Ukraine Turmoil Wreaks Havoc on Treasury and Finance Groups
Treasury and finance executives whose companies do business in Russia and the Ukraine are seeing the effects of the mounting crisis on their bottom lines. The ruble’s exchange rate has plummeted, corporate borrowing is more expensive, and sanctions against individual banks are complicating cross-border payments.
This Week in Corporate Finance: Shift to Safety Continues in Europe
The market had the feeling of being on a teeter-totter this past week, as general positive feelings about the U.S. economy were counter-balanced by geopolitical concerns, specifically in Ukraine and Gaza. Overseas, the flight to safety continued.
AFP EconWatch - July 28, 2014
U.S. businesses rapidly rebuilt short-term corporate cash holdings during the second quarter following the economic contraction and slow pace of cash accumulation during the opening months of 2014. This was the key finding from the July 2014 AFP Corporate Cash Indicators® released Monday.
July 2014 Futures in Finance Newsletter
This month, we bring you two exclusive video interviews with members of our inaugural class of Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) professionals. Travis Lockhart of IMC and Todd Peterson of AARP discuss why they were interested in taking the beta exam and how they prepared for it. Also this month, we have the second installment in the AFP Advisors Network's series on the three core competencies of independent consulting.
The Ideal Skill Set for a Financial Consultant
The second core competency that any prospective independent treasury or finance consultant needs is technical competency. Many independent consulting engagements can be very technical in nature, so practitioners who believe they may eventually pursue independent consulting would be wise to keep those skills fresh.