FP&A professionals increasingly use graphs to tell stories about numbers. Here are 20 thoughts to keep in mind when using graphs and charts to help you frame financial information effectively.
During two separate forums within a couple weeks of each other, multiple treasury professionals reflected on the different ways their responsibilities have expanded in recent years.
During at the Payments Canada Summit, experts addressed the “compliance conundrum” banks are facing in trying to offer corporate clients new services while enforcing often onerous regulations.
A panel of experts at the Payments Canada Summit sent a clear message to corporates about training their employees on security: Make it personal.
Don Tapscott provided attendees of Payments Canada with a look at how blockchain could reshape the way payments and financial services work in the near future.
It's no surprise that the WannaCry ransomware attack came up during a roundtable discussion on cybersecurity at the 2017 AFP Executive Forum.
During a session on the strategic role of treasury at the 2017 AFP Executive Forum, three treasury executives discussed how risk management has become a key responsibility.
The AFP Executive Forum opened with a look at global macro analysis and how corporate treasurers can use it as a tool.
Often businesses look to their FP&A group to guide, if not lead, predictive business analytics efforts.
Treasury and finance executives at the AFP Executive Forum received insights on short-term and long-term investment strategies in today's volatile market.
According to the 2017 AFP Strategic Role of Treasury Survey, supported by Marsh & McLennan Companies, treasury is playing a more strategic role in organizations.
Retail treasury practitioners voiced their frustrations with EMV chip card acceptance at the 2017 AFP Retail Roundtable. The rollout has been anything but smooth.
Attendees of the ACT Annual Conference were asked what they believe will have the greatest impact on their treasury departments going forward. Brexit topped the list.
At the ACT Annual Conference, experts compared and contrasted European money market fund reforms with the ones that went into effect in the United States last year.
Financial professionals at the ACT Annual Conference weighed in on how treasury’s role has expanded to include some unique challenges.
Brexit was unsurprisingly top of mind Tuesday at the 2017 Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) Annual Conference.
Faster payments are (almost) here. Or at least they will be by October, so we’ll have a lot to talk about at AFP 2017.
If anything could possibly be more disturbing than a ransomware attack dubbed the biggest in history, it would have to be that the attack might not be over.
Are you a CTP, CCM or FP&A holder who needs to brush up on your profession a bit? Want to earn some recertification credits while you’re doing it? Then look no further than AFP’s CE Quiz page.
Multiple treasury professionals once again expressed their dissatisfaction with armored carrier services. One treasurer even referred to the process of dealing with these carriers as “a horror story.”
Here were the five major themes discussed by attendees at the Chicago FP&A Roundtable.
Although NACHA’s launch of Same Day ACH has been quite successful, it has not been a smash hit with treasurers of large corporations. At the latest meeting of AFP’s Treasury Advisory Group, the reasons became a bit clearer.
How you start communicating and/or how you respond determines how effective communication can be. Here are some tips that can be especially useful to practitioners who are just beginning to get their feet wet in the treasury world.
The Fed's Secure Payments Task Force has documented a set of payment use cases that map out the lifecycle of a payment and is seeking feedback.
At the latest meeting of AFP’s Treasury Advisory Group, attendees discussed using blockchain to streamline the bank fee analysis process, a major point of frustration for treasury professionals.
Financial professionals received a 3.5 percent pay raise in 2016, down just a tick from the year before, according to the 2017 AFP Compensation Survey.
New legislation has been introduced that would allow for the net asset value (NAV) for prime and municipal money market funds to stabilize.
The House Financial Services Committee has approved the Financial CHOICE Act. The bill would repeal the Durbin Amendment if ultimately passed.
To capture the full value of a company, FP&A needs to keep an eye on all the metrics.
With anti-EU populist sentiment gaining momentum, the future of the European Union and its economic policies are less certain.
Here are five key ways your finance team can become strategic business partners.
While blockchain and faster payments gurus are quick to sing the praises of these technologies, sometimes it takes someone outside of that spectrum to provide you with a dose of reality.
Given the populist movements across the globe, in particular the Brexit vote in the UK, the Trump victory in the United States and the looming elections in France, conducting business around the world is becoming much more complex.
Although ACH transactions continue to increase, some corporate treasury professionals have expressed apprehension about adopting NACHA’s Same Day ACH service.
How does AFP create content that will bring the value to your needs? That’s where the AFP Conference Planning Task Force comes in.
Why blockchain will change everything for finance.
Distributed ledger technology may have started off as the basis for bitcoin, but it already promises to be much more than a cryptocurrency.
Corporate treasurers are interested in using Real Time Payments (RTP), but there are questions about how much of an investment they’d want to make in it.
The Clearing House pulled back the curtain on its Real Time Payments initiative, providing Faster Payments 2017 attendees with an in-depth look at the system.
Corporate usage of ACH continues to grow, and will likely increase when NACHA expands its Same Day ACH service in September to include debits.