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Libor Transition: 3 Ways Treasurers Can Address the Challenge
The Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) offered pieces of advice on the transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor).

02/26/2019

Will SWIFT’S KYC Registry Be a Game Changer?
SWIFT will open its know-your-customer (KYC) repository to corporates later this year. But unless it has strong standards, it is unlikely that this platform will ease corporates’ frustrations with this process.

02/25/2019

Improving Cross-Border Payments: 6 Questions Treasurers Should Ask
Improving cross-border payments is a priority for many treasurers. Here are six questions to ask to help you improve your cross-border payments.

02/14/2019

How to Create Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) Models
Statistical tools are gaining in importance as the volume, variety, and velocity of data increases. Here is how to create an autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) model.

02/06/2019

Libor Transition: Replacements Begin Addressing Cash Products
The Libor transition continues, with replacements starting to address cash products. These risk-free rates, or RFRs, offer benefits and challenges.

02/06/2019

How Will Blockchain Impact the Future of Treasury?
The impact of blockchain is only beginning to be felt throughout organizations. How will blockchain impact the future of treasury? Andy Fately shares his thoughts.

02/04/2019

IRS Issues New Regulations Clarifying Corporate Tax Reform
Corporate tax reform was a major victory for treasury and finance in 2018. Even so, more guidance was needed to help practitioners apply the changes. Now, the IRS has issued new regulations clarifying corporate tax reform.

02/04/2019

FinNext 2019: Building a Top-Performing, Global FP&A Team
It’s not easy to build a high-performing FP&A team that operates on a global scale. Here’s what FP&A can do to structure an effective analytical team that operates internationally.

02/01/2019

Treasurer Q&A: Stephen Hogan of Deutsche Post DHL-Asia Pacific
To better understand how one Asia Pacific finance leader handles today's challenges, AFP spoke to Stephen Hogan, Vice President Regional Treasury Asia Pacific at Deutsche Post DHL.

02/01/2019

FinNext 2019: What Does Disruption Mean for FP&A?
Bryan Lapidus, FP&A, Director, FP&A Practice for AFP, discusses how the FinNext 2019 will explore the next generation of tools that finance professionals can be using, including predictive analytics and artificial intelligence (AI).

01/29/2019

Study: U.S. Firms Signal They May Deploy Cash in Q1 2019
Financial professionals anticipate deploying cash in the first quarter of 2019 in the form of capital expenditures, share buybacks, dividends and debt payments, according to the AFP Corporate Cash Indicators®.

01/28/2019

Reb Rebele Explains Why FP&A Can’t Get Its Work Done
Why is it so hard to collaborate in today’s workplace? Reb Rebele explains why FP&A workers can’t get their work done.

01/25/2019

APIs: The Search for Ubiquity and Standardization
The new AFP Payments Guide, underwritten by MUFG Union Bank, explores why APIs can and will be so useful for corporate treasury professionals.

01/24/2019

Digital Readiness: Finance Pros Are Above Average
Bryan Lapidus, FP&A, Director, FP&A Practice for AFP, discusses AFP's Personal Digital Readiness Survey.

01/22/2019

AFP Liquidity Survey: Repatriated Earnings
Though the 2018 AFP Liquidity Survey projected about $3 trillion returning to the United States, only about $500 billion has come back so far.

01/18/2019

Q&A: Ann Battle on the ISDA Master Agreement
Recently, on AFP Collaborate, one of AFP’s members asked some questions on the ISDA Master Agreement. Ann Battle of ISDA took the time to share her thoughts.

01/14/2019

Treasury Connectivity: 4 Factors that Matter Most
Four factors matter most for connectivity: security, automation, cost and reliability. Treasury departments need to consider all of these as early on as possible.

01/10/2019

4 Keys to Digital Readiness
Bryan Lapidus, FP&A, Director, FP&A Practice for AFP, discusses AFP's Personal Digital Readiness Survey. Survey respondents who identified themselves as digital leaders identified four distinct patterns of behavior.

01/09/2019

Curve Fitting and MAPE: How to Use Them Correctly
Statistical tools are gaining in importance as the volume, variety, and velocity of data increases. Here are two foundational concepts in statistics with direct application to FP&A: Fitting the curve and MAPE.

01/07/2019

Improve Your Data Analysis Skills With These Three Steps
How can you improve your data analysis skills? It’s a critical question because data is so crucial to the success of your organization. Here are three steps you can take to improve your data analysis skills.

