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The Road to Liboration

Corporate treasurers soon will be experiencing significant change – the departure of LIBOR as they know it. New products will be coming to market, replacing many of the variable-rate products treasurers are used to. 

Operating Regional Treasury Centers
Underwritten by Thomson Reuters

This AFP Executive guide outlines the factors organizations need to consider when establishing and structuring a regional treasury center. 

Orchestrating the Mindshift: The Transition from Accounting to FP&A

Financial planning and analysis has its origins in accounting.  In recent years, organizations realized they needed staff with finance skills to improve forecasting and modeling and to work with the business; FP&A was quickly becoming its own function.

The Advent of New Cross-Border Payments Systems
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

The new AFP Payments Guide, underwritten by MUFG Union Bank, provides an in-depth look at cross-border payments systems, to help you determine if you should consider shaking up the way you pay internationally.

Your Roadmap to the Future of Finance

New macro forces are creating new capabilities resulting in new models for work. To succeed, you need to master key dimensions of FP&A.

Selecting the Right Treasury Management System
Underwritten by Kyriba

In this Treasury in Practice Guide, underwritten by Kyriba, we will explore the ins and outs of selecting a TMS. 

Treasury's Impact on the Financial Statements
Underwritten by Chatham Financial

This guide outlines how treasurers are playing a more proactive role at their organizations, and how treasury practitioners generate value and impact the bottom line. 

Making Excel Work for FP&A
Underwritten by Vena Solutions

There have been advances in Excel in recent years that many financial professionals may not know about. AFP's new FP&A Guide examines those recent advances, along with add-ins and third-party solutions/offerings, to help you get the most out of this ubiquitous application.

Navigating the Top Tasks in Treasury
Underwritten by GTreasury

AFP’s latest Treasury in Practice Guide explores critical tasks in treasury.

Managing Gray Swan Events
Underwritten by OpenLink

AFP’s latest Executive Guide  intends to help strategic treasury practitioners identify ways in which they can be more proactive in identifying and monitoring exposures at an enterprise-wide level.

Planning in the Age of Volatility
Underwritten by Workiva

There are myriad ways that volatility can impact a business. This guide examines how FP&A can prepare for volatility, and react quickly when it occurs.

Better Card Management Solutions
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This guide covers effective management of card-related fees and other costs, prevention of fraud and chargebacks, and implications of faster payments.

Fraud in Record Numbers: Why Treasury Needs to Act Now
Underwritten by Kyriba

AFP’s latest Treasury in Practice Guide explores common fraud schemes that are plaguing corporate treasury departments and provides a host of best practices. 

How FP&A Can Develop Effective Presentations
Underwritten by Workiva

Presentations are a key cog in the FP&A department’s overall communication plan. This guide explores tactics that FP&A can use for delivering effective presentations, both to other business units, and to upper management and the board of directors.

Tax and Treasury
Underwritten by Thomson Reuters

This guide has been written to help treasury practitioners partner with their organization's tax department to open the communication channels in an attempt to think more strategically and help accomplish their shared goals.

Fintech: Breaking Down the Barriers
Underwritten by Kyriba

In this Treasury in Practice guide, underwritten by Kyriba, AFP takes a deep dive into these emerging technologies and how they relate specifically to corporate treasury practitioners.

Building an Integrated Business Planning Capability
Underwritten by Anaplan

Financial planning and analysis plays a unique role in the organization, facilitating the deployment of capital to its highest use among internal and external constituents. This guide examines integrated planning and its role in FP&A. 

Not Going Anywhere: Why Checks Still Matter
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This guide examines why so many corporates still use checks, why checks are the payment method most susceptible to fraud, and what treasury professionals can do to protect themselves when paying by check.

Investment Strategy and Policy
Underwritten by J.P. Morgan Asset Management

This guide has been written to help treasury practitioners develop an investment policy that permits the adoption of an investment approach, which reflects the company’s various different tolerances for risk.

Implementing an Interest Rate Hedging Program
Underwritten by Chatham Financial

In this Treasury in Practice Guide, we will look at the way that most companies have viewed interest rate risk over the past nine years, and why that approach is no longer sustainable. Then we’ll look at what companies need to begin doing to prepare for this paradigm shift. 

FBAR: What You Need to Know

Many treasury and finance professionals have questions about complying with FBAR, because there is still a great deal of confusion on several aspects of the regulation, AFP staff and several corporate practitioner members spoke with regulators from FinCEN and asked specific compliance-related questions.

M&A Checklist for Treasury

A practical guide for helping treasury departments through the mergers and acquisition process. 

Global Transaction Banking
Underwritten by BNP Paribas

This guide aims to help treasury practitioners navigate the process of initiating and managing a good set of bank relationships.

