. 

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the trends most likely to impact your position and department
  • Recognize how to take full advantage of those tactics most likely to have a positive impact
  • Identify the trends most probable to appeal to management and prepare
  • Recognize how to acquire new skills that will make you desirable to both your current and future employers
  • Discover how to develop strategies to adjust to the expected changes
  • None
Advanced Preparation


Author Details
  • Mary Schaeffer
    Mary Schaeffer

    Mary Schaeffer, AP Now’s Founder creates content around the accounts payable and payment function. This material takes the form of a twice-a-week free ezine, the AP Now podcast and YouTube channel with 500+ videos, a monthly newsletter, 20+ business books, a variety of courses for accountants and AP professionals, and numerous webinars. She served on the Business Payments Coalition and Federal Reserve’s Remittance Delivery Assessment Work Group, and is currently a member of Nacha’s ACH Network Advisory Panel. Schaeffer has been named a Top AP Influencer for the last five years. She also received the Well-Being for Others award from them in 2021 and was named the Top AP Influencer in 2022. She has a BS in Mathematics and an MBA in Finance. Before founding AP Now, she worked in corporate finance and treasury for Continental Grain (Cash Manager) Equitable Life, now AXA (Assistant Treasurer) and O&Y (Financial Risk Manager). 

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