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Today’s Treasurer: The ‘Co-CFO’
Today's treasurers are required to work across all areas of the business—in a sense, acting like an alternate chief financial officer.
Nov 24, 2015
Finance Careers: Job Hunting from the Inside Out
If you are seeking a new treasury or finance position, instead of conducting a job search from the perspective of a seller, approach the problem from the perspective of the buyer—i.e., the hiring authority.
Nov 19, 2015
Q&A: Overcoming Challenges of a New Treasury Position
Ferdinand Jahnel, CTP, vice president, treasurer for Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., and a member of AFP’s Board of Directors, discusses his new treasury position and the current challenges he’s facing.
Nov 18, 2015
What Will FP&A Look Like Five Years from Now?
In the not-too-distant future, finance departments will be comprised primarily of non-finance staff.
Nov 10, 2015
Futures in Finance: Are You a High Performance Treasurer?
This month's edition of Futures in Finance provides some clues as to how you can become a high-performance treasurer.
Oct 29, 2015
How to Find Well-Rounded FP&A Professionals
FP&A professionals must possess the interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with nonfinancial peers and speak their language.
Oct 29, 2015
Hiring FP&A Professionals? Here Are Eight Traits to Pursue
Over 70 percent of finance executives say financial planning and analysis (FP&A) positions are the hardest to fill. What makes this such a difficult time to find FP&A professionals?
Oct 27, 2015
FP&A Tips: Building Successful Business Partnerships
FP&A today is increasingly called upon to work closely with business partners to improve the forecasting and planning process and become a more strategic partner to senior management.
Oct 19, 2015
AFP Survey: Financial Pros’ Salaries Continue to Increase
For two years in a row, treasury and finance professionals have seen an increase in pay. The AFP 2015 Compensation Survey found that financial professionals received a 4.1 percent gain in their base salaries during 2014, an increase from the 3.8 percent increase in 2013.
Oct 07, 2015
Seven Ways FP&A Can Retain Top Talent
Finding and retaining talent is a top concern for CFOs and financial planning and analysis (FP&A) chiefs. An upcoming AFP FP&A Guide, “Addressing the FP&A Talent Gap” examines just how difficult it is for FP&A directors to find the talent they need to meet today’s challenges.
Sep 28, 2015
FP&A at the AFP Annual Conference
The financial planning and analysis (FP&A) track at the 2015 AFP Annual Conference features sessions on data visualization, big data, KPIs, forecasting, analytics and more.
Sep 28, 2015
Career Development at the 2015 AFP Annual Conference
The career development track at the 2015 AFP Annual Conference in Denver features an impressive lineup of sessions for treasury and finance professionals. Sessions focus on acquiring and retaining talent, mentoring, communication skills, breaking down silos and more.
Sep 18, 2015
AFP 2015 Preview: David Nour on Business Relationships
Treasury and finance professionals who are concerned that their business relationships are missing something won’t want to miss David Nour’s session at the 2015 AFP Annual Conference in Denver.
Sep 15, 2015
Talent Search: Why Finance Needs to Use Advanced Analytics
Hiring and retaining top talent remains a constant challenge for finance departments. A key problem is the fact that most companies rely on old-fashioned interviews to bring new people on board.
Sep 14, 2015
Finding FP&A Talent, Forecasting Key Challenges in Singapore
Senior FP&A leaders gathered for the inaugural meeting of the Singapore AFP FP&A Club. The discussion focused on key challenges FP&A professionals are facing—particularly talent management and forecasting.
Sep 09, 2015
Certification Requirement Transformed Finance Exec’s Career
Some treasury professionals earn the CTP because they like a challenge. For Kendall Frederick, CTP, FP&A, senior manager, finance integration for Hanesbrands, earning the CTP was a condition of his first job in treasury.
Sep 09, 2015
How Finance Execs Can Develop High-Performing Teams
The keys to creating high-performing teams have less to do with IQ smarts and competence/skills, and more to do with the ways in which individuals trust, engage, communicate and execute together.
Sep 02, 2015
10 Crucial Skills All FP&A Professionals Must Possess
The financial planning and analysis (FP&A) role is quickly evolving. According to many experts, there are 10 critical skills FP&A professionals must possess.
Aug 28, 2015
Futures in Finance: Why Finding Talent is a Big Challenge
The latest edition of Futures in Finance looks at why both CFOs and FP&A professionals are having trouble finding finance talent. For entry-level positions, it is difficult to find people who can hit the ground running. And once you do, it’s difficult to retain them.
Aug 27, 2015
AFP In-Depth: Building a Strong Resume
In the latest video from AFP's In-Depth series, Nicole Meyer, founder and managing partner of the Meyer Partnership, discusses the difference between building a resume and writing a resume.
Aug 24, 2015
4 Key Tips for Treasury as its Role Continues to Expand
The financial crisis had an impact on corporate treasury in terms of increased responsibilities and higher expectations. Treasury is now more likely to be consulted on strategic issues, which means that the required skillset has to be broader.
Aug 18, 2015
Making Friends: The Key to Getting the Finance Job You Want
If you want to get the job you want, you have to proactively go after it. Sound terrifying? Well, to 90 percent of people, it can be. But here’s the secret the lucky 10 percent know: getting the gig you want is as easy as making friends.
Aug 11, 2015
FP&A & CFOs Agree: Finding Talent is a Big Challenge
According to a new Deloitte survey, CFOs cite a lack of consultative, partnering, analytical and technical skills as hindering their teams’ ability to meet the expanding needs of the business.
Aug 05, 2015
Opportunity Knocks: How One FP&A Professional Got Started
Jessica Cullinan never intended to get into financial planning and analysis (FP&A)—but things change. An unexpected work opportunity led her to alter her career path.
Jul 29, 2015
New Rules for Finance to Partner with Business Units
In practically every company you will find business finance functions whose purpose is bringing finance closer to the business. But although these functions and teams were created with good intentions, many of them are not yet yielding the value that was expected.
Jul 29, 2015