Accounting Processing Best Practices

Managing the AP Function

Course Overview
This course provides an overview of managing the AP function. This includes a discussion of managing the process, the individual tasks, the staffs, as well as dealing effectively with management. This course also discusses management of vendor expectations and dealing with AP's internal customers. Finally, this course provides insights into the AP department of tomorrow with a focus on the technology and data that will be present in the future.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of a well-designed AP process
  • Recognize challenges in managing individual tasks and staff as well as internal customers
  • Identify best practices related to vendor relations
  • Recognize characteristics of the AP department of the future

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


Speaker / Author:

Mary S. Schaeffer is editorial director of CRYSTALLUS, Inc., which publishes the Accounts Payable Now & Tomorrow newsletter and the e-zine e-AP news. After working in the finance and treasury departments of several large companies for 15 years, she turned to writing and consulting full time. She is the author of 17 business books, including 101 Best Practices for Accounts Payable, is a nationally recognized accounts payable expert and consultant and a frequent speaker at seminars, conferences and online events. She is the creator of the Institute of Financial Operations Accounts Payable Innovation Certificate program and several self-study courses for CPAs. Mary Schaeffer has a B.S. in Math from York College and a M.B.A. in Finance from New York University. She is a member of the Authors Guild and the New York Financial Writers' Association.


Price (USD)

Standard: $24.95


Course Code : 99SCH22

Release Date : 04/24/2019
Expire Date : 03/31/2022
Credits :
CPE 1.00
QAS 1.00

Course Level : Basic
Course Type : QAS Self-Study
Length : 50min
Passing Grade : 70%
Field Of Study : Accounting
Theme : Accounting Processing Best Practices

Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible

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