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Data Visualization: A Discussion with David McCandless
AFP recently spoke with data journalist David McCandless, who will speak about data visualization at its Annual Conference in October, from his home in London.
Jul 25, 2016
Different Breed: Finance Recruiters’ View of Millennials
Recruiters get a bird’s-eye view of the interaction between millennials and finance hiring managers. They see what companies are asking for and what millennials bring to the table.
Jul 06, 2016
CTP Exam Tips: Are the Examples Real?
One comment made by numerous students in classes, study sessions, online, and other places is: “This example in the text isn’t real. That isn’t the way my company does this.”
Jun 30, 2016
FP&A: 6 Tips for Identifying the Right Talent
How can CFOs and senior FP&A executives make sure they hire the right talent, and thus better align the FP&A team with the organization’s strategic objectives?
Jun 20, 2016
After the CTP Exam: Staying on Top of Treasury
Congratulations! You have successfully passed the CTP exam. But recertification is something that you have to think about down the road.
Jun 16, 2016
FP&A Exam Tips: Understanding the Time Commitment
Students, new and old, who wish to sit for the FP&A exam, should understand the significant time commitment required to obtain the certification.
Jun 08, 2016
8 Ways Millennials Speed Up the Pace of Technology
Millennial finance professionals are pushing their employers to adopt newer and faster technologies, and they’re pushing their vendors to make user interface more intuitive.
Jun 08, 2016
Futures in Finance: Pay Increases, Skills Gap Widens
In the latest edition of AFP’s Futures in Finance newsletter, we review the results of the 2016 AFP Compensation Survey, which found that finance professionals received a 3.6 percent gain in their base salaries in 2015.
May 26, 2016
FP&A Exam Tips: Mastering the Financial Calculations
For FP&A professionals without much of a financial background, the financial calculations portion of the FP&A exam can be a real challenge, especially since there are so many formulas to have to learn as part of the study process.
May 18, 2016
Survey: Finance Pros’ Pay Increases as Skills Gap Widens
Finance professionals enjoyed a pay raise in 2015, but are concerned that they lack business competencies and skills critical for their job success, according to a new survey by AFP.
May 17, 2016
CTP Exam Tips: Putting a Study Schedule Together
When you get the materials and as you read all the recommendations online, it’s all very overwhelming and can be difficult to determine where to start and how to put your study schedule together.
May 11, 2016
FP&A Exam Tips: Making the Best Use of Your Time
Preparing for the FP&A exam requires a commitment of time, which many professionals have in short supply, so making the most efficient use of your studying is of the utmost importance.
May 04, 2016
FP&A Is a Strategic Partner to All Staff—Not Just Management
For Irena Barisic, FP&A, deputy CFO for the Brookings Institution, financial planning and analysis is all about collaborating with staff across all levels of the organization in looking forward and anticipating over-the-horizon financial risks and challenges.
May 04, 2016
Video: Presenting to the Board of Directors
In the latest video from AFP's In-Depth
series, Tina Workman, Vice President of Accounting and Assistant
Treasurer for Shelter Insurance Companies, provides tips for an
effective presentation to your board of directors.
May 03, 2016
Unique: How Millennials in Finance View Themselves
To improve our understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities millennials bring to the finance function, AFP interviewed two millennial finance professionals.
May 02, 2016
Priceline Treasurer Led Before Taking On a Leadership Role
As a trader throughout his career, Douglas Tropp, treasurer of The Priceline Group Inc., had numerous experiences as an individual contributor. What he learned was how to lead through influencing when there’s not a direct reporting relationship.
May 02, 2016
Futures in Finance: Tap Into Your Energy Sources
In the latest edition of Futures in Finance, CTC Corporate Treasurers Forum speaker Laurie Coe of The Energy Project discusses how treasury and finance executives can inspire their employees to bring more of their potential to work every day.
Apr 28, 2016
FP&A Exam Tips: Worksheet Simulation Section
After you get through the multiple choice section in part one of the FP&A Exam, it’s time to take on the worksheet simulation section.
Apr 27, 2016
How Finance Execs Can Create a Mentoring Culture
Having a mentor can play a big role in a person’s career success. Yet, while the majority of CFOs say a mentor is important for career development, only a small percentage of workers report being in a mentoring relationship.
Apr 15, 2016
CTP Exam Tips: 5 Keys for Aspiring CTPs
If you’re studying to be a Certified Treasury Professional, you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you. Here are five tips to remember.
Apr 15, 2016
FP&A Exam Tips: Tackling the Multiple Choice Section
Jim Morales, FP&A, Manager of Business Planning & Strategy for U.S. Gas & Electric Inc., provides his take on the multiple choice section in part one of the FP&A Exam.
Apr 13, 2016
Square’s Tim Murphy Talks About Building a Treasury Function
Mobile payments giant Square is both young and fast-growing, which has an impact on its treasury infrastructure and leadership approach. Just ask Tim Murphy, treasurer for the payments processor.
Apr 11, 2016
CTC Forum Preview: Tap Into Your Energy Sources
Laurie Coe of The Energy Project discusses her upcoming CTC Corporate Treasurers Forum keynote session on how treasury and finance executives can inspire their employees to bring more of their potential to work every day.
Apr 06, 2016
Should Treasury and Finance Execs Embrace Reverse Mentoring?
Treasury and finance executives with years of experience may think they’re too old for a mentor—especially a younger, more junior colleague. Here’s why that attitude is wrong.
Apr 05, 2016
Futures in Finance: It's Time to Focus on the B-Team
The latest edition of Futures in Finance looks at why finance executives should spend a little less time on the ‘A’ and ‘C’ players and focus on the ‘B’ players.
Mar 24, 2016