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Are You a Young Treasury & Finance Pro? We Have the Community for You.
Treasury and finance professionals 40 and under have a new outlet to connect with their peers.

10/17/2016

Field Trip: 4 FP&A Lessons Learned From Etihad Airways
AFP recently had the privilege to visit the headquarters of Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Here are some FP&A takeaways from the visit.

10/17/2016

The Final Version of Controversial Reg 385 Contains Some Regulatory Relief for Treasurers
October 14, 2016 is a red-letter day for treasury for finance. First, money-market fund regulations finally took effect. Then, a final version of Reg 385 was released.

10/14/2016

Treasurers Mull Shared Service Centers to Cut Costs
Treasury departments have largely withstood the pressure to outsource to lower-cost jurisdictions, but now their turn appears to have arrived.

10/14/2016

Sibos Wrap-Up: The Corporate Treasury View
Sibos 2016 in Geneva has come to an end. After four days of payments content, here are the big takeaways corporate treasury professionals should consider.

10/13/2016

8 Steps for Creating a Rolling Forecast
The process for creating a rolling forecast takes practice and sufficient time to complete. By utilizing eight key steps, companies can build rolling forecasts more effectively.

10/13/2016

How to Use Predictive Business Analytics Effectively
To use predictive business analytics effectively, a company must commit to a sustained and rigorous analytical framework in order to achieve meaningful results.

10/12/2016

How Finance Execs Can Improve the Company Travel Policy
There’s no guarantee employees will follow your written travel and entertainment expense (T&E) policy.

10/12/2016

What Lies Ahead for Treasury? A New White Paper from AFP and Zanders Seeks the Answers.
When it comes to treasury, concepts like transformation are frequently mentioned. But what comes after transformation? Beyond Transformation, Treasury Transcending, a new white paper from AFP and Zanders, addresses these questions.

10/12/2016

5 Ways to Make Multi-Participant Budgeting Work
There are significant benefits to engaging employees across an organization in budgeting. But engaging multiple nonfinancial participants in this complex financial exercise is not without challenges.

10/11/2016

Measuring the ROI on Investing in Talent Development
CFOs point to talent acquisition and development as one of their key challenges. But building a strong business case for spending on training programs is hard to do.

10/11/2016

Same-Day ACH Is Here. Is Your Business Ready?
The same-day settlement of automated clearing house (ACH) payments is now a reality for businesses across the country.

10/07/2016

How Trustmark Overhauled Security to Thwart Fraud
Trustmark overhauled its security measures and created a new method to detect and return unauthorized ACH debit transactions in real time.

10/06/2016

FP&A Profile: A Champion of Business Collaboration
For Emma Martin, regional finance director for Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific and a member of AFP’s FP&A Advisory Council, finance is most successful when it’s working cross-functionally with other departments.

10/06/2016

AFP Conversations: The Only Podcast for Treasury & Finance
AFP Conversations, the only podcast exclusively for treasury and finance professionals, will provide you with content on payments, risk, financial planning and analysis, leadership and more—all in a convenient, easy-to-access format.

10/05/2016

What Separates Fintech from Banks? Treasurers Need to Know.
Fintech firms are redefining e-payments by making it possible to make card, ACH, check and even cross-border payments within a single process.

10/05/2016

Geopolitical Risk: A Growing Concern for Finance Execs
At the latest AFP Executive Roundtable, attendees were asked whether they discuss geopolitical risk when they hold meetings on risk management issues.

10/04/2016

Investment in FP&A Technology Yields Greater Efficiencies
There is a gap between where FP&A is and where it wants to be. But the 2016 AFP FP&A Benchmarking Survey suggests a path forward to closing that gap.

10/04/2016

3 Ways Fintech Can Improve Buyer-Supplier Relationships
Modern financial technology provides an opportunity for the relationship between buyers and suppliers to evolve from fundamentally competitive to symbiotic.

10/03/2016

What’s on Every Treasurer's Wish List? Visibility and Standards, Of Course.
Corporate treasury executives weighed in on their banking partners’ shortcomings at Sibos 2016. Across the board, treasurers said they are primarily seeking consistency and visibility.

