Treasury and finance professionals 40 and under have a new outlet to connect with their peers.
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.
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.
Treasury departments have largely withstood the pressure to outsource to lower-cost jurisdictions, but now their turn appears to have arrived.
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.
To use predictive business analytics effectively, a company must commit to a sustained and rigorous analytical framework in order to achieve meaningful results.
There’s no guarantee employees will follow your written travel and entertainment expense (T&E) policy.
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.
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.
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.
The same-day settlement of automated clearing house (ACH) payments is now a reality for businesses across the country.
Trustmark overhauled its security measures and created a new method to detect and return unauthorized ACH debit transactions in real time.
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.
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.
Fintech firms are redefining e-payments by making it possible to make card, ACH, check and even cross-border payments within a single process.
At the latest AFP Executive Roundtable, attendees were asked whether they discuss geopolitical risk when they hold meetings on risk management issues.
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.
Modern financial technology provides an opportunity for the relationship between buyers and suppliers to evolve from fundamentally competitive to symbiotic.
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.
What’s more important to corporate treasurers when it comes to payments—security or speed? The answer might surprise you.
Microsoft announced that it has partnered with Bank of America Merrill Lynch on a blockchain solution for trade finance transacting.
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?"
No one knows better what it’s like to be a millennial working in finance than millennials themselves.
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.
Is it worth it for treasurers to purchase a cyber insurance policy for their organization? Yes—but probably not for the reasons you think.
The appeal of blockchain technology is its inherent security. But there is a way it could be hacked, experts said.
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.
As the deadline for money market fund reform draws near, the rumored “mass exodus” from prime funds appears to finally be coming to fruition.
SWIFT’s Global Payment Innovation initiative aims to streamline cross-border payments, but how will it help multinational corporations and their treasury functions?
One of the most interesting programs under development is SWIFT’s Global Payments Innovation Initiative, which is intended to streamline cross-border payments.
Tasked with both controlling the effects of multicurrency volatility while keeping costs low, CFOs find themselves with a tricky balance to strike.
In the 2016 AFP Guide to Treasury Management Systems, corporate practitioners receive a closer look at treasury technology today.
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.
The annual budget should translate the company’s strategic targets into financial terms. But does it?
Here's a 9-point checklist to help treasurers prepare their portals for new money-fund reform, which takes effect October 14.
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.
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.
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.
What does this current era of uncertainty mean for CFOs, and how do they go about managing commodity and currency risk across the business?
Skepticism over blockchain technology still exists, but treasury and finance departments are increasingly intrigued by its possibilities for safer and faster payments.