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Career Development Advice for FP&A and Finance Professionals

Andreas Schertzinger, the Managing Director, Head of Reinsurance FP&A at Swiss Re, discusses the career advice he would give his younger self upon starting a career in treasury and finance. More career development resources.


Capital Re-Structuring: How to Address This Delicate But Critical Challenge

Ankur Bhandari, the former treasurer of Omnicare, discusses the steps to take once the decision to make over a company’s capital structure has been made. More treasury resources.

A Veteran Oil and Gas Executive Discusses Collaboration Between FP&A and Operations

Kevin S. Boyle Sr., Chief Financial Officer of FloWorks International, discusses why it’s so important for FP&A and finance to build partnerships with operations. More FP&A resources.

The Golden Rule for Treasury: What Is It?

Tom Wolfe, CTP, the Senior Director, Global Treasury at Marriott Vacations Worldwide, discusses the “golden rule” of treasury and how the CTP and CMM credentials helped him in his career. More treasury resources.

How One Pfizer Executive Defines Risk Tolerance

Neal Masia, vice president of Global Economics and International Treasury at Pfizer, discusses whether expanding business into emerging markets demands more risk tolerance and the unique skills treasurers need to bring to emerging market treasury management. More risk resources.

Budgeting and Forecasting: The Keys to Fixing the Process

Ethan Carlson, founder and CEO of Carlson Management Consulting, discusses how a company can tell when a budgeting and forecasting process is broken and what CFOs want from FP&A. More FP&A resources.

How Your Finance Team Can Transform Your Organization's Capital Structure

Ankur Bhandari, the former treasurer of Omnicare, discusses why his company decided to transform its capital structure and how companies can tell when they need to do a capital structure makeover. More treasury resources.

Relationship Economics: Why It Matters for Today's Businesses

David Nour, the CEO of Nour Group, discusses relationship economics, why it’s important to treasury and finance professionals and how young professionals can leverage it. More career development resources.

What Will The Finance Profession Look Like in 10 Years?

David Buley, CFO of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW, discusses what the finance profession will look like in 10 years. More FP&A resources.

KPIs for Risk Management: One Ericsson Executive's Perspective

Magnus Attoff, the head of Financial Risk Management and Operations at Ericsson, discusses what companies should be thinking about when they design key performance indicators for risk management. More risk resources.

Jason Schenker: How He Talks Differently to Treasury and Finance Audiences

Jason Schenker, president and chief economist of Prestige Economics, discusses what treasury and finance audiences want to hear about and how it differs from other audiences. More career development resources.

W Mitchell: It's Not What Happens, It's What You Do About It

W Mitchell, author of It's Not What Happens to You, It's What You Do About It, discusses the moment he realized he had to pick himself up and keep going, his biggest fear and advice for his younger self. More career development resources.

Data Visualization: How Your Data Can Tell a Story for Your Firm

Andrej Lapajne, founding member of IBCS-A (International Business Communication Standards Association) and a Hichert Certified Consultant, discusses finance business engines and the biggest challenges for financial professionals when presenting data. More FP&A resources.

How One DHL Finance Executive Thinks About Regulatory Compliance Risk

Robert Whitaker, CTP, the senior vice president corporate finance for DHL Americas and an AFP board member, discusses regulatory compliance risk and how he got his start in treasury. More risk resources.

Follow-On Offering: What is a DRIP and Is It Right for Your Business?

Ann Anthony, treasurer of South Jersey Industries and an AFP board member, discusses DRIP and why it's better than an ATM or follow-on offering. More treasury resources.

Risks in Business Expansion

Cathy Fields, CTP, the director and assistant treasurer for Hitachi Data Systems, discusses whether expanding business into emerging markets demand more risk tolerance. She also talks about the unique skills treasurers need to bring to emerging market treasury management. More risk resources.

The Department of Homeland Security Reveals Top Resources to Learn About Cybersecurity

Brigadier General (retired) Gregory J. Touhill is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications within the National Protections and Programs Directorate (NPPD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He discusses the government resources available to help companies better fight hackers and cyberfraud., as well as the importance of communicating cyber-security measures. More cybersecurity resources.

Ron Nash on the Importance of Networking for Treasury & Finance Professionals

Business and career strategist, author, and founder of The In Academy Inc., Ron Nash has a passion for personal development and creating strategies that work. He discusses why LinkedIn is an important tool for treasury and finance professionals today. More career development resources.

ISO 20022 Brings Big Challenges and Potentially Big Benefits

Nasreen Quibria, managing director and founder of Q, discusses the next big trend in payments over the next three to five years. More payments resources.

What Are the Trends Transforming Finance? A 30-Year Finance Veteran Gives His Thoughts

David Buley, CFO of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW, discusses the biggest trends transforming finance today and how finance professionals can identify change in their field. More FP&A resources.