Faster and Better: Faster Payments Initiatives Take Off in 2017
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This guide aims to give practitioners the insights they need as they evaluate the challenges and opportunities in faster payments solutions.


Orchestrating a Mind Shift: The Transition from Accounting to FP&A

For accountants interested in making the transition to FP&A, many questions remain. This guide looks at how accounting professionals can make the move.

Putting Your Connectivity on Lockdown
Underwritten by Kyriba

Maintaining the security of bank connections is vital for any treasury department. Treasurers move money every day, and if that movement is not secure, there’s no telling whose hands it could end up in.

Capital Structure: Striking the Right Balance
Underwritten by Thomson Reuters

This guide has been designed to support practitioners in achieving the right balance between the use of debt and equity to fund their organizations.

Unlock Growth By Integrating Sustainability
In Collaboration with Marsh & McLennan and Greenbiz

This whitepaper, produced in collaboration with Marsh & McLennan and Greenbiz, reveals three key actions for both sustainability leaders and risk and finance leaders to help companies make progress.

How FP&A Can Become a Better Business Partner
Underwritten by Workiva

FP&A is increasingly recognized as a true business partner. This guide examines each of the building blocks FP&A needs to construct a strong business partnership.

Guide to Treasury Technology
Underwritten by Bloomberg

This guide will help you navigate the treasury technology environment and identify the most cost-efficient solution for your organization.

In-House Banking: Is it Right for Your Treasury Function?
Underwritten by Thomson Reuters

This guide is intended to be a back office look at in-house banking, providing a glimpse into what multinational corporate treasury teams do on a daily basis to manage their cash and FX needs around the globe.

TMS Buyer's Guide

In the 2017 AFP Guide to Treasury Management Systems, corporate practitioners receive a closer look at treasury technology today. The new TMS Guide will help practitioners answer that question by giving them a glimpse into the latest technologies and trends.

FX Risk Management in a New Era of Volatility
Underwritten by Chatham Financial

This guide aims to support treasury practitioners in developing a strategy and policy to manage foreign exchange risk. It explains the various instruments to be used in hedging.

AFP Guide to Zero-Based Budgeting 2.0

There’s a new brand of zero-based budgeting (ZBB) out there. It’s at once more strategic and more targeted.

Trust, But Verify: How to Stop Business Email Compromise Attacks
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This guide will examine the basic steps companies can take today to minimize—if never completely eliminate—cyberthreats.

How Treasury Can Ease The KYC Burden
Underwritten by Thomson Reuters

We can’t make KYC just magically go away—but we may be able to help you make the process more manageable.

Global Interconnectivity Issue 4: Setting a Global Payments Strategy
Underwritten by J.P. Morgan

This guide examines how to set a global payments strategy and recognizes that companies are at different stages of centralization.

Payback: Securing Your Payment Channels
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

Incidents of payments fraud are escalating at an alarming rate as fraudsters continue to outpace technology developers and law enforcement. 

Executive Perspectives on Reassessing Your Investment Policy

Despite having years to prepare, many treasury departments still do not have a handle on how their investment policies will change come October 2016, when money market fund (MMF) reforms finally kick in.

Global Interconnectivity Issue 3: Communications in a Global Treasury
CTC Series on Global Interconnectivity

This guide focuses on the communications needed to make global treasury structures work as efficiently as possible.

Issue 2: Netting, Pooling & In-House Banking
CTC Series on Global Interconnectivity

Netting and cash pooling techniques have changed over recent years as banks have altered their propositions, regulations have been liberalized, and technology has enhanced the benefits of these approaches.

Global Interconnectivity Issue 1: Centralization of Treasury in a Global Context
CTC Series on Global Interconnectivity

In today’s global economy, multinationals have greater opportunities than ever before to expand into new territories and continents in order to seek growth.

CTC Guide to Effective Compliance With Global Regulations
Supported by Thomson Reuters

One of the biggest challenges facing corporate treasurers is how to respond to the mass of proposed and new regulations around the world

CTC Guide to Cybersecurity
Supported by Marsh & McLennan Companies

Seemingly every day there is a new report of a high-profile security breach at a major national or multinational corporation.

CTC Guide to Leading ERM
Sponsored by Reval

More and more treasury professionals are playing a more strategic role in their organizations today than they were five years ago; however, only 25 percent report that their view of the organization is now more holistic.

CTC Guide to Entering New Emerging Markets

This guide focuses on the scenario where the requirement is to establish treasury operations in a new emerging market.

CTC Guide to Risk In The Supply Chain
Sponsored by Reval

In this guide, we explore some of the ways treasurers can use their skills and insights to support strategic management of risk in the supply chain.

