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Financial Modeling Best Practices
Our last article discussed model governance and risk management, the background to successful development. If we think about building a model as a product development process, we can apply best practices from decades of research and the current trends.

01/19/2021

Building a career in digital finance post COVID-19
Writing about career prospects for 2020 seems out of place at a time when professionals are worried about their jobs as much as companies are distressed about staying in business. But as history has shown us – there is a cycle to everything – and this period of relentless challenges will eventually come to an end, and professionals and businesses will begin anew.

01/19/2021

Surviving the pandemic aftermath: an FP&A perspective
Unlike a typical financial downturn, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic has been far more difficult to predict. In this environment, with traditional business models and old market assumptions no longer working, companies are turning to financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals to help them navigate the turbulent waters and prepare for the aftermath. But are they ready?

01/19/2021

Harnessing the Value of ISO 20022
With the ISO 20022 standard now seeing widespread adoption, financial messaging has never been more relevant in cross-border transactions.

01/06/2021

Introducing AFP’s New Board Members
AFP is proud to introduce the new Chairman and Vice Chairmen of its Board of Directors, as well as some new members.

01/06/2021

Insurance Roundtable: Treasurers Weather the Pandemic Crisis
During the AFP 2020 Insurance Industry Roundtable, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, treasury professionals discussed their response plans to the COVID-19 pandemic.

01/05/2021

Investing in Resiliency: Q&A with a Finance Thought Leader
Mat McBride, finance leader for Microsoft’s Cloud and Gross Margin, recently sat down with us for a virtual conversation. We asked him about the challenges currently faced by CFOs, CPOs, and other financial decision makers, the concerns of customers and investors, and building resiliency.

01/05/2021

Ameribor: A Look at the Other Libor Alternative
While SOFR is the chosen successor to Libor in the United States, other rates have emerged as potential alternatives. The latest AFP Treasury in Practice Guide, underwritten by Kyriba, takes a look at Ameribor.

01/05/2021

The role of financial models; an interview with Rob Trippe
Rob Trippe, M&A, corporate finance advisor and analyst for Corporate Finance Consulting & Advisory, discusses the role that models play and the challenges that they present to FP&A departments.

01/05/2021

FP&A: Ever-Evolving with New Technology and Challenges
Peggy Ang, FP&A Leader for APAC for National Instruments and a member of AFP's APAC FP&A Advisory Council, discusses the ways in which finance has changed as her career has progressed.

01/05/2021

Inside the FSB’s Cross-Border Payments Roadmap
AFP's new Payments Guide features an in-depth look at a new plan by the G20 and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to strengthen and modernize the cross-border payments infrastructure.

01/04/2021

The CTP Opens Doors for APAC Treasury Professionals
During a recent webinar, treasury practitioners based in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region discussed the value of earning the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation.

12/21/2020

Keys to Bridging the Talent Gap in FP&A
We are already in the midst of a talent war. Nowhere is this more evident than in the role of financial planning and analysis (FP&A).

12/11/2020

Global FP&A: Unique Challenges Arise in All Regions
Martha Sierra of the British Council and AFP's APAC FP&A Advisory Council has handled FP&A duties in multiple countries, taking on unique challenges with each new role.

12/11/2020

Survey: Forecasting Services to Remain in Demand in 2021
The 2020 AFP FP&A Survey, underwritten by Workday, Inc., found that demand for forecasting services increased in 2020 and is expected to remain at an elevated level.

12/11/2020

Technology and Multiple Points of View
The 2020 FP&A survey examines FP&A’s abilities by focusing on the quality and accessibility of the data, and the tools available to examine and find meaning in that data. Here are a few highlights.

12/10/2020

Model Governance and Model Risk Management
Model governance is a set of activities, policies and procedures which formalize model and model risk management activities for implementation.

12/01/2020

Regulators Signal Libor’s End in the U.S.
The Federal Reserve, the FDIC and OCC issued a joint statement urging banks to cease entering into new contracts that use U.S. dollar Libor as a reference rate.

12/01/2020

Survey: Companies Embrace Electronic B2B Payments
U.S. businesses finally appear ready to shed paper checks and embrace digital payments for business-to-business (B2B) transactions, according to the 2020 AFP Survey, sponsored by Truist.

11/17/2020

How Treasury Interacts with Third Parties
The 2020 AFP Asia-Pacific Treasury Management Handbook, sponsored by Kyriba, explores the ways in which treasury interacts with a range of third-party organizations, within a regulatory framework set by a number of legislators and regulators.