09/29/2016

Faster or More Secure? When it Comes to Payments, Treasurers Want Both.
What’s more important to corporate treasurers when it comes to payments—security or speed? The answer might surprise you.

09/29/2016

Microsoft is Partnering with BAML on a Blockchain Trade Finance Product
Microsoft announced that it has partnered with Bank of America Merrill Lynch on a blockchain solution for trade finance transacting.

09/28/2016

Treasury and Finance Executives Ponder: Are They the Next Targets of the Bangladesh Bank Hackers?
A Sibos attendee voiced a concern keeping many treasury and finance professionals up at night: "What activities does the market need to now put in place to consider and deal cyberhackers?"

09/28/2016

What is It Like to Be a Millennial In Finance? Just Ask Them.
No one knows better what it’s like to be a millennial working in finance than millennials themselves.

09/27/2016

Is In-House Banking Right for Your Treasury Function?
AFP’s latest Treasury in Practice guide, underwritten by Thomson Reuters, provides a glimpse into what multinational treasury teams do to manage their cash and FX needs around the globe.

09/27/2016

Cyber Insurance Offers Great Promise for Organizations -- and Potentially Great Disappointment As Well
Is it worth it for treasurers to purchase a cyber insurance policy for their organization? Yes—but probably not for the reasons you think.

09/27/2016

Is Blockchain Completely Secure? Don't Be So Sure, Dow Jones Execs Admit
The appeal of blockchain technology is its inherent security. But there is a way it could be hacked, experts said.

09/26/2016

Closing the Technology Gap in FP&A
Despite the proliferation of new cloud solutions and growing talk of predictive analytics and big data, there’s still a gap between where FP&A organizations are today and where they want to be.

09/26/2016

The Big Shift: Investors Move Billions Out of Money Funds
As the deadline for money market fund reform draws near, the rumored “mass exodus” from prime funds appears to finally be coming to fruition.

09/26/2016

SWIFT’s Global Payment Innovation initiative sounds intriguing. But will it improve payments?
SWIFT’s Global Payment Innovation initiative aims to streamline cross-border payments, but how will it help multinational corporations and their treasury functions?

09/26/2016

Time to Speed Up Cross-Border Payments?
One of the most interesting programs under development is SWIFT’s Global Payments Innovation Initiative, which is intended to streamline cross-border payments.

09/23/2016

Managing Currency Risk: The CFO’s Balancing Act
Tasked with both controlling the effects of multicurrency volatility while keeping costs low, CFOs find themselves with a tricky balance to strike.

09/22/2016

More with Less: What Do You Want from a Treasury System?
In the 2016 AFP Guide to Treasury Management Systems, corporate practitioners receive a closer look at treasury technology today.

09/21/2016

AFP Survey: Most Finance Pros to Use Same-Day ACH
Treasury and finance professionals intend to use same-day ACH for last-minute payments, according to a new survey by AFP, underwritten by J.P. Morgan.

09/20/2016

FP&A: Reverse Engineering the Budget
The annual budget should translate the company’s strategic targets into financial terms. But does it?

09/19/2016

Here's a 9-Point Checklist to Help Treasurers Prepare Their Portals for Money Market Fund Reform
Here's a 9-point checklist to help treasurers prepare their portals for new money-fund reform, which takes effect October 14.

09/16/2016

3 Ways Retail Treasurers Can Improve Armored Car Pickup
Many merchants pay 60 percent more than necessary to move, process and bank cash. However, retailers can significantly reduce their cost of cash by learning how top-performing merchants optimize this area.

09/15/2016

Reg 385: A Three-Step Approach to Help Treasurers Prepare
While some companies have accepted the likely eventuality that the new Section 385 regulations will be finalized, more have not. Furthermore, many treasury functions are taking a backseat.

09/15/2016

Real-Time Payments: Would a Giro System Work in the U.S.?
The U.S. is fairly alone when it comes to check use. In other parts of the world, checks have almost disappeared in favor of electronic payments.

09/14/2016

In Volatile Market, CFOs Need a Clear View of Risk
What does this current era of uncertainty mean for CFOs, and how do they go about managing commodity and currency risk across the business?

09/13/2016

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