CTC Guide to Attracting & Retaining Talent
Sponsored by Reval

Finding and developing talent is a challenge for all finance organizations.

CTC Guide to RMB
Sponsored by Standard Chartered

The Chinese government’s 12th five-year plan calls for continued liberalization of the renminbi (RMB), with the eventual relaxation of the capital account.

CTC Guide to ERM
Sponsored by PwC

This is not the typical Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) guide. Instead it focuses on the experiences of five companies and their ERM programs.

CTC Guide to Corporate Insurance

The corporate insurance market is going through a profound transformation. The costs of premiums are rising, reflecting trends in the insurance market.

CTC Guide to Treasury Technology

The Cloud and emerging ERP functionality are reshaping the treasury technology landscape. It’s an important time for treasurers to survey the emerging landscape so they can make long-term decisions about systems investments.

CTC Guide to Global Treasury Structures

Treasury is facing increased pressure to support global business as companies look for growth outside the US and Europe. This guide will explore how treasury is restruct

CTC Guide to FX

Foreign exchange risk is not a new issue for today's organizations.

CTC Guide to EBAM

Bank account management has not changed in decades. It almost always requires a wet signature, reams of paperwork and a tedious manual process

CTC Guide to Counterparty Risk Management

Counterparty credit risk is an issue of growing concern among Boards, senior management and now treasurers.

CTC Guide to Treasury Metrics

Treasury metrics are hard to find. Only 50% of companies measure their treasury's performance according to AFP research.

CTC Guide to Capital Structure

The science and the art of constructing the right capital structure and the role treasurers play in optimizing their companies' use of capital to support corporate strategy and maximize value.

AFP Guide to Big Data

The use of big data in finance is not a question of whether but of when. Discover how Providence Health & Services and Payless ShoesSource are adopting big data strategies to help support smarter business decisions

AFP Guide to Driver-Based Modeling

Driver-based modeling links business drivers to financial outcomes, allowing FP&A teams to come up with more accurate forecasts and drive better decisions.

AFP Guide to Addressing the FP&A Talent Gap

FP&A chiefs are facing a gap between the talents they need to move finance to it's next level and what they seem to find in the market place.

AFP Guide to Implementing a Rolling Forecast

The world moves faster and the economy has become less predictable. In such an environment, companies are realizing that traditional fiscal year-end forecasts have become less useful.

AFP Guide to Improving Analytics

Analytics tools for FP&A professionals are more precise than ever.

AFP Guide to Shortening the Budget Cycle
Sponsored by Workiva

The traditional budgeting process is losing traction. Companies realize that a 12-month budget does not mesh with today’s dynamic environment.

AFP Guide to Data Visualization
Sponsored by Workiva

Marketing and sales departments have typically made mare use of data visualization than have FP&A teams, but that's beginning to change.

AFP Guide to FP&A Organizational Structures
Sponsored by Workiva

This guide explores the various approaches to an FP&A organizational structure.

AFP Guide to Demystifying Risk-Adjusted Forecasting
Sponsored by Workiva

By incorporating a wide range of assumptions, risk-adjusted forecasting can provide companies with a greater understanding of potential risks and mitigation strategies.

AFP Guide to Making Capital Allocation Decisions

With companies sitting on vast reserves of cash, capital allocation decisions will have a big impact on individual company performances in particular and on economic growth more broadly.

AFP Guide to FP&A Systems

This FP&A guide explores the trends that are driving system development and emerging software capabilities, from cloud computing to mobile access.

Business Continuity Planning: Why Treasury Needs a Plan B
Underwritten by Kyriba

Disaster can strike at any time. In today’s ever-changing world, extreme weather, power outages, cyber events and other incidents can severely disrupt operations.

Business Email Compromise Scams

Business email compromise (BEC) scams are among the top fraud threats to corporate treasury and finance, as both the frequency of attempts and the total dollar amounts stolen have increased dramatically in recent months.

Best Practices in Cash Forecasting

Companies are relying on multiple sources to help put together their cash forecast and are facing new challenges

Insights and Best Practices, Vol. 1
Underwritten by KeyBank

In this comprehensive guide, AFP has compiled the case studies, best practices and practitioner insights from the past six Treasury in Practice installments.

Key Regulations That Impact Treasury Operations
Underwritten by KeyBank

Over the past couple of years, treasury has been facing a virtual onslaught of new federal regulations affecting everything from liquidity to risk to bank account and relationship management. How are you preparing?

Becoming Check-Free: How Treasury Can Move to E-Payments
Underwritten by KeyBank

Pressured by the need to reduce cost and maximize working capital, more companies are embracing electronic payments. Discover the practical implications, challenges, and benefits of making the shift away from paper.

