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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.

05/20/2014

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

04/22/2014

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.

04/21/2014

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.

04/01/2014

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

03/14/2014

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

03/04/2014

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.

02/14/2014

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

02/13/2014

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

02/06/2014

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.

02/04/2014

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.

02/04/2014

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.

02/03/2014

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.

01/20/2014

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?

01/07/2014

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.

01/06/2014

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.

01/02/2014

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.

03/30/2011

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

03/20/2007

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