There are several misperceptions that lead many corporate finance teams to avoid investing in machine learning. Machine learning for finance is applicable and accessible.
Steve Ledford, Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy of The Clearing House (TCH), discusses what the future holds for the Real Time Payments (RTP) service.
Members of the AFP 2018 Planning Task Force provide some helpful tips for first-time conference attendees.
The five reasons why treasurers need to implement an energy price risk management strategy.
Conrad Sheehan, Managing Director for Accenture, discusses the need for API standardization and how it applies to corporate treasury.
Jeff Altman, Executive Director, Finance Leadership Development for Verizon, gives his thoughts on changes to FP&A brought about by new technology and data.
Julie Fergerson of Ethoca, discusses how fraud has evolved since the early days of the Merchant Risk Council, as well as the threat that "friendly" fraud poses to merchants.
AFP's new Payments Guide, underwritten by MUFG Union Bank, takes an in-depth look at new cross-border payments systems.
Risk is a necessary evil that treasury and finance executives have to deal with in today’s complex and highly-integrated world. But risk management need not be expensive.
The FP&A track at AFP 2018 aims to ensure that all FP&A professionals who attend the event will come away fulfilled and ready to tackle any new challenges that come their way.
Sarah Schaus, Assistant Treasurer and AVP for Allianz Life Insurance Company, provides some key tips on preparing an RFP for treasury management system providers.
Jim Colassano of The Clearing House, provides an in-depth look at the Real Time Payments (RTP) system, and discusses use cases for corporate treasurers.
About three years ago, the treasury department at New York University decided to move from Excel to a treasury management system.
Klint Walker of the Department of Homeland Security discusses the top cyber and fraud threats of today, including ransomware attacks and business email compromise (BEC) scams.
Transitioning away from Libor is easier said than done, especially considering that many banks and corporates do not appear to be on the same page as regulators.
Recognizing that the skillsets required for future finance leaders are changing, organizations are effectively leveraging high-potential development programs.
NACHA's API Standardization Industry Group (ASIG) has released two standardized APIs for testing that have the potential to greatly benefit corporate treasury.
Investing in real assets in frontier markets can be challenging. Here are five tips to consider to help you finance real assets effectively.
Derivative contracts are often portrayed as the bad boys of the financial marketplace, but this characterization misrepresents most derivatives and their uses.
Prof. Lee F. Pinkowitz of Georgetown University discusses whether the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is stimulating the deployment of corporate cash balances.
Tax reform in the United States echoes a wider trend of tax changes worldwide that multinational corporations must keep in mind.
In FP&A and in baseball, large-scale, macro trends lead to the development of new ways of doing business. This is the basis for a new interactive guide.
Companies are collecting more and more data. But how can FP&A professionals take advantage of this trend to play a strategic and integral role in their businesses’ growth?
The Business Payments Directory Association (BPDA) and Discover Financial Services are teaming up to develop a B2B directory built on blockchain technology.
The transition away from Libor is picking up steam, but there are big questions about the replacement products.
In the latest installment of #AFPJargonWatch: Big Rocks.
Financial professionals are focused on their career path. That’s why AFP 2018 has an impressive lineup of sessions in the Career Development track.
Professor Lee F. Pinkowitz of the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business discusses how corporate spending and capital investment impact economic growth.
U.S. companies continued to accumulate cash during the second quarter of 2018, but at a slower pace than they did in the previous quarter, according to the latest AFP Corporate Cash Indicators® (CCI).
Through his experiences in building out the finance function in multiple organizations, Tom Russell, FP&A, has several thoughts on how to do this well, which he shared in this interview.
AFP 2018 speaker Nicole Meyer of The Meyer Partnership discusses why financial professionals need constant feedback and quarterly reviews.
Here are five questions that will improve FP&A's and business partnerships.
Bob Stark, Vice President of Strategy for Kyriba, discusses what today's treasury professionals are looking for when purchasing a treasury management system (TMS).
In the latest installment of #AFPJargonWatch: SMRC.
The Federal Reserve is considering adopting ISO 20022 for its Fedwire Funds Service. Corporate treasury professionals are encouraged to comment.
The Business Payments Coalition's Simple Remittance Requirements paper defines a minimal set of remittance data that SMBs need for cash application and reconciliation.
Here are four tips to help you reduce the effort involved in budgeting, and get you back to your summer vacation without taking panicked calls from the CFO.
Regulators are putting more pressure on banks to speed up their transition away from the London interbank offered rate (LIBOR).
In the latest installment of #AFPJargonWatch: Cobot.