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Making the Case for Bank Fee Analysis
At AFP 2021, two treasury experts took on the subject of bank fee analysis, helping participants see not only the benefits, but also the history, global implications — and the way forward.

01/12/2022

The Mission, Model and Management of Value-focused Finance
How should we think about — and position — all the changes that we talk about in finance and FP&A, digital transformation and business partnering?

01/11/2022

CTP: Demonstrating Expertise in Treasury Operations
AFP recently caught up with Rohit Raj, CTP, digital manager at HSBC in India, to discuss his decision to earn the CTP, and how it has affected his life and career journey.

01/10/2022

SOFR Loans Are Here: What You Need to Know Now
The first thing to know is that SOFR is pronounced like "gopher" and not "So Far," but since we kicked-off 2022, so far, so good.

01/10/2022

Where Are You in Your LIBOR Transition Plan?
That is the question on the minds of treasury professionals the world over. Organizations are all over the spectrum, from having addressed their exposures and being done to not having started yet, “after all, we have until 2023.” With the arrival of the new year, is there anything wrong with the latter?

01/04/2022

What We Learned in 2021 That Informs 2022
The AFP FP&A Advisory Council (FPAAC) met to reflect on 2021 in an effort to prepare for 2022 and beyond. In this discussion among practitioners, the key lessons were around agility and resilience, and taking care of those around you. The resulting conversation reads like a list of new year’s resolutions for FP&A. Enjoy!

01/04/2022

AFP Survey Finds Flexible Work Environments Are Top of Mind for 2022
Are you wondering what 2022 will bring in terms of changes to the workplace? AFP surveyed those attending AFP 2021 (in-person and virtual) and received responses from 111 attendees. The five-question survey focused on career management and preference regarding work environment. Following are some of the key results.

01/03/2022

Answering the Big Question: How to Spend on Cybersecurity?
In a recent webinar with Franklin Donahoe, CEO of Lynx Technology Partners, titled “How to Spend on Cybersecurity,” Donahoe helped us understand how to assign value to our information assets and to think about the tools we might want to use in order to budget, as well as what we want to spend and how to make the right dollar investment in our information security.

12/16/2021

CTP: The Journey to an Adaptive Mindset
AFP recently caught up with Joris M. Chevaux, CTP, treasury manager for Sephora Asia, located in Singapore, to discuss his decision to earn the CTP, and how it has affected his life and career journey.

12/15/2021

The AFP FP&A Momentum Index: Results from Q4
The AFP Momentum Index survey was developed by members of the AFP FP&A Advisory Council, finance practitioners representing various industries and companies. It is administered by the Research Department of AFP, and the data is from a survey of independent FP&A practitioners. The Index has a single composite score based on three individual sub-scores that will be tracked over time.

12/13/2021

Adding Bitcoin to the Balance Sheet: The MicroStrategy Strategy
What is the role of bitcoin in a corporate treasury? Read the recap of the AFP 2021 Treasury Management track session titled, “Why Corporate Treasurers May Consider Bitcoin.”

12/07/2021

AFP 2021 Payments Hub Keynote: Integrate Open Banking into Apps to Enhance Financial Service Offerings, Say Experts
Recap of the AFP 2021 Payments Hub Keynote, sponsored by Wells Fargo and Brinks, Bruce Edlund, assistant treasurer at Citrix Systems, and Chris Noe, senior vice president of Digital Management at Wells Fargo.

12/06/2021

In Uncertain Times, Apply Generalist Advantages
AFP 2021 FP&A Keynote Speaker, Vikram Mansharamani, says that today’s challenges are more akin to mysteries rather than puzzles, and that a generalist approach can navigate uncertainty better than specialists.

11/30/2021

To Avoid Stagnation, FP&A Must Continuously Strive for Greater Self-development
This month we spoke with Johan Van Zyl, FPAC, senior vice president of Data and Process Automation and director of the Center of Excellence for Marsh & McLennan.