11/16/2020

Finance Holds Multiple Points of View
Every year, FP&A goes through the exercise of preparing a plan for the upcoming year. And then it all changes. What is a planning function to do in the wake of this? Be ready for everything.

11/16/2020

Making the Move From Engineering to FP&A
Kwaku Agyemang-Duah, Senior Manager of FP&A at AirtelTigo Ghana, tells the story of his transition from engineering to FP&A.

11/13/2020

Digital Adoption Surges in Remote Working Environment
In order to maintain business continuity in the remote working environment, treasury departments have been forced to rapidly move towards digitalization.

11/10/2020

AFP Introduces APAC FP&A Advisory Council
To bolster its expansion into the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region and support the financial planning and analysis (FP&A) profession around the world, AFP has formed the APAC FP&A Advisory Council (FPAAC).

11/05/2020

Remote Working Challenges for FP&A
At the AFP 2020 FP&A Happy Hour, sponsored by CCH Tagetik, Planful and Vena, the conversation quickly turned how finance has changed in a remote working environment.

11/03/2020

AFP, Beacon Partner on CTP & FP&A Prep Courses
AFP and Beacon FinTrain have joined forces to offer special training courses for treasury and finance professionals throughout the Middle East.

11/02/2020

Daniel Pink: Viewing Time as a Science, Not an Art
At AFP 2020, keynote speaker Daniel Pink, New York Times bestselling author, provided attendees with a look at the importance of timing in their professional and personal lives.

11/02/2020

From Cost to Service Center: Becoming a Cherished Advisor
AFP 2020 FP&A keynote speaker Amy Vetter outlined how to prepare ourselves and our department to deliver finance expertise that is insightful, timely and well presented.

10/28/2020

Getting the Data Validity You Need
In an AFP 2020 presentation, FP&A professionals discussed how they improved technology to accelerate cycle times for planning, reporting and analytical processes.

10/27/2020

AFP 2020 Payments Roundtable: Responding to BEC Scams
During the AFP 2020 Payments Roundtable on Fraud and Control, sponsored by Kyriba, treasurers discussed the threat of business email compromise (BEC) scams and what organizations can do about them.

10/27/2020

Amy Webb: It’s Time to Lean into Uncertainty
In the AFP 2020 MindShift Keynote presentation, sponsored by Capital One, quantitative futurist and best-selling author Amy Webb equipped attendees with the tools they need to think like futurists.

10/27/2020

Drager Wins 2020 AFP Pinnacle Award Grand Prize
Dräger has emerged as the winner of the AFP 2020 Pinnacle Grand Prize for excellence in treasury and finance. The Pinnacle Grand Prize, sponsored by MUFG, was presented today during the AFP 2020 Virtual Experience.

10/20/2020

FP&A Careers: Why Certification Matters
Like many financial professionals, Danny K. Shiu wasn’t looking for a career in FP&A. But once he found it, it turned out to be his true passion. That ultimately led him to seek out the AFP's Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credential.

10/07/2020

In a Pandemic, Bank Relationships Are Critical for Treasury
As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, bank relationships have proven to be critical for treasury departments.

10/06/2020

What is a Financial Model?
Just what is a financial model? Are Excel workbooks considered to be models? Or are models confined only to large, complex data driven statistical models?

10/01/2020

AFP, Tranvorma Partner on CTP, FP&A Exam Prep Programs
AFP and Tranvorma have announced a formal partnership to offer exam preparation programs for treasury and finance professionals based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

09/22/2020

Regional Treasury Centers: Structures & Advantages
AFP’s Asia-Pacific Treasury Management Handbook, sponsored by Kyriba, explores the structures of regional treasury centers.

09/22/2020

5 Steps to Asking for the Salary You Deserve
Even if you were not the best at negotiating your salary when you first landed the job, it is never too late to ask for what you want.

09/15/2020

Alphabet, Drager, and Peloton Are the Finalists for the AFP 2020 Pinnacle Award
Alphabet, Google’s parent company, Drager, and Peloton are finalists for the Association for Financial Professionals’ 2020 Pinnacle Award, sponsored by MUFG,

09/15/2020

Four Keys to Engaging Presentations
You’re giving a presentation and you want to make it really count. How do you go about making it really impactful?

09/14/2020

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