The Federal Reserve's Faster Payments Initiative Is Coming: What You Need to Know

Patricia Hui, Senior Corporate Treasury Manager at Mentor Graphics Corporation and an AFP board member, discusses what finance and treasury professionals should do to prepare for faster payments. More payments resources.

What Finance Executives Need to Stay Current on Economic Issues

Jason Schenker, CVA, CFP, ERP, ChFC, President and Chief Economist of Prestige Economics, discusses the best ways to stay up to date in the finance world. More career development resources.

Enhancing Your Career: Presenting to the Board of Directors

Tina Workman, Vice President of Accounting and Assistant Treasurer for Shelter Insurance Companies, explains why brevity and a clear story will make your board presentation stand out. More career development resources.

Gilead Sciences Confronts Rapid Growth: The Challenges Are Real

Peter Shen, CFA
What are the challenges of leading a rapidly growing organization? More career development resources.

How Swiss Re Fosters Collaboration Between Treasury and FP&A

Dr. Andreas Schertzinger
Should partnerships between treasury and FP&A be driven by data or by human interactions? More FP&A resources.

Your Role in Cybersecurity: Part 1

Gen. Keith Alexander
What should treasurers do to counter cyberattacks? More cybersecurity resources.

Your Role in Cybersecurity: Part 2

Gen. Keith Alexander
What is the biggest mistake companies are making regarding cybersecurity? More cybersecurity resources.

Embracing the Concept of Beyond Budgeting

Bjarte Bogsnes
What is Beyond Budgeting and why should organizations do it? More FP&A resources.

Avoiding the Biggest Budgeting Pitfalls

Bjarte Bogsnes
What are the biggest mistakes organizations make when it comes to budgeting and how does Beyond Budgeting direct them? More FP&A resources.

EMV’s Impact on Fraud and Securing Cyberpayment Security

Rue Jenkins
Why is online fraud more prevalent now despite EMV being introduced? More Payments resources.

Defining Key Performance Indicators

Gary Cokins
How can organizations identify valid key performance indicators? More FP&A resources.

Biggest Risks for Financial Professionals

Jonathan Hall, CTP
What are the biggest risks financial professionals should be concerned about? More risk resources.

FP&A's Role in the IPO Process

Jim Grube
Why should FP&A be involved in the IPO process? More FP&A resources.

Overcoming the Skepticism of Mobile Payments

Sassan Parandeh, CTP
How safe are mobile payments right now and how do you keep them secure? More payments resources.

Social Media for Job Acquisition

Anna Akbari
What are the best ways to use social media to help land a new job? More career development resources.

Using a Resume to Tell Your Story

Nicole Meyer
What are employers looking for when they see a resume? More career development resources.

Defining the B2B Directory

BC Krishna
Describe the B2B Directory: What’s in it for treasurers? More payments resources.

Enterprise Performance Management

Gary Cokins
Doesn't every company do performance management? If not, why not? More FP&A resources.

Setting a Target Liquidity Position

Jim Gilligan, CTP, FP&A
What are the most important factors when setting a target liquidity position? More treasury resources.

Global Cash Management & Gaining Visibility to Your Cash

Jim Colby
What are three things that multinationals should be doing to gain better visibility into cash? More treasury resources.

Building a Strong Resume

Nicole Meyer
What's the difference between building a resume and writing a resume? More career development resources.

Developing a Global Supplier Financing Program

Martin Schlageter
Why was it so important for your organization to develop a global supplier financing program? More corporate finance & capital market resources.

Preparing Treasurers for the Future of Payments

Anita Patterson, CTP
Based on the Fed’s research, what should treasurers be doing about payments right now? More payments resources.

What's the Big Lesson for Finance Executives

Gary Cokins
What's the big lesson for finance executives? More FP&A resources.

Treasury's Role in Risk Management

Why should Treasury provide risk management support? More risk resources.

Business Modeling While Entering a New Country

Michel Bekkers
What risks should you be aware of? More risk resources.

An Economic Outlook

Jason Schenker
What is your near term outlook for the US economy? More finance resources.

Finance Risk

Ian Bremmer
What do you think is the biggest finance risk for companies today? More risk resources.

The Future Skills of Finance Leaders

David Buley
What vital skills will finance leaders will need to have 10 years from now? More finance resources.

The Effect of Geopolitical Risks on Global Markets

What do you think the biggest global risk would be this time next year? More risk resources.

How Ericsson Telecom Quantifies Risk Management

Magnus Attoff
Why is it important to quantify your business risk? More risk resources.

Changing Jobs From a Finance Executive's Perspective

Ferdinand Jahnel, CTP
What's the biggest challenge you’ve faced entering your new role? More career development resources.

FP&A for Executive Leadership

Vinay Mehra
As a CFO, what do you want to see the most from FP&A? More FP&A resources.

The Faster Payments Initiative

Patricia Hui, CTP
Why is the payments initiative so important? More payments resources.

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