Futures in Finance - AFP's career e-newsletter for job seekers
in the fields of finance and treasury. Subscribe now.
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
CTP Exam Tips: How to Pass on Your First Attempt
Want to know the cheapest, fastest, and most effective way to study for and pass the CTP exam on the first attempt?
Mar 23, 2016
FP&A Exam Tips: Time Management is the Key
Everyone studies and
takes tests differently. For those who don’t regularly take tests,
however, the Certified Corporate FP&A Professional examination
process might be a new experience.
Mar 21, 2016
Finance Execs Should Focus On the ‘B Players’. Here’s Why.
Both the A players and the C players get a lot of attention from management. But the B players are who the focus should be on.
Mar 17, 2016
Video: Changing Jobs From a Finance Executive's Perspective
Ferdinand Jahnel, CTP, Vice President, Treasurer for Marsh & McLennan and an AFP Board member, discusses the biggest challenge faced when entering a new role.
Mar 15, 2016
FP&A Exam Tips: 3 Ways to Switch Back Into ‘Study Mode’
Getting into “study mode” isn’t easy, especially if you haven’t studied for a test in a while. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can ease yourself back into that mindset when preparing for the FP&A Exam.
Mar 11, 2016
Putting the Strategic Treasury Puzzle Together
There are myriad opportunities for treasurers to aspire to a bigger and broader roles in the organization. But what does a treasurer need to bring this career journey to fruition?
Mar 09, 2016
AFP Launches Blog to Help You Prep for the FP&A Exam
AFP has launched the FP&A Exam Preparation Blog, a new resource to help aspiring Certified Corporate FP&A Professionals study for the exam.
Mar 08, 2016