11/29/2021

AFP 2021 Industry Roundtables Discuss Relevant Topics in Treasury
At AFP 2021, treasury and finance professionals took part in engaging industry roundtables that discussed challenges they are facing along with potential solutions. The industry roundtables, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, each focused on a different sector: banking, government, insurance, manufacturing, retail, utilities and health services.

11/29/2021

Finance Professionals Can Use These 5 Steps to Become Superforecasters
Professor Philip Tetlock of the University of Pennsylvania led a team of Good Judgement forecasters in a government-sponsored forecasting competition, and handily beat the skilled analysts of the defense intelligence community who had access to classified data, university researchers, and various other teams. Oddly, Tetlocks forecasters were not savants, did not have deep technical expertise or experience in the fields of their forecast. What they did have, however, were various traits that helped them to eliminate biases and produce better results than most people in the crowd.

11/22/2021

CTP: Taking the Next Step in Your Treasury Career
AFP recently caught up with Delvin Chen, CTP, treasury director at General Electric in Singapore, to discuss his decision to earn the CTP, and how it has affected his life and career journey.

11/19/2021

Roadmap for FP&A Transformation
What do leading organizations do that's different from the rest? AFP took up this question in the FinNext Asia session entitled, “The Roadmap for FP&A Transformation.”

11/16/2021

ESG: The New Differentiator
Sustainable financing needs to be adopted by organizations all over the world. Even though numerous companies are working towards sustainable financing, there is still a long way to go. An AFP webinar, “ESG: The New Differentiator,” aimed to give attendees insights into the many innovations present to help them move towards sustainable financing.

11/15/2021

FPAC: Using Finance to Focus on Decision-Making Process
A global symbol of excellence, the FPAC designation establishes a set of core competencies for the corporate FP&A profession. AFP caught up with Adrien Hebert, FPAC, operations specialist at Appian in Australia, to discuss his decision to earn the FPAC, and how it has affected his life and career journey.

11/15/2021

Health Care Service Corporation Wins 2021 AFP Pinnacle Award Grand Prize
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) was awarded the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) 2021 Pinnacle Grand Prize for excellence in treasury and finance. The Pinnacle Grand Prize, sponsored by MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group NYSE: MUFG), was presented Sunday during AFP 2021 in Washington, DC.

11/08/2021

CTP: Lifelong Learning to Remain Relevant
A global symbol of excellence, the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation sets the standard in the treasury profession. AFP caught up with Anthony Ang, CTP, group treasury and insurance assistant manager at SATS Ltd., to discuss his decision to earn the CTP, and how it has affected his life and career journey.

11/04/2021

Giving Back to the Community as a National Finance Volunteer
AFP and the American Red Cross are excited to announce a unique mentoring opportunity for finance and treasury community.

11/04/2021

A Day-in-the-Life: Claire Lu
Ever wondered what a full day consists of for an FP&A manager? What do they work on, and who are the key players they meet with? AFP’s Bryan Lapidus, FPAC, caught up with Claire Lu, FP&A manager at Hologic in Australia, to discuss a typical day in the life of an FP&A manager.

10/29/2021

The Story of Money: An Interview with Author Sean Cover
While most people don’t think too deeply about money and how it works, from the way we spend our days working to earn it, to the way we acquire everything we own by spending it, money is the catalyst that drives the entire world.

10/25/2021

FPAC: Remaining Agile Through Constant Change
A global symbol of excellence, the FPAC designation establishes a set of core competencies for the corporate FP&A profession and addresses areas that are not necessarily covered by traditional accounting degrees. AFP caught up with Junn Nguyen, FPAC, senior financial analyst at Illumina in Singapore, to discuss his decision to earn the FPAC, and how it has affected his life and career journey.

10/13/2021

Managing People Effectively is Top Priority for Practitioners as They Prepare for Next Crisis
One of many lessons that companies have learned throughout the coronavirus pandemic is the importance of the health and well-being of their people. Now, as organizations around the world emerge from the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, managing people effectively is key in withstanding future crises.

