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Video: The Future Skills of Finance Leaders
In the latest video from AFP's In-Depth series, David Buley, CFO, Association of Independent Schools of NSW, discusses the vital skills finance leaders will need to have 10 years from now.
Feb 09, 2016
CTP Exam Tips: With the Right Prep, Anyone Can Pass
Anyone can pass the CTP Exam—with the right preparation. AFP offers a plethora of training tools that can assist with this preparation.
Feb 04, 2016
Video: Standing Out from the Crowd with FP&A Certification
Travis Lockhart, CTP, FP&A, Finance Manager for DLT Solutions, discusses how earning the Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credential has helped to further his career.
Feb 02, 2016
Futures in Finance: FP&A Cert Propels One Pro to the Top
In the latest issue of Futures in Finance, we Jake Bailey, III, FP&A, controller and director of finance for Tana Exploration, about his experience taking the Certified Corporate FP&A Professional exam.
Jan 28, 2016
FP&A: Why the Time for Certification is Now
Jim Morales, FP&A, Manager of Business Planning and Strategy for U.S. Gas & Electric Inc., explains why the FP&A certification is needed, and how it has helped him both in his career and in his day-to-day job duties.
Jan 27, 2016
Profile in Leadership: Building Treasury from the Ground Up
With an advanced degree in clinical psychology and experience as a martial arts instructor, it’s no surprise that Steve Rosenthal emphasizes leadership as global treasurer and managing director for Broadridge.
Jan 26, 2016
Ready for the Digital Economy-Led FP&A Transformation?
The digital economy is asking more from CFOs than in ever before. Is your organization ready for the emerging transformational trends?
Jan 25, 2016
Working Cross-Functionally: A Must for Finance Pros
For today’s financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professional, working cross-functionally is a key part of the job. Just ask Gaileon Thompson, CTP, FP&A.
Jan 22, 2016
CTP Exam Tips: How to Read the Questions
When you sit down to answer questions on the CTP Exam, make sure to read them slowly and completely. All of the questions have been written to provide the minimum amount of information needed to determine the answer.
Jan 21, 2016
FP&A Certification Propels One Professional to the Top
AFP recently spoke with Jake Bailey, III, FP&A, controller and director of finance for Tana Exploration, on his experience taking the Certified Corporate FP&A Professional exam.
Jan 20, 2016
Two Innovative Ways Treasurers Can Expand Their Role
If you’re like most ambitious treasury professionals, you want to grow your career, expand your areas of responsibilities, and prove you can make a bigger impact on your company. But how?
Jan 13, 2016
CTP Exam Tips: Handling the Three Question Levels
An important fact to keep in mind about the CTP Exam questions is that there
are three levels: basic, intermediate, and advanced.
Jan 12, 2016
CTP Exam Tips: All the Information is There
When you’re preparing for an exam, there’s always going to be that fear that the information provided to you on the test won’t be sufficient. Fortunately, when it comes to AFP’s CTP Exam, you don’t need to have such worries.
Jan 06, 2016
AFP Study: FP&A a Strategic Partner to Management
A recent study from AFP shows that financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals rank their role as strategic partners as their number one job responsibility.
Jan 05, 2016
Excess Liquidity: The Challenges of Too Much Short-Term Cash
AFP speaks with Peter Shen, CFA, assistant treasurer for medical therapeutic provider Gilead Sciences, whose company has grown significantly in recent years.
Jan 04, 2016
CTP Exam Tips: Taking the Test
You’ve committed to taking the CTP exam, put in the necessary time, worked on your weak spots, and the test day is almost upon you. What can you expect in the last few weeks prior to the exam?
Dec 30, 2015
Considering an MBA? There May Be a Better Alternative
An MBA is a traditional career route for finance jobseekers. There is, however, another alternative that will definitely help you stand out from the crowd.
Dec 29, 2015
A CFO’s Lament: ‘The 5 Mistakes I Would Not Repeat’
The best companies reward employees who share their mistakes, so that others don’t commit the same errors. You first need to make mistakes to learn from them.
Dec 02, 2015
CTP Exam Tips: Laying the Groundwork
When studying for the CTP Exam, it is crucial to create a plan of attack.
Dec 02, 2015
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