What makes finance shared service centers attractive—a process-driven environment that rewards speed and volume—can create blind spots that fraudsters can exploit.
In this interview with AFP 2017 speaker Grainne McNamara, the PwC principal explains how treasury and finance executives are exploring how to use blockchain.
One of treasury professionals' biggest concerns about artificial intelligence (AI) is whether it will ultimately make their jobs obsolete.
A majority of corporate treasurers feel that real-time cross-border payments tracking is more important than whether the payments settle in real time.
Lesley Rogers, Director, Treasury, Banking & Cash EMEA for AT&T, discusses the challenges and benefits of operating a shared service center.
The good news is that strategy, data and capabilities exist to solve this problem. Furthermore, the risk management team can make progress towards building alignment immediately.
AFP’s latest Treasury in Practice Guide, underwritten by Kyriba, explores common fraud schemes that are plaguing corporate treasury departments.
Test your FP&A knowledge and see how well you know you key terms with our new interactive quiz.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved the first trading and clearing platform specifically for cryptocurrency-based derivatives.
To understand what something is worth in financial terms, it is useful to draw a distinction between valuation and pricing of assets.
Bryan Lapidus, FP&A, CFO Advisory, Allegiance Advisory Group, discusses tactics practitioners can use to deliver effective presentations.
There is no easy path to reducing an organization’s carbon footprint. But over the years, some solid best practices have surfaced.
AFP’s latest FP&A Guide, underwritten by Workiva, explores tactics practitioners can use to deliver effective presentations, both to other business units and to upper management.
Treasury departments need to be sure that their treasury management systems suit their needs. That’s why every year, AFP releases its TMS Guide.
Tom Hunt, CTP, AFP's Director of Treasury Services, discusses the new Executive Guide on Tax and Treasury, underwritten by Thomson Reuters.
Despite investments in software and other management approaches, capability gaps often remain.
AFP’s latest Executive Guide, underwritten by Thomson Reuters, is designed to support treasury practitioners and their tax colleagues to develop good channels of communication, enabling better decision-making.
NACHA has officially launched Same Day ACH for debit payments. This is the second phase of the association's Same Day ACH initiative.
According to a new report, CFOs are targeted for business email compromise (BEC) more than any other finance professional.
When delivering a presentation to senior leadership, FP&A professionals need to demonstrate executive presence.
Let's take a look at the mistakes Equifax made with their security and what corporate treasury and finance professionals can learn from them.
AFP 2017 offers multiple sessions to help treasury and finance professionals kick their careers into high gear.
What makes a good “big hairy audacious goal” (BHAG), how does it relate to other planning tools, and what are the dangers if it is used incorrectly?
Recently on AFP Collaborate, AFP’s private discussion board, a practitioner asked whether it is wise to purchase bitcoin for potential ransomware scenarios.
Bryan Lapidus, CFO Advisory, Allegiance Advisory Group, explains how developing relationships with business partners is critical to achieve integrated business planning.
New this year at AFP 2017 is the Payments Hub Challenge. AFP will give vendors just 15 minutes to solve a major issue: reducing B2B transactions made via check.
Let's take a look at the technology aspect of the FP&A Maturity Model—the comprehensive and fully integrated enterprise data model with timely access to centrally managed operational and financial data.
Traditional players in the payments field aren’t sitting on their hands while real-time payments infiltrate the entire infrastructure.
An overview of several accounting issues related to XaaS that impact FP&A.
Major disruption can change how treasury and finance operates as a whole.
Bryan Lapidus, CFO Advisory, Allegiance Advisory Group, discusses AFP's latest FP&A Guide, Building an Integrated Business Planning Capability, underwritten by Anaplan.
OpenText has globally transformed its treasury in order to improve efficiency, reduce costs and cut cycle times.
At AFP 2017, AFP Aware will continue its community service tradition with two great events, sponsored by BBVA Compass.
Check payments experience higher levels of fraud than any other payment method. So why are some corporate treasury professionals moving back to them?
Allstate Insurance Company, Hyundai Capital America and World Vision International have been named finalists for the 2017 AFP Pinnacle Award, sponsored by Wells Fargo & Company.
FASB’s new guidance will facilitate obtaining hedge accounting, as well as provide significantly more flexibility in how it can be applied.
Here we are again. It’s August, and many of us are staring down the barrel of another annual budgeting process. It’s enough to make an FP&A professional ask the big, existential questions: What is a budget? Does a budget even matter?
SWIFT is providing an interface for The Clearing House (TCH)’s upcoming Real-Time Payments (RTP) system.
As long as businesses continue to pay by check, fraud will still be a problem—but there are many effective ways of ensuring that your organization does not become a victim.
For FP&A, the opportunity for digitization is integrated planning—optimizing business performance by connecting an enterprise’s planning capabilities.