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Boardroom Conversations: How to Read the Room
Treasury and finance professionals often interact with other departments who are not aware of what they do. Vivian James Rigney, Executive and Leadership Coach for Inside Us, provides tips on how financial professionals can prepare for those conversations.
Jan 28, 2015
AFP Seeks Volunteers to Update CTP Body of Knowledge
AFP is seeking qualified subject matter experts to participate on the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) Body of Knowledge Committee. “The Essentials of Treasury Management”, the body of knowledge (BoK) for AFP and the CTP examination, is reviewed and updated every three years.
Jan 15, 2015
Futures in Finance: How to Prepare for Meeting with the CFO
This month features an in-depth look at how treasurers can adequately prepare themselves for meeting with the CFO, CEO and other internal stakeholders. Also, new AFP Chairman Anthony Scaglione, CTP, talks key leadership traits, and CFO Cindy Kraft provides financial professionals with tips on how to market themselves.
Dec 19, 2014
Treasury Tips: How to Convey Your Message to the CFO
In this exclusive video interview, Dana Laidhold, treasurer of The Carlyle Group, explains how treasurers can better convey their message to the CFO and other internal stakeholders by focusing on those stakeholders' concerns and how treasury's operations support that.
Dec 11, 2014
Be Prepared: How Treasurers Can Prove Their Value to the CFO
It’s easy to tell treasurers that they have to get in front of a CFO and demonstrate their value. But how should they prepare for this? And, how do they get executives with a minimal knowledge of what treasury does to take the time to listen to what they have to say?
Dec 08, 2014
Three Important Issues for FP&A in 2015
Jason Balogh, EPM Transformation Principal at The Hackett Group, points out the three most important issues FP&A professionals will face next year.
Dec 05, 2014
CFO Coach: How Financial Professionals Can Market Themselves
In today’s competitive job market, financial professionals need to remember three key things when seeking a new position: you can’t rest on your laurels, you have to prove that you’re a problem-solver, and you need to show that your contributions have made an impact.
Dec 03, 2014
Is Asking ‘Why?’ a Barrier for FP&A Professionals in Asia?
While Asia offers some of the greatest opportunities for FP&A professionals, it is highly frowned upon to question 'Why?'. The reality is that a large part of financial planning and analysis (FP&A) is premised on the ability to ask 'Why?'.
Dec 01, 2014
Leadership in Treasury: How to Set the Gold Standard
Frank Crema, vice president and treasurer for Vancouver, British Columbia-based Goldcorp Inc., has worked in every aspect of treasury throughout his career. He identified three critical factors that make a good leader.
Nov 26, 2014
Futures in Finance: Improving Treasury-CFO Communication
This month, Futures in Finance brings you our 2014 AFP Annual Conference roundup, including coverage of a CTC Executive Institute session on improving communication between the treasury and the CFO, and the FP&A Roundtable.
Nov 21, 2014
FP&A in Southeast Asia: The Right Tools, Talent Needed
Brian Kalish, director of AFP's FP&A practice, recently traveled to Southeast Asia, where practitioners stressed the need for better tools and talent in FP&A. Kalish also shared the advances AFP has made on the Corporate FP&A Professional Certification.
Nov 20, 2014
CFO Coach: The Power of the Third Party
Who makes a good reference? References are influencers, so it is critically important that you choose them wisely, understand their power, and ensure they are on-point in messaging your value.
Nov 20, 2014
How Can Treasury Demonstrate its Value to the CFO?
Does your CFO fully comprehend the value of treasury? During a session at the CTC Executive Institute of the 2014 AFP Annual Conference, treasurers provided three key ways to display that value.
Nov 07, 2014
Futures in Finance: It's Here - Career Development at AFP 2014
The 2014 AFP Annual Conference
in Washington, D.C. is less than two weeks away, so this month we're
presenting you with a full list of this year's career development
Oct 23, 2014
AFP 2014: 20 Sessions to Bolster Your Career
From tips on how to present to the board of directors to inspiring accounts of leadership under pressure to advice on how to build the perfect resume, the 2014 AFP Annual Conference boasts an impressive lineup of sessions on its career development track.
Oct 22, 2014
CFO Coach: How to Know if You’re Marketable
What makes you marketable, as a jobseeker? Your technical skills are unquestionably important. But what you do only matters to a prospective employer in the context of how you used those technical finance skills to solve a problem and deliver a tangible impact.
Oct 22, 2014
Treasury Careers: Are Women Getting a Fair Deal?
Can women offer the treasury role specific skills and capabilities that their male colleagues lack? This was a key point of discussion during an informal discussion at EuroFinance 2014 in Budapest.
Oct 17, 2014
When Perfect isn’t Available: Finding the Best FP&A Talent
Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) requires a unique set of skills, and it’s rare to find one person who encompasses all of them. How do you single out the best candidate to fill an FP&A role?
Oct 16, 2014
Techno CFO: Gonsalves Puts IT Background to Strategic Use
Cambridge Mercantile Group CFO Jason Gonsalves' background in technology has given him a unique perspective as a financial executive. Gonsalves recently provided AFP with key insights into how that knowledge has given him an edge throughout his career.
Oct 10, 2014
Futures in Finance: Can Bad Culture Cost You Your Job?
With the AFP Annual Conference just around the corner, we're bringing you exclusive content from our presenters. Can having a weak culture in place cost you your job? What is one nonfinancial skill all financial professionals must have? Learn all this and more.
Sep 25, 2014
3 Ways Financial Professionals Can Improve Communication
Communication has become increasingly important in the development of financial professionals. Here are three key skills to make you a more effective communicator.
Sep 24, 2014
Project Management: A Crucial Skill for Treasury and Finance
Treasury and finance professionals are frequently being asked to step out of their traditional roles and serve as project managers. In this exclusive preview of the 2014 AFP Annual Conference, speakers Peter Biglin, CTP, and Steve C. Phillips, CTP, FP&A, discuss project management.
Sep 24, 2014
CFO Coach: 3 Ways Finance Jobseekers Can Stand Out
Finance professionals seeking that coveted CFO job must avoid adopting the herd mentality. Here are three key tips on how to do that.
Sep 19, 2014
4 Steps for Hiring the Right Financial Professional
Talent management specialists provide four steps treasury and finance leaders must follow if they want to hire the right staff members.
Sep 12, 2014
Fortune 1000 Companies Buzzing over FP&A Certification
Last month, AFP’s Brian Kalish met with financial planning and analysis professionals in New York and Omaha, Nebraska. One message was clear: practitioners are interested in the FP&A Certification.
Sep 10, 2014