4 Steps for Hiring the Right Financial Professional
Talent management specialists provide four steps treasury and finance leaders must follow if they want to hire the right staff members.


Six FP&A Lessons to Learn from Walgreens’ Forecasting Woes
Gain insights from finance professionals on lessons learned from Walgreens' $1 billion forecasting error, offering valuable perspectives on financial forecasting.


Amid Ukraine Escalation, More Woes for Treasury and Finance
Escalating Ukraine tensions create challenges for multinational treasury and finance operations.


Bank Account Reconciliation Easier than Ever, Says New AFP Guide
Discover best practices for bank account reconciliation, ensuring accuracy and fraud prevention in treasury operations.


Financial Modeling: Painting the Future
Financial modeling requires precision calculations and appropriate subjectivity for effective decision-making.


Leadership in Treasury: Gavin Waugh, Treasurer, Wendy’s
Gavin Waugh, the treasurer of Wendy's, tells how he achieved his career goal, and how he keeps his team motivated.


Case Study: Vanguard’s SWIFT Implementation
Vanguard improves payments processes and risk management through treasury workstation implementation.


Case Study: Improving the Collections Process
Greg Baldwin, Deputy Treasurer for Johnson County, Kansas, tells how his office streamlined its collections process.


AFP Releases New Guide on FP&A Organizational Structures
The AFP Guide to FP&A Organizational Structures: Trends & Best Practices, sponsored by Wdesk, explores the various approaches to an FP&A organizational structure. The guide provides an overview of different companies’ approaches and emerging trends, delves into the pros and cons of each approach, and offers a list of best practices.


19 Actionable Spreadsheet Tips for FP&A Professionals
Enhance your spreadsheet skills with 19 actionable tips for faster and better financial analysis in FP&A.


Where Should Treasurers Store Bank Account Data?
Recently on AFP’s discussion list, corporate treasury and finance professionals discussed where they store bank account data.


BI & Analytics: Key Tools for FP&A Professionals
The role of FP&A professionals involves planning, budgeting, analysis, and decision support, with modern BI and analytics representing the next generation of tools.


How Sun Chemical’s In-House Bank Mitigates FX Volatility
When Sun Chemical revamped its treasury group, integrating an in-house cash bank with its long-time notional pool was a key component, helping to manage FX exposures.


AFP Survey: Treasurers’ Strategic Role Continues to Grow
Corporate boards focus on liquidity and risk exposures, elevating the strategic role of treasurers according to an AFP survey.


Unified Field Theory: Making the Case for FP&A Standards
AFP's whitepaper emphasizes the need for FP&A standards to improve decision-making.


Treasury Best Practices: Improving Bank Account Management
Without streamlining its roster of banks, treasury cannot do an effective job of administrating accounts and keeping track of all relevant account information. That’s the key takeaway from the second installment of AFP’s Treasury in Practice series, Improving Bank Account Management: Best Practices, underwritten by KeyBank.


AFP Fraudwatch: 3 Million Cards Hacked in Michaels Breach
Michaels Stores reports security breaches affecting millions of customer cards.


Bank Fee Analysis: Hard Work but Worth the Effort
Bank fee analysis saves thousands/millions. Mundane but sought-after task in treasury. Done right, it cuts annual bank service costs significantly.


Case Study: Becoming a Finance Business Partner
In 2011, Maersk Drilling USA's finance team designed a specific strategy on how they could become the business partners they needed to be to add value to the bottom line. The team also made it a point to execute the strategy without adding more resources.


Defining Your Enterprise Payment Strategy
Working capital management and enterprise payment strategy play vital roles in maximizing cash flow and avoiding cash crunch.


The Treasury Career Path
Regulatory challenges have elevated the role of treasury professionals in businesses post-financial crisis.


AFP Releases New FP&A Guide on Capital Allocation Decisions
AFP releases a guide exploring capital cost calculations and the role of FP&A professionals in partnering with senior management to make capital allocation decisions.


Best Practices for Check Language
Recently on AFP’s discussion list corporate treasury and finance professionals discussed best practices for check language.


Leadership in Treasury: John Tus, Treasurer of Honeywell
A candid conversation about leadership and management with John Tus, treasurer of Honeywell International.


Preparing for the FP&A Exam: Hands-On Experience Is a Must
Think you can take the examination to be a Certified Corporate FP&A professional without using spreadsheets? Think again.


FP&A Club Update: One Year Later
Learn about the progress and future of the FP&A Club, a London-based club for financial planning and analysis professionals.


AFP Reg Report: 2014 Begins with a Flurry of Activity
Recent regulatory developments relevant to treasury and finance professionals are reviewed in the AFP Reg Report. In this issue: monetary policy, payments risk, ACH, borrowing costs, swap data recordkeeping, EMIR, corporate lending, money-market fund reform, FBAR, corporate tax reform, and data security.


AFP Fraudwatch: Further Details on Massive Retail Breach Emerge
Stay updated on major data breaches, such as the Target breach, and the evolving landscape of cyber threats.


Checking Out of the Comfort Zone and into E-Payments
The 2013 AFP Electronic Payments Survey, underwritten by J.P. Morgan, reveals that 50% of treasury professionals still use checks for B2B payments. What will drive corporates to embrace electronic payments?


AFP Caps Successful Visit to Middle East with FP&A Agreement
AFP CEO Jim Kaitz presents at the Dubai FP&A Club and Middle East CFO Alliance meeting during a trip to Dubai and Saudi Arabia.


Best Practices: Accepting Payment Instructions
Understand the importance of verifying payment instructions received via emailed PDF documents and join the discussion among treasury and finance professionals on authorized signatures.


10 Electronic Payroll Principles to Guide Your Organization
The American Payroll Association, Consumers Union, the Electronic Payroll Coalition, and the National Consumer Law Center have identified and agreed to 10 core principles for the use of reloadable prepaid cards issued to an employee through a financial institution on behalf of an employer.


'Cheque' or 'Check?'
Discover the role of positive pay in check verification and preventing fraudulent transactions.


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