Business is a team sport. Companies require employees to be aligned with the company goals and customer success. Typically, employees work in teams to maximize their skills and performance. But what makes a successful team?
Redundancy. Being laid off or let go. Being terminated. These are not words anyone wants to hear; however, it is a potential reality we should prepare for. This article will be invaluable to the subsequent conversations and job interviews that await you.
Most job interviews are going to occur online for the foreseeable future. Even after the pandemic ends, many companies will continue to work remotely and you should get used to interviewing in front of a computer screen. The following tips will help you on your next interview, whether it’s virtual or in-person.
No matter your field, your resume is the most essential tool in your arsenal when applying for a job. In most cases, a recruiter or hiring manager will see your resume long before you have the opportunity to speak to them. What does your resume say about you? What story does it tell?
Criminals wasted no time in taking advantage of the panic created by the COVID-19 pandemic. AFP’s new Payments Guide provides an in-depth look at how fraudsters have adapted their tactics.
Did you know that you can create your own brand, the brand of you? Your brand can enhance your ability to move ahead within your organization—and outside of it. Branding yourself, and making sure people know who you are, what you can offer and how value is synonymous with your name, is a big advantage in career development.
The role of the treasury department varies between organizations and is typically defined in a board-approved treasury policy. AFP’s Asia-Pacific Treasury Management Handbook, sponsored by Kyriba, explores these policies.
FP&A professionals should never think of themselves as settled in their careers. The new FP&A Guide helps them identify the right time to make a career move.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are forcing many U.S. businesses to tap into their cash reserves, according to the AFP Corporate Cash Indicators®.
Advancements in technology can greatly help the treasury department establish itself as a strategic ally to the business.
The business landscape and IT capabilities are always changing. Here is a simple, flexible framework to help you think about it.
Nothing is more important than the safety of our event attendees and staff members. As a result, we have decided to make AFP 2020 a virtual experience.
Over the past few months, treasury departments have had to quickly adapt their processes and technology to remote working environment.
For many organizations, planning a budget beyond Q3 2020 feels like shooting at a moving target in the dark.
Most organizations build in actionable resilience by pre-planning responses and pre-positioning resilience capabilities that can be used in different risk scenarios.
A companion webinar to the 2020 APAC Treasury Management Handbook, sponsored by Kyriba, looked at the challenges of setting up a treasury operation.
Finance professionals in APAC discuss the skillsets that will be needed as companies navigate their way through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
AFP announced a formal partnership with Matrix Institute of Professionals, and exempted CFAs from taking the first part of the FP&A exam.
What should you consider as you compare potential planning systems and enter into negotiations with a vendor?
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.
Trends in risk management bring FP&A and risk closer together. Some organizations, like Abt Associates, integrate risk management across their entire business.
Testing out your business continuity plan (BCP) is incredibly important, especially in terms of making sure your technology can withstand a crisis event.
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.
AFP has decided to make the Summer 2020 edition of AFP Exchange, and potentially future issues, online only.
Third-party solutions can greatly reduce days sales outstanding (DSO), but the customer and the vendor need to be on the same page.
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?”
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.
Although COVID-19 has disrupted operations for many organizations, new technologies have provided opportunities for some APAC treasury and finance departments.
The 2020 FP&A COVID-19 Survey examined how FP&A practitioners have been supporting their business partners and adding value throughout their enterprises.
Higher education and professional certification each play a critical role in the career advancement of financial professionals, according to the 2020 AFP Compensation Report.
FP&A professionals expect information uncertainty to have a major impact on their organizations, according to the AFP COVID-19 FP&A Survey.
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.
In a FinNext 2020 Virtual Series webinar, panelists provided actionable insights towards establishing a culture and policies that support a diverse workplace.
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.
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.
FP&A is connected to risk management. A new guide explores how risk methodologies have the potential to improve the FP&A function.
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.
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.
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.