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AFP 2020 Attendees, Don’t Be Defrauded
Unethical fraudsters will try to convince you to book a room through them for our Conference, maybe to actually get you an inferior room outside the AFP room block. They may have an even more nefarious goal, such as stealing your credit card number and using it for fraudulent purposes. Avoid this and book your hotel through our official AFP 2020 hotel block https://conference.afponline.org/hotel-travel.

02/27/2020

Power BI: From Data to Reporting & Insights
At FinNext 2020, FP&A professionals will have the opportunity to learn more effective reporting techniques with Power BI in a special pre-conference workshop.

02/25/2020

Shaquille O’Neal, Tony Hawk to Keynote AFP 2020
NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal and skateboarding legend Tony Hawk will headline AFP's annual conference in Las Vegas.

02/24/2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: How Treasurers Are Responding
Financial professionals discuss how the coronavirus epidemic is impacting them and whether it will hurt business in the long term.

02/24/2020

Beyond Libor: It's Time to Think About Alternative Rates
With Libor expected to be phased out by the end of 2021, alternatives to the benchmark rate have emerged. If Libor does end, the impacts on treasury will be significant.

02/18/2020

Keys to Becoming a Cherished Advisor
At FinNext 2020, finance and leadership expert Amy Vetter will share her insights on how FP&A professionals can embrace innovation, allowing them to become strategic partners.

02/18/2020

OpenText Drills Down to Metrics at the Operations Level
OpenText has embarked on a treasury transformation initiative by applying micro metrics that drill down past the standard financial ratios.

02/13/2020

AP Automation: Streamlining the Invoice Process
Compiling paper invoices or Excel files sent via email be arduous. AP automation and e-invoicing can simplify the process.

02/11/2020

Bridging the Gap Between IT and Finance
Royal Dutch Shell bridged the gap between IT and finance, creating a “win-win-win” strategy that saved the organization more than $100 million.

02/11/2020

Post-Brexit Considerations for Treasury and Finance
After years of contentious debate, Brexit has come to fruition. What does it mean for treasury and finance professionals?

02/10/2020

Survey: Cyberrisk Is Financial Professionals’ Top Concern
Treasury and finance professionals believe that cyberrisk is the most challenging risk to manage and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, according to the 2020 AFP Risk Survey, supported by Marsh & McLennan.

02/04/2020

Questions Arise Over CECL’s Impact on Transactions
Nonfinancial companies must determine which transactions the Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) standard will affect—whether as lenders or borrowers.

02/04/2020

EPM Platforms: FP&A Success in Simplicity
FinNext 2020 will feature a look at Nucor's multi-phase journey for deploying a robust enterprise performance management (EPM) platform.

01/30/2020

Keys to Establishing and Writing Treasury Policies
When crafting policies, one of the biggest challenges that treasury teams face is trying to determine how much needs to be ironed out at the start.

01/28/2020

Embracing AI-Enabled Analytics to Improve Forecasting
The current era of digital finance requires human and artificial intelligence to work hand-in-hand to achieve better analytical results.

01/28/2020

Study: Cash Accumulation Spiked in 4Q19
In fourth quarter 2019, U.S. businesses built cash and short-term investment holdings at a rapid pace, according to the AFP Corporate Cash Indicators®, (CCI) .

01/28/2020

Daniel Pink: Why Good Timing Matters
New York Times Bestselling author and FinNext 2020 opening keynote Daniel Pink recently joined the AFP Conversations podcast. Here are five takeaways on the importance of having good timing.

01/21/2020

Survey: Finance Revises Project Analysis, But Cost Of Capital Practices Lag
The 2019 AFP Project Investment Decisions Survey reveals that corporate finance is shortening the timeframe and decision criteria of analysis, but calculating the hurdle rate remains unchanged.

01/21/2020

AI Adoption: Key Advantages for Treasury
Artificial intelligence (AI) has incredible potential to improve many processes within treasury and finance, but it has yet to catch on.