How to Conduct a Successful RFP for Banking Services
Underwritten by KeyBank

Conducting a request for proposal (RFP) for banking services is one of the most time-consuming tasks treasury teams face.

Treasury's Role in Mergers & Acquisitions
Underwritten by KeyBank

This guide identifies key insights for treasurers to discharge effectively their critical role in the M&A process. Whether the goal is to increase product distribution, consolidate operations, or enter new markets, Treasury is well positioned to drive success.

Bank Account Reconciliation Best Practices
Underwritten by KeyBank

It’s easier than ever for companies to automatically match their cash accounts to bank records.

Improving Bank Account Management: Best Practices
Underwritten by KeyBank

Without first creating a rationalized account structure, treasury cannot do an effective job of administrating the accounts and keeping track of all relevant account information.

An Opportunity to Shine: Improving Bank Fee Analysis

Bank fee analysis may not be the sexiest aspect of treasury management, but it’s a critical part of the process and often has a very high ROI, especially at the outset.

Assessing Today's Regulatory Reality

In this guide, we evaluate six regulations: the Dodd-Frank End User Exemption (and its EU equivalent, EMIR), Basel III, FATCA and FBAR, SEPA, the proposed EU Financial Transactions Tax, and Money Market Reform in the USA and the EU.

AFP Guide to Global Short-Term Borrowing

This guide is designed to give the reader the tools to develop a short-term borrowing strategy. As with any financial decision, there are a number of risks which need to be managed as part of the wider strategy.

AFP Guide to Global Visibility of Cash

Gaining greater visibility of cash is becoming ever more important for international treasury practitioners.

AFP Guide to Short-term Investment Strategies to Manage Financial Risk

Today’s strategic treasurers understand that all short-term investment decisions are fundamentally about managing risk. In every case, the cash to be invested over the short term must be placed somewhere.

AFP Guide to Mobilizing Global Cash

In today’s volatile and dynamic market environment, global treasury operations are consistently being challenged with optimizing liquidity.

AFP Guide to Strategic Global Cash Position Forecasting

There are many organizations which need to develop a global cash position.

AFP Guide to Creating a Payables Strategy (Part 2)

This guide offers a more advanced view of payments types, especially electronic payments, straight-through processing (STP), industry leaders and facilitators, all while advising companies to “future-proof” their strategy.

AFP Guide to Creating a Payables Strategy (Part 1)

This guide outlines the rationale for developing a comprehensive payments strategy.

AFP Guide to Utilizing a Payments Factory

This guide describes options for organizing payments functions, explains nuances of the various concepts related to payment factories and shared service centers (SSC), and provides guidelines for implementing successful payment factory programs.

AFP Guide to Implementing a P-Card Program

This guide explains the evolution of purchasing card (p-card) use, reveals the benefits of p-cards for companies, and illustrates best practices for implementing successful p-card programs. It also provides insight and tips from p-card practitioners.

AFP Guide to Optimizing Your Relationship with Your Acquiring Partner

This guide focuses on strategies for managing payment acceptance costs and negotiating with merchant account providers.

AFP Guide to Business Commerce Portals

Second in the AFP Payments Decision Guide Series, this guide on Business Commerce Payments Portals addresses the various portal models and the potential benefits for companies.

AFP Guide to Payroll Card Programs

Learn to better manage your role in justifying and deploying new or updated programs at your company. Topic areas include setting goals, determining project scope, making the business case, and establishing program features and requirements vendor selection.

Negotiating and Complying with Credit Agreements
In Collaboration with Hunton & Williams LLP

This guide, produced in collaboration with Hunton & Williams LLP, traces the steps companies take in negotiating their credit facilities and how they prepare for and execute their compliance responsibilities

Executive Perspectives on Protecting Earnings from FX Swings

Foreign exchange (FX) risk poses a challenge for all exporting companies, regardless of size or experience. In today’s tough business environment, U.S. multinationals know this to be all too true.

Executive Perspectives on the 2014 Money Market Funds Reform

Regulatory reform continues to raise questions regarding the fate of treasury investments in money market funds.

Executive Perspectives on the 2013 AFP Liquidity Survey

Find practitioners’ reactions on the survey results addressing managing short-term cash in a volatile regulatory environment, Money Market Funds proposals, and expiration of TAG.

Executive Perspectives on the 2012 AFP Liquidity Survey

A summary of interviews including peer insights and comments on the 2012 AFP Liquidity Survey results.

Executive Perspectives on the 2011 AFP Strategic Role of Treasury Survey

A new report from AFP’s Corporate Treasurer’s Council (CTC) reaffirms that treasury is growing in importance within the organization, and is transcending its traditional functions.