AFP EconWatch - March 3, 2014
The U.S. economy grew at a slower pace at the end of 2013 than previously believed.
Molding Talent in Treasury
The members of AFP’s Treasury Advisory Group (TAG) met last week in Washington, D.C. Members discussed developing and retaining talent, which has been popular topic of discussion among many treasury and finance professionals at recent events like the AFP Annual Conference and the CTC Corporate Treasurers Forum.
February 2014 Futures in Finance
The month, we take a look at the Corporate Treasury Council's new guide, Attracting and Retaining Talent. Sponsored by Reval, and part of the CTC's Leadership in Treasury series, the guide delves deep into the unique challenges treasurers face in talent management, including practical examples from eight companies in different industries. Also this month, we look at preparing for the FP&A Exam, the characteristics of an optimized close, and more.
Considering Consulting? Know Your Value
There are many factors financial professionals must consider before making the move to consulting. Before you begin, you should define who you are as an independent consultant, and ensure that there is a need in the market.
What Are the Characteristics of an Optimized Close?
What would an optimized financial close, attainable within a year, look like? Most treasury and finance professionals have never asked this question and even fewer have answered it. Here are the top 10 attributes of an optimized close.