10/05/2021

CTP Profile: Driving Success in the Treasury Function
A global symbol of excellence, the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation sets the standard in the treasury profession. AFP recently caught up with Pulat Yunusmetov, CTP, treasury manager at Danone, to discuss his decision to earn the CTP, and how it has affected his life and career journey.

10/04/2021

APAC FP&A Advisory Council Discusses Control vs. Value-focused Finance
What type of finance organization do you want to be? Moving from a control-focused to a value-focused finance function starts with a vision of what is possible. Last month, the APAC FP&A Advisory Council held a discussion around this topic and explained how their organizations function through both a control- and value-focused lens.

10/04/2021

Five Scenario Modeling Methods for Better Forecasting
Finance’s response to unpredictability is to be prepared for everything by holding multiple points of view simultaneously. But how can you act on that and build into your finance toolkit?

09/27/2021

2021 Executive Institute: Skills for the Modern-Day Leader
As companies continue to navigate through times of uncertainty, executives need to keep their skills sharp to lead at the best of their ability. That is why the AFP 2021 Executive Institute, sponsored by PNC Bank, is designed to help senior-level financial professionals find a renewed sense of purpose and learn brand-new ideas that might transform their organizations.

09/21/2021

Experts Weigh in on the Digital Transformation of Treasury: Part Three
The coronavirus pandemic accelerated the momentum toward a digital-first strategy as companies sought to stay competitive and relevant. But what exactly does that mean? In part three of a series of articles based on the discussion, we bring you the perspective and experience of Veikko Koski, CEO of FinanceKey.

09/20/2021

CTP: Lifelong Learning and Connections
A global symbol of excellence, the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation sets the standard in the treasury profession. AFP recently caught up with Shankar Ramaswamy, CTP, treasury business partner at a global travel firm in India, to discuss his decision to earn the CTP, and how it has affected his life and career journey.

09/15/2021

AFP Announces Global Partnership with Smart Train on CTP Exam Prep Courses
The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) and Smart Train have announced a formal partnership to offer exam preparation courses for finance professionals based in Vietnam. The courses will equip financial professionals with the tools they need to earn the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) certification.

09/14/2021

Creating Value in the FP&A Function
Last year, AFP formed its APAC FP&A Advisory Council (FPAAC). Bryan Lapidus, FPAC, director of FP&A Practice at AFP, is profiling individual members of the council every month. This month, he spoke with Cecile Francais, head of FP&A at Cartier China.

09/14/2021

Pinnacle Finalists: Bechtel, HCSC and Micron
Bechtel, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and Micron are finalists for the AFP 2021 Pinnacle Award. Sponsored by MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group NYSE: MUFG), the Pinnacle Award was established in 1997 to recognize excellence in treasury and finance. Finalists were selected by a jury of treasury and finance professional peers. Decisions were based on innovative solutions that progress the efficiency and effectiveness of their organization’s treasury and financial operations.

09/13/2021

The AFP FP&A Momentum Index: Results from Q3
The AFP Momentum Index survey was developed by members of the AFP FP&A Advisory Council, finance practitioners representing various industries and companies. It is administered by the Research Department of AFP, and the data is from a survey of independent FP&A practitioners. The Index has a single composite score based on three individual sub-scores that will be tracked over time.

09/09/2021

CTP: Achieving a Holistic View of Treasury
A global symbol of excellence, the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation sets the standard in the treasury profession. AFP recently caught up with Siddhant Jain, CTP, treasury analyst at Moody’s Corporation in India, to discuss his decision to earn the CTP, and how it has affected his life and career journey.

09/08/2021

Investing in Talent Development
In a recent episode of the AFP Conversations podcast, AFP President and CEO Jim Kaitz spoke with Dennis Carey, vice chairman of Korn Ferry. Kaitz and Carey discuss how, as companies focus on seizing new opportunities and adapting to the constantly changing environment, they must build on employees’ talent to remain competitive.

08/30/2021

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