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Creating a Budget for the Post-Pandemic World
For many organizations, planning a budget beyond Q3 2020 feels like shooting at a moving target in the dark.

06/30/2020

Building Actionable Resilience: The Real Options Approach
Most organizations build in actionable resilience by pre-planning responses and pre-positioning resilience capabilities that can be used in different risk scenarios.

06/30/2020

Keys to Setting Up a Treasury Operation
A companion webinar to the 2020 APAC Treasury Management Handbook, sponsored by Kyriba, looked at the challenges of setting up a treasury operation.

06/29/2020

Looking Ahead: Skillsets for Finance’s Future
Finance professionals in APAC discuss the skillsets that will be needed as companies navigate their way through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

06/29/2020

APAC Update: AFP Announces Matrix Partnership, CFA Waiver
AFP announced a formal partnership with Matrix Institute of Professionals, and exempted CFAs from taking the first part of the FP&A exam.

06/29/2020

Planning Tools: Comparing Software & Negotiating Contracts
What should you consider as you compare potential planning systems and enter into negotiations with a vendor?

06/23/2020

Companies Turn to Bank Deposits in COVID-19 Crisis
Even in the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, companies were holding their short-term investments in banks due to concerns over the economy, according to the 2020 AFP Liquidity Survey, underwritten by Invesco.

06/23/2020

Mainstreaming Risk in Routine Processes
Trends in risk management bring FP&A and risk closer together. Some organizations, like Abt Associates, integrate risk management across their entire business.

06/16/2020

Actively Testing Your Business Continuity Plan
Testing out your business continuity plan (BCP) is incredibly important, especially in terms of making sure your technology can withstand a crisis event.

06/16/2020

Libor Update: New SOFR Guidance, Fed Comments on Ameribor
The Federal Reserve’s Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) has released new guidance on transitioning away from Libor to SOFR. But while SOFR is the Fed’s preferred successor, Chairman Jerome Powell indicated that Ameribor also has a future as an alternative rate.

06/09/2020

Summer 2020 AFP Exchange to Be Available Online Only
AFP has decided to make the Summer 2020 edition of AFP Exchange, and potentially future issues, online only.

06/03/2020

Reducing DSO: Know Your Customer
Third-party solutions can greatly reduce days sales outstanding (DSO), but the customer and the vendor need to be on the same page.

06/02/2020

COVID-19 Survey: How FP&A Will Change
This final article in the FP&A COVID-19 Survey series takes a look ahead and asks the FP&A community, “Once this crisis ends, what do you believe FP&A will be doing differently?”

05/28/2020

COVID-19 Survey: FP&A Recognizes the Need for BCP
AFP’s recent FP&A COVID-19 Survey highlighted the importance of having a strong business continuity plan (BCP) in place. Of those respondents, 80% said their BCP was either effective or highly effective.

05/28/2020

In the COVID-19 World, Technology is Key for Finance
Although COVID-19 has disrupted operations for many organizations, new technologies have provided opportunities for some APAC treasury and finance departments.

05/27/2020

FP&A COVID-19 Survey: Additional Visibility For FP&A
The 2020 FP&A COVID-19 Survey examined how FP&A practitioners have been supporting their business partners and adding value throughout their enterprises.

05/20/2020

Certification, Education Are Critical for Career Advancement
Higher education and professional certification each play a critical role in the career advancement of financial professionals, according to the 2020 AFP Compensation Report.

05/19/2020

Survey: Uncertainty Weighs Heavily on FP&A
FP&A professionals expect information uncertainty to have a major impact on their organizations, according to the AFP COVID-19 FP&A Survey.

05/18/2020

Reducing DSO Through New Technology
The days sales outstanding (DSO) metric may regain prominence as companies face new challenges in terms of collecting payments. Recent advancements in technology can help.

05/12/2020

The Power of Diversity in Finance
In a FinNext 2020 Virtual Series webinar, panelists provided actionable insights towards establishing a culture and policies that support a diverse workplace.

05/12/2020

Tony Hawk: Perseverance Makes Perfect
In an interview with AFP CEO Jim Kaitz, skateboarding legend, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Hawk explains how perseverance and authenticity kept him going throughout his career.

05/12/2020

COVID-19: FP&A Professionals Expect a Painful, Slow Recovery
Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals expect the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to be long-lasting and severely damaging to earnings and revenue, according to a new survey by AFP.

