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Accounts Payable Conferences & Seminars

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The Accounts Payable
Now & Tomorrow Seminar for 2009

What every organization needs to know about accounts payable issues
to be truly effective today ~
and ready for tomorrow’s challenges


Yesterday’s AP practices no longer always work. It’s that simple. What’s more, new products and technology are making inroads—both good and bad. Then there are the regulatory issues (1099s, SUT, and unclaimed property). Addressing them has become critical as state and federal auditors search desperately for income.

And, finally, management is demanding a lot more from the staff who work in and manage accounts payable. After all, accounts payable is responsible for the lifeblood of any organization: its money.

Today, more than ever before, AP has to have a big picture vision of its function. It’s a whole new ballgame. Are you and your staff ready?

The curriculum for this newly-developed seminar is based on research of tested strategies used at firms just like yours. It reflects regulatory changes that must be integrated into your processes if you want to avoid fines and penalties. And finally it looks at efficient processes that integrate the strong internal controls everyone needs to minimize fraud, duplicate payments, and S-Ox trouble.

This intensive seminar is designed to provide you with the information needed to address the issues your team faces today while preparing your AP function for tomorrow—plus each participant will earn six NASBA CPEs.

To register, click here.


This program was designed by Mary Schaeffer, nationally-recognized accounts payable expert. It is based on her research, consulting work, conversations with hundreds of professionals working in and with accounts payable, as well as numerous surveys of what works and what doesn’t in the accounts payable world.

The program is designed to put the most practical information into the hands of attendees—information they need to operate a competitive accounts payable function. There will be plenty of time allocated for your questions.

Please join us for this session that addresses the crucial issues every professional faces with the most up-to-date information about:


  • The Basics (a 10-minute review to ensure we’re all on the same page)
  • Yesterday’s AP Practices: Best Practices No More
  • Invoices: The Demise of the Paper Invoice (& More)
  • Tools in The New Payment World
  • Devising an Integrated Payment Plan for Your Organization
  • Duplicate Payments: Prevention & Detection
  • Master Vendor File Strategies
  • AP Fraud Prevention & Detection
  • Travel & Entertainment Best Practices
  • Travel & Entertainment Fraud Prevention & Detection
  • Regulatory Issues:

              1099s, 1042-S,
              SUT and
              Unclaimed Property

  • Technology in Accounts Payable
  • Internal Controls (Segregation of Duties; S-Ox, etc.)
  • AP Best Practices for Tomorrow 

When & Where:  March 23, 2009 Washington DC (Hotel info to follow)

                          April 20, 2009 Philadelphia PA (Hotel info to follow)          

Cost: $495 (discounts for 3 or more from the same organization; call for pricing)

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:15 PM (Registration and breakfast open at 8:00 AM)

To register click here.

About your Seminar Leader: Mary Schaeffer, AP Now’s editorial director, is a nationally-recognized accounts payable expert. After a 15-year career in finance she began researching and writing newsletters for the accounts payable profession and consulting for companies of all sizes.

Ms. Schaeffer has an MBA in finance and is the author of over 15 business books including The CFO and Controllers’ Guide to Accounts Payable and the recently published Fraud in Accounts Payable: How to Prevent It, published by John Wiley & Sons. She is a frequent contributor to AICPA’s Corporate Finance Insider.


She is a frequent speaker online, at seminars, and at conferences basing her recommendations both on personal experience and those of her consulting clients as well as conversations with hundreds of working professionals and regular practitioner surveys.

To register, click here.


Receive 6 CPE credits by attending this program. CRYSTALLUS, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses of CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addresses to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37218-2417. Website www.nasba.org.


Work experience in accounts payable, accounting or related field, or an introductory course in accounting is a prerequisite for this intermediate level program.  No advance preparation is needed. For more information regarding administrative policies such as refund, complaint and/or cancellation, please contact us at 302-836-0540.