FP&A and investor relations share a similar family tree, have elements that look the same, but maintain separate identities. They each have good information to offer each other that can make both parties better at their responsibilities. They also represent potential intertwining career paths and potentially broadening career development for the finance professional.
Who is your Amazon? What do you need to do to step up to the operational challenge and compete with the major players in your industry?
AFP's new Executive Guide, underwritten by OpenLink, provides insights on how treasury and finance executives can address gray swan events.
Fans of ABC’s hit TV series Shark Tank won’t want to miss AFP 2018, as Daymond John is set to keynote the event.
In times of volatility and stress, one role of FP&A is to lower the blood pressure of the organization.
Are we presenting information in a way that enables decision-makers to instantly absorb the key points from the data we’ve amassed and make better decisions?
With the CFPB scaling back its probe of the Equifax breach, it's clear that the corporations themselves must be the ones to be proactive about protecting data.
How can FP&A leaders identify, attract and hire the best talent?
Five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning has been announced as a keynote speaker at AFP 2018.
NACHA and Accenture have joined forces to support API standardization across the U.S. payments system.
The Philadelphia Eagles' approach has significant implications for finance. We live in a time of new data and analytical techniques that can provide advantages if we know how to use them, and are brave enough to use them.
U.S. corporates may finally be ready to deploy cash, according to the latest AFP Corporate Cash Indicators®.
How can your FP&A team make sure that your organization does not lose in the marketplace by beating itself or making unforced errors that lead to excess effort, time, cost, or sacrificed revenue?
What would a centralized KYC repository look like and what problems could its implementation run into? Tom Hunt, CTP, Director of Treasury Services at AFP dives into this idea.
Since the lates 1980s Excel has dominated the financial reporting landscape and the software shows no signs of wearing down.
We ingest data, analyze and interpret it, then apply our business savvy to make it more useful, and then deliver that to the next person. But are we doing this well?
A webinar discussing the results of the 2017 FP&A survey, How Relevant is Your Budget?, found that the budgeting process shapes and reflects the organizational culture in which it operates.
AFP has responded to NACHA’s request for comment on expanding Same Day ACH. AFP supports the expansion overall, but made some recommendations for how it could best benefit corporate end-users.
Tom Hunt, CTP, Director of Treasury Service for AFP, discusses the results of the 2018 AFP Risk Survey, supported by Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Global Risk Center. Respondents to this year's survey were concerned with business risk.
With the New Year comes the new accounting standard for financial instruments, IFRS 9, which replaces the IAS 39 regulations.
AFP is seeking experts to participate on the CTP Body of Knowledge Committee. The Committee has a vital role in the editorial process of The Essentials of Treasury Management.
Organizations must establish their risk appetite as they plan around volatility. All businesses incur a degree of risk, but how much they want to take on varies heavily.
The 2018 AFP Risk Survey, supported by Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Global Risk Center, found that few finance professionals are preparing for technology risk.
Crafting any successful presentation requires understanding the audience, and for finance professionals, that includes how you present quantitative information to non-financial people.
Before thinking about talking to vendors and analyzing the treasury management system (TMS) landscape to find the optimal solution, you should answer the question, “What am I trying to achieve?”
Jenifer Herdin, CTP, Director of International Treasury for Viacom Inc., explains why assembling teams of diverse people is highly beneficial for companies.
Corporate treasury professionals have received some more FBAR relief, as FinCEN has again extended the filing deadline.
With the increased adoption of cloud technologies, more responsibility of technology selection is shifting from IT professionals to FP&A teams.
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.