05/11/2020

How Can Risk Methodologies Improve FP&A?
FP&A is connected to risk management. A new guide explores how risk methodologies have the potential to improve the FP&A function.

05/05/2020

How Treasury Can Be Seen as a Trusted Advisor
In volatile and uncertain times, organizations look to treasury departments to guide them. But treasury must first establish trust to be seen in this light.

05/05/2020

COVID-19 Crisis Shakes Up Companies’ Cash Deployment Plans
The coronavirus pandemic caused U.S. companies to hold onto their cash in first quarter 2020. However, the current quarter is likely to see many organizations releasing some of that cash out of necessity.

04/28/2020

CPA, CMA and CTP Holders Can Waive Part I of FP&A Exam
AFP has announced that current holders of the CPA, CMA or CTP credential are eligible to waive Part I of the FP&A Professional Exam.

04/28/2020

How to Job Search in the Coronavirus Environment
Bryan Lapidus, FP&A, Director of the FP&A Practice at AFP, and Constance Moonzwe, Executive Director of RSMC Services, discuss how financial professionals can search for jobs in the current environment.

04/24/2020

What the CEO and the Board Expect of Finance in a Crisis
AFP CEO Jim Kaitz hosts a panel discussion on what the CEO and the board are asking of treasury and finance during the coronavirus crisis.

04/21/2020

COVID-19 Crisis: Treasurers Race to Preserve Liquidity
A new AFP Survey, underwritten by BMO, finds companies putting off hiring and capex in the coronavirus crisis.

04/21/2020

Key Challenges to Planning System Implementation
During a FinNext Virtual Series roundtable, sponsored by QueBIT, finance practitioners discussed their struggles to move up the technology ladder. They also weighed in on whether organizations are continuing implementations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

04/20/2020

Selecting a Cash Forecasting Methodology
Identifying the information sources that are available as input to the cash flow forecast can help determine the methodology used to build the forecast. Typically, short-term cash flow forecasts are built using one of three different methods.

04/15/2020

Treasury Tips: Doing Business in New Territories
The 2020 AFP Asia-Pacific Treasury Management Handbook, sponsored by Kyriba, explores some of the vital treasury elements that enable a company to begin doing business in a new country.

04/15/2020

BEC Scams Poised to Surge in Coronavirus Crisis
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause turmoil and anguish across the globe, fraudsters are taking advantage. One type of fraud that has seen significant activity is the business email compromise (BEC) scam.

04/14/2020

What COVID-19 Is Telling FP&A About Skills
Bryan Lapidus, FP&A, Director of the FP&A Practice at AFP, and Constance Moonzwe, Executive Director of RSMC Services, discuss FP&A skills that matter the most in the current environment.

04/09/2020

The View from the Risk Office
Bryan Lapidus, FP&A, Director of the FP&A Practice at AFP, and Ted Carter, Interim Chief Risk Officer for T. Rowe Price, discuss how the risk office is working with finance.

04/08/2020

Survey: BEC Is the Leading Cause of Fraud Attempts
Business email compromise (BEC) was the largest reported source of attempted or actual payments fraud attacks last year, according to the 2020 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey, underwritten by J.P. Morgan.

04/07/2020

Scenario Planning in Times of Uncertainty, Part 2
In the second part of this special interview, Bryan Lapidus, FP&A, Director of the FP&A Practice at AFP, discusses scenario planning in times of crisis with Jack Alexander, CFO, Author, Coach and Founder of Jack Alexander and Associates, LLC.

04/07/2020

FP&A and Accounting: Working Together in a Crisis
Bryan Lapidus, FP&A, Director of the FP&A Practice at AFP, discusses how FP&A and accounting can work together in times of crisis with Gabe Zubizarreta, CEO of Silicon Valley Accountants.

04/06/2020

Scenario Planning in Times of Uncertainty, Part 1
Bryan Lapidus, FP&A, Director of the FP&A Practice at AFP, discusses scenario planning in times of crisis with Jack Alexander, CFO, Author, Coach and Founder of Jack Alexander and Associates, LLC.

04/02/2020

Rapid Planning in a Crisis
Bryan Lapidus, FP&A, Director of the FP&A Practice at AFP, discusses rapid planning in times of crisis with Larry Maisel, President and Founder of DecisionVu Analytics.

03/31/2020

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