01/21/2020

FP&A's Role in Strategy
FinNext 2020 speaker Geetanjali Tandon, Finance Director for Bayer Crop Science, discusses her career as an FP&A professional, and FP&A’s role in an organization’s strategy.

01/07/2020

Practical Steps to Implementing Real-Time Payments
Alongside considering faster payments’ impact, companies may want to start taking initial implementation steps.

01/07/2020

Developing a Corporate Funding Strategy
In order for any corporate to successfully pursue its strategic objectives, it must be sufficiently funded. This requires implementing a strong funding strategy.

01/07/2020

5 Keys to Creating a Standout Session Proposal
Aurora Gregory provides five best practices you can use to ensure that your AFP 2020 session proposal is conference-ready.

12/13/2019

Pros & Cons of Real-Time Payments
The prospect of adopting real-time payments is alluring. However, many treasury departments are still on the fence due to several key issues.

12/13/2019

Rolling Forecasts: Ideal for Uncertain Times
Rolling forecasts are especially useful in periods of uncertainty. They remind FP&A to look further out so that it is not running the risk of taking a myopic view.

12/13/2019

How Business Are Coping with the U.S.-China Trade Dispute
Faced with new risks to their supply chain caused by the U.S./China trade dispute, companies are assessing their positions going forward.

12/13/2019

Practical Approaches to Strengthening Cybersecurity
What do treasurers need to consider when working with their team, their banks and their technology partners when attempting to protect themselves from today's cyberthreats?

12/10/2019

Survey: 88% of Organizations Targeted by Cybercrime
According to the 2019 AFP Cyberrisk Survey, underwritten by Wells Fargo, most organizations have been targeted by cyberattacks in the past 18 months.

12/03/2019

As E-Commerce Grows, Retailers Rethink Their Approach
Attendees of the AFP 2019 Retail Industry Roundtable, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, lamented the decline that traditional brick-and-mortar retail is experiencing.

12/02/2019

Gaining Organizational Support for a Planning System
Even if the need for a planning system is known, the organization may be unwilling to support the investment. Here are several ways to build support.

11/22/2019

Artificial Intelligence: Treasury Use Cases
There are many treasury use cases for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and even more will likely be revealed as practitioners familiarize themselves with the technology and what it can do.

11/22/2019

FP&A Challenges in APAC and Beyond
Hsiao Yun Liew, FP&A, FP&A manager of Wood Mackenzie, discusses earning the FP&A certification, her overall career, and the challenges that the FP&A function faces across industries and regions.

11/21/2019

FP&A Business Partnering: Creating the Right Structure
FP&A leadership needs to make the investment to create a business-partnering organization that is designed to succeed.

11/19/2019

Treasury’s Role in Raising Bank Acquisition Finance
Acquisition financing can be one of the most challenging aspects of treasury’s role—but it is also one of the most rewarding.

11/19/2019

Finding the Value in Disruptive Technology
For treasury departments to adopt disruptive technologies like AI and RPA, there needs to be a clear use case for them.

11/19/2019

Streamlining Payments with Smart Contracts
Energy producers typically get paid more than 30 days after supplying electricity. Blockchain technology can change that.

11/12/2019

How Unique Situations Can Improve Financial Analysis
People may believe that financial analysis can be improved strictly from education and employment. But often, life can provide unique situations that allow finance professionals to improve their analysis.

11/12/2019

RPA Case Study: Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A’s finance department embarked on a robotic process automation (RPA) pilot for multiple use cases. It was a massive success.

11/12/2019

2019 AFP E-Payments Survey: Surprising Results for B2B
The 2019 AFP Electronic Payments Survey, underwritten by J.P. Morgan, found that check usage hit a new low for B2B transactions. Meanwhile, respondents believe that faster payments have a bright future in the B2B space.

11/05/2019

Integrating a Planning System with Current Processes
For FP&A to interact and contribute to the company, its systems and data need to interact as well. Any new system must be successfully integrated into current processes.

11/05/2019

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