How can finance embrace customized, local, artisanal consumer desires with the need for efficiency and ruthless price competition?
Will corporate tax reform cause corporates to substantially shake up their investment plans?
At long last, the United States has a real-time payments system. I really think—and hope—that this marks the beginning of a new era for payments in the United States. But if that’s truly going to happen, it will mean letting go of one constant in our payments system—the paper check.
Corporations have become more efficient in managing working capital over the past few decades. This is likely due to treasury reducing inefficiencies.
Wrapping up a big project requires more than just executing on a final deliverable.
Jean Furter, Vice President, Treasurer of Brocade Communications Systems, discusses how technology can bring treasury and FP&A closer together.
In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, and tailored for the finance audience, my goals for 2018 of things to learn and do, one for each month.
Years of a criticism of budgeting doesn’t appear to have dented companies’ commitments to the budget process, a new AFP member survey has found.
In today’s world of doing more with less, using interim treasury resources can be a way of continuing to operate and achieve change initiatives.
Jeremiah Wise, Chief Financial Officer of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, discusses how his organization adopted a modified version of zero-based budgeting (ZBB) to accommodate multiple business units with vastly different outcome measures.
Hyundai Capital America introduced a global USD issuance strategy, which won it a 2017 AFP Pinnacle Award. The Pinnacle Awards are sponsored by Wells Fargo & Company.
A new guide, underwritten by Workiva, examines how FP&A can prepare for volatility, and react quickly when it occurs.
Nevine White, Executive in Residence for the Beyond Budgeting Roundtable North America, describes how implementing a rolling forecast requires a major cultural overhaul for most organizations.
It’s clear blockchain will have a significant influence on procurement and finance. The advantages of being able to streamline business processes, secure payments, and automate workloads shouldn’t be understated.
Jean Furter, Vice President, Treasurer for Brocade Communications Systems, explains why some treasury jobs could be phased out in the near future, and what practitioners need to do to prepare.
Bryan Lapidus, a contributing consultant to AFP, discusses AFP's new FP&A Survey, which looks at whether budgets are still relevant.
Saumya Mohan, Americas Region Treasurer for Tesla, explains why good cash forecasting largely depends on the people you have in place, rather than the systems that you use.
According to a new AFP Survey, nearly three quarters of FP&A professionals agree or strongly agree that the budget is a valuable tool.
NACHA is requesting comment on a proposal to expand Same Day ACH. One change would be an increase of the per-transaction limit to $100,000.
The new AFP Payments Guide, underwritten by MUFG Union Bank, aims to shed some light over the very complex nature of credit card payments.
Austin O’Brion co-founder of Token of Trust, offers treasury professionals tips on protecting customer data, as well as advice on keeping KYC information secure.
In FP&A, we focus on how to achieve the goals and create forecasts that show whether we are on track. Our colleagues in risk management start from the same goals, but look at what can prevent us from achieving them.
Don Tapscott, one of the world’s top experts on distributed ledger technology, discusses how blockchain could reshape treasury and finance in the very near future.
When senior leadership mandates that you reduce costs over a three-year period, what do you do? If you’re the finance department at Allianz Life, you implement robotic process automation (RPA).
FP&A professionals discuss the ways that they deliver bad news to senior leadership.
After the multitude of discussions I had with treasury professionals at AFP 2017 on payments, I walked away with three key takeaways.
Retail treasury professionals discussed handling cash during a retail industry roundtable at AFP 2017, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.
RTP, The Clearing House’s real-time payments system, launched this week. BNY Mellon and U.S. Bank initiated the very first real-time payment on the system.
Finance often is involved in change management, both inside our own organizations and across functions. I have been thinking about the buy-in in the context of change management inspired by two recent events.
Finance professionals know that new technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain will disrupt their function, yet they believe their organizations are not prepared for the coming changes.
How are FP&A professionals to know what they don’t know when the very atmosphere seems choked with unknown unknowns?
Bob Stark, Vice President of Strategy for Kyriba, discusses the ongoing threat of ransomware attacks.
One thing quickly became clear during an AFP 2017 session on cash forecasting—to be effective, you need to be able to rely on the people around you.
In a recent hearing, Rep. Keith Rothfus referenced a new letter by AFP in support of the Consumer Financial Choice and Capital Markets Protection Act (H.R. 2319).
Just getting by with spreadsheets is no longer an option for finance and treasury. The performance advantage gained by efficient analytics is just too large to be without impact.
A new faster payment system is scheduled to arrive in the United States by 2020—an aggressive timeframe that suggests corporate treasurers should start thinking sooner rather than later about the potential ramifications.
Bob Stark of Kyriba discusses the recent Equifax breach and provides tips for treasury professionals on how their departments can avoid a similar scenario.
The latest AFP Corporate Cash Indicators®, signaled that corporate treasury and finance executives are increasingly concerned about the global economy and are stockpiling cash reserves in response.
A new report reveals how AFP MindShift will help you begin to make sense of the technological chaos.
Of course there is a huge amount of data available, at various levels of aggregation. So at which level are you forecasting?