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The FP&A Maturity Model

The purpose of the model is to help organizations develop a baseline for their current FP&A practice, and a roadmap to improve in various areas. AFP will continuously develop actionable resources to help companies improve in each area


After the Fact: How Treasurers Can Respond to Fraud
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

As fraudsters’ schemes continue to evolve, companies’ responses to these threats must also advance. In this new Payments Guide, we will examine the ways that fraud is changing and how treasury departments are responding.


New Generation of API Banking Solutions in Asia
Underwritten by DBS

Since PSD2 came into effect in Europe the concept of Open Banking and API connectivity have been spreading around the world. What implications does this development have in the APAC region? How can API-enabled services and payments initiation capabilities benefit corporates? This guide addresses some of these questions.


Is KYC Technology Resonating with Treasury?

The latest Executive Guide looks at some of the most prominent KYC technology out there and attempts to gauge what it will take for it to truly resonate with treasury professionals.


The New Generation of Third-Party Providers
Underwritten by DBS

One goal of PSD2 is encouraging competition by allowing new players to enter the European Single Market. Who are these new players? What opportunities and risks do they present? How can corporates determine which one to work with? This guide will address these questions.


Integrative Intelligence

Integrative Intelligence is the act of defining work, disseminating it among a collaborative and fluid team, then re-aggregating it to drive decisions. It is a change in the way that work is accomplished in several aspects. Discover the trends that are driving Integrated Intelligence.


APIs: The Search for Ubiquity and Standardization
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This AFP Payments Guide will explore why APIs can and will be so useful for corporate treasury professionals. It will also delve into why API standards are a necessity—and how a number of prominent players in the payments space are working to make them a reality.

 


Leveraging Business Statistics: Use Cases for Finance

The power of statistics is the ability to understand the world and make meaning from the increasing piles of data that accumulate around us.  In this guide, underwritten by Workiva, we asked FP&A and finance professionals to identify the statistical tools that are most overlooked or misused; then, we asked them to explain these tools and how they benefit professionals.


Best Practices in Treasury Connectivity
Underwritten by Kyriba

In this Treasury in Practice Guide, underwritten by Kyriba, we will explore the best practices in treasury connectivity. 


TMS Buyer's Guide

The 2018 AFP Guide to Treasury Management Systems provides corporate practitioners with a closer look at the process of selecting a TMS. This new guide gives you, the treasury professional, a glimpse into the latest technologies and trends, which will help you make the right decision when it comes time to choose a TMS for your organization.


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.


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.


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. 


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.

 


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.


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.


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.


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.


Netting, Pooling & In-House Banking

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.


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 Treasury Metrics

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


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 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.


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.