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.
The Clearing House's plans for its Real Time Payments service are ambitious. But how quickly will treasury professionals adopt it?
In the latest installment of #AFPJargonWatch: Data ethnography.
Accounts receivable can leverage process automation and artificial intelligence to improve cash application.
Are there instances where Porter's Five Forces can be profit-accretive rather than profit-destructive? If the answer is yes, then finance has to re-evaluate its valuation models to capitalize on these relationships to derive value for its business.
Autonomous learning enables humans to interact with machines to get the relevant information in a fraction of the time.
The Capital Markets and Investments track at AFP 2018 boasts an array of sessions that will help you navigate this complex new paradigm.
The 2018 AFP Liquidity Survey, underwritten by State Street Global Advisors, found that 40 percent of respondents anticipate no changes in spending at their companies in the wake of corporate tax reform.
When you bring together a group of retail treasury professionals, sooner or later, the topic of armored carrier services is going to rear its ugly head.