01/02/2019

The Future of FP&A: Nine Predictions for 2019
The future of FP&A promises more uncertainty and change. Here are nine predictions for 2019 made by FP&A professionals.

12/19/2018

Top Nine Lessons for FP&A Professionals in 2018
This has been an eventful year in FP&A. Here are the top nine lessons FP&A professionals learned in 2018.

12/18/2018

FP&A Statistics You Need to Know
Bryan Lapidus, FP&A, Director, FP&A Practice for AFP, discusses the new FP&A Guide on Leveraging Business Statistics, underwritten by Workiva.

12/17/2018

Real-Time Payments in Hong Kong: 3 Benefits
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has launched its Faster Payments System. The goal is to achieve real-time payments in Hong Kong. So far, there are three clear benefits to treasury and payments professionals.

12/14/2018

Selecting a Regional Treasury Center Location
The selection process for a regional treasury center (RTC) location is incredibly important. Organizations should pick an area that is geographically close to a region where they have operations, but that is far from the only factor in the decision.

12/10/2018

Survey: Financial Pros Concerned They Could Become Obsolete
This past summer, more than 900 finance and treasury professionals took part in the 2018 AFP survey, “Your Personal Digital Readiness.” The survey revealed a concern among practitioners that they could become obsolete.

12/07/2018

How to Create a Control Chart
Bryan Lapidus, FP&A, Director, FP&A Practice for AFP, and Avi Singh, Founder and CEO of LearnPowerBI.com, preview the new FP&A Guide on Leveraging Business Statistics, underwritten by Workiva.

12/04/2018

Leveraging Business Statistics: Use Cases for Finance
AFP’s latest Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Guide, underwritten by Workiva, focuses on the power of statistics.

12/04/2018

New Fed Council: Can It Move the Needle on Faster Payments?
The Federal Reserve has announced the formation of the U.S. Faster Payments Council (FPC), a multi-industry group brought together to accelerate the adoption of faster payments in the United States.

11/30/2018

Best Practices in Treasury Connectivity
The latest Treasury in Practice Guide, underwritten by Kyriba, examines best practices in treasury connectivity.

11/27/2018

4 Tips for Improving Your Sales Forecasting
Accurate sales forecasting is hard. Here are four steps BMC Software took to improve its sales force accuracy.

11/20/2018

Digital Readiness Assessment: How to Improve Your Finance Team
Next week, we will report on the results of the corporate finance survey, “Your Personal Digital Readiness.” At AFP 2018, we previewed the results and asked a roundtable group for their feedback. The group came up with three ways to improve their team’s readiness, and one surprising way not to do it.

11/15/2018

What’s Wrong With This Picture, FP&A Professionals?
FP&A professionals pride themselves on presenting information in a clear and concise manner. SO what’s wrong with this picture?

11/13/2018

Regional Treasury Centers in Hong Kong: What Treasurers Should Know
Enoch Fung, Head of Market Development for the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, spoke to AFP about why American companies should establish regional treasury centres in Hong Kong.

11/13/2018

AFP Executive Institute Addresses Fintech, Mitigating Crises
To help corporate treasurers and chief financial officers plan and prepare for technological disruption and possible crises that come from sudden change, the 2018 AFP Executive Institute, sponsored by PNC Bank, will take place November 5-6 in Chicago.

11/01/2018

Welcome to AFP 2018
Jim Kaitz, President and CEO of the Association for Financial Professionals, welcomes you to AFP 2018, November 4-7 in Chicago.

11/01/2018

Keys to Operating Regional Treasury Centers
Nick Powell, global head of commercialization, liquidity and investment products for HSBC, provides some best practices for treasury departments that are considering opening a regional treasury center.

11/01/2018

New Skills Needed in the Workplace for Today’s Digital World
New skills needed in the workplace today’s digital world may seem obvious to many. However, some financial planning and analysis teams still have some catching up to do. FP&A needs to improve its digital skills to make finance greater than the sum of its parts.

10/30/2018

Establishing & Structuring Regional Treasury Centers
The latest AFP Executive Guide, underwritten by Thomson Reuters, reviews the factors that organizations need to consider when establishing and structuring a regional treasury center.

10/29/2018

#AFPJargonWatch: Edge Computing
Edge computing is moving computing processing power close to the data source, where it is embedded in objects that were previously non-computational devices.

10/29/2018

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