When I first saw the results from the 2016 AFP Electronic Payments Survey I was really surprised to find out that that the former decline in check use for B2B transactions had leveled off at around the 50 percent mark. Has check processing really come to a point where it is not as cumbersome as one may think?
A majority of respondents to a recent AFP survey cite cash management and forecasting as key areas of focus for their treasury departments over the next three years.
The 2018 AFP Payments Fraud Survey, underwritten by J.P. Morgan, revealed that payments fraud reached a new high in 2017 after a downswing earlier in the decade.
A new FP&A guide, underwritten by Vena Solutions, examines the spectrum of ways to apply Excel, including recent advances, add-ins and third-party offerings.
Adopting a consulting mindset can help FP&A be better at business partnering.
A number of factors drive a company’s decision to refinance its credit facility. With interest rates on the rise, what considerations are important to CFOs and treasurers?
Laurens Tijdhof, partner at Zanders, is leading a discussion at BreakThrough Treasury and Finance on how fintech has the power to revolutionize and disrupt treasury teams.
Uncle Sam wants you to consider five key takeaways when thinking about implementing blockchain.
“Information... wants to be scarce and expensive.” This provocative quote has profound implications for FP&A—particularly as it relates to marketing.
Emmanuel Caprais, Vice President, Strategic and Financial Planning and Analysis for ITT, discussed the process of putting together the FP&A track for AFP 2018.
In an interview at the AFP 2018 Planning Task Force meeting, Saumya Mohan, Americas Region Treasurer for Tesla, discusses planning the treasury management track.
It’s not typically treasury’s job to think about the future. That’s usually left up to the FP&A guys, right? Well, that mindset needs to change.
Brad Larson, CTP, Principal, ReCa Treasury Services, discusses helping to put together the Risk Management track at AFP 2018.
During a session at FinNext 2018, financial professionals provided different perspectives on how volatility has become the “new normal” for FP&A.
Gaileon Thompson, CTP, FP&A, Senior VP, Global Consumer O&T Finance for Citi and Chair of the AFP FP&A Advisory Council, discusses FinNext 2018 in San Francisco.
In a special preview of BreakThrough Treasury and Finance, John Josten, CTP, assistant treasurer of Tractor Supply Company, weighs in on how treasury and finance leaders manage change efforts.
In an interview at FinNext 2018, Chris Ortega, Senior Finance Manager for Emarsys North America, discusses how AI and machine learning will impact FP&A.
FinNext 2018 keynote speaker Dan Gardner, Journalist and Co-Author of Superforecasting, discusses the typical characteristics of "superforecasters".
FinNext 2018 kicked off with a special FP&A Roundtable discussion, sponsored by Peloton. Discussion centered on what FP&A should actually “be” as a function.
As treasury’s role has become more strategic, functions such as debt issuance and conducting capital markets activities, which traditionally are under the purview of the CFO, have now fallen to treasury, according to the Strategic Role of Treasury Survey.
Much of the discussion at the NACHA Payments Innovation Alliance meeting in San Francisco focused on application programming interfaces (APIs), including standards.
Among the different ways to chart and visualize data, gauge indicators can show how a single measure compares against a set standard. Excel does not offer a ready-made gauge chart, so here is how you can make one yourself.
The attribute blockchain proponents consistently emphasize is its immutability. In reality, the technology is more mutable than advertised and carries unique risks.
When thinking about risk management strategies for your company in 2018, don’t forget about risks associated with U.S. sanctions compliance.
For any financial professional, it is important to know how to effectively analyze the financial statements of a firm. There are generally six steps to developing an effective analysis of financial statements.
Fraud prevention must be a team effort, involving payment and non-payment areas alike. No one can predict which angle, function, or individual will be the vulnerable area.
The main question for FP&A is whether the perceived benefits of the conglomerate can be achieved in other ways without giving up strategic benefits.
How Marsh & McLennan strategically invests in its finance team.
The latest Treasury in Practice guide, underwritten by GTreasury, explores the most crucial tasks in treasury at three key levels—assistant treasurer, treasury manager and treasury analyst.
Executive Coach and BreakThrough Treasury & Finance keynote Sarah Levitt spoke to the AFP Conversations podcast about high-performing teams.
NACHA and the IFX Forum are teaming up to further the development of standardized APIs that would support the global financial services industry.
Patrick Harker, president of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank, put it best: “Survey data is historical, while anecdotes give you a trend and insight to future.”
What role does the traditional budget, the antithesis of agile & flexible planning, play in the modern world of market disruption and volatility? Corporates shared their opinions at a recent industry event.
Treasury departments appear to be gradually warming up again to prime money market funds. But the funds may have lost their status as a primary vehicle for corporates to stash cash.
Europe has seen a lot of buzz and discussions around the Revised Payments Services Directive, or PSD2. It hasn’t received a whole lot of attention in the United States—but that soon may change. And it needs to.
Last week, real-time, data-rich payments were released to the public in Australia. With this launch, corporates and consumers all across Australia can now transfer funds instantly.
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.