Job descriptions for FP&A positions tend to list advanced Excel skills among the requirements. But what are the key skills required?
Sometimes, things that appear to be highly correlated in fact are random events that have no real-world connection.
Risks are coming from all directions this year, from volatile currency markets to escalating cyberthreats to rising interest rates. Luckily for you, we’re going to tackle these topics at AFP 2017 in San Diego.
Kids are all about fidget spinners these days. So can FP&A learn from this latest craze? Of course.
AFP and other professional associations convened at the White House to support legislation that would restore stable value prime and municipal money market funds for institutional investors.
When centralizing your FX hedging program, there are certain steps the company needs to take to be successful.
Why can’t we explore the possibility of using a blockchain solution for bank fee account analysis?
Earning a certification in financial planning and analysis can help you stand out from the crowd, as well as build out your own FP&A function.
The year 2017 is really the year of faster payments, as a number of initiatives are moving from the proof-of-concept stage to reality.
Despite President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the historic Paris Climate Accord, many American businesses are moving forward with green initiatives.
Treasury and finance professionals have a little more time to submit for the 2017 AFP Pinnacle Awards. The deadline has been extended through June 9.
One thing became clear during a presentation on cybersecurity and payments fraud at the latest meeting of the Payments Innovation Alliance—social media is a fraudster’s most powerful tool.
During last week's Payments Innovation Alliance meeting in Berlin, attendees broke down the four major trends affecting real-time payments.
Arnulf Keese, partner with German venture capital firm e.ventures, provides insights into how fintech startups in Germany and Europe have grown in recent years.
Even though virtually every company on the planet is aware of business email compromise (BEC), fraudsters continue to find clever ways to dupe organizations out of money by exploiting well-meaning employees.
Typically employees work in teams to maximize their skills and performance. But what makes a successful team?
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.