One key data point in the 2016 AFP Electronic Payments Survey that sticks out is how B2B payments by check actually increased slightly from 2013 to 2016.
As 2016 draws to a close, AFP members are turning their attention to the New Year. For the most part, much of practitioners’ attention will be internal, as treasury departments attempt to streamline processes and become more efficient.
One tool every FP&A professional swears by is the dashboard, a quick one page capture of key performance indicators.
In a new guide, AFP looks at how accounting professionals can make the transition to FP&A.
During the closing session of the 2016 AFP Annual Conference in Orlando, astronaut Captain Scott Kelly provided attendees with a glimpse into what it’s truly like to boldly go where very few people have gone before.
Christine Watkins, vice president, global FP&A and business transformation for Molson Coors, discusses capex planning at her company.
With a string of recent hacking incidents, securing bank connectivity has never been more important. AFP's new Treasury in Practice guide, underwritten by Kyriba, defines ways that treasury practitioners can ensure their connections are safe.
From a corporate treasurer’s perspective, building good relationships with rating agencies is a long-term, time-intensive process.
The prediction likely to have a significant impact in 2017 is that predictive analytics could revolutionize electronic payments. Here’s how.
The recent wildfire in Alberta, Canada was one of the most expensive natural disasters in history. Insurance companies faced unique challenges in providing emergency funds to customers.
Treasury and finance professionals in the manufacturing sector weighed in on how recent developments are impacting FX hedging during an Industry Roundtable, sponsored by Fifth Third.
Hyundai Capital America upgraded its cash and liquidity forecasting model to better understand its daily cash requirements, ranging from $50 million to $1.5 billion.
To do its job effectively, FP&A needs to delve into business transaction-level information to understand how changing business drivers affects financial performance and vice versa.
AFP wants you to share your expertise with treasury and finance professionals at AFP 2017 in San Diego. Apply now to lead an educational session.
Despite huge industry advancements, far too many treasury professionals are still struggling to meet the rapidly changing and growing demands of their day-to-day work.
Corporate sustainability and social responsibility are no longer just something that sound good. Rather, they’re now front and center in corporate strategy.
Leaving cash overseas may expose corporates to a high degree of FX volatility, whether they realize it or not.
During a session at the Blockchain for Wall Street conference in New York, experts debated the merit of smart contracts—computer protocols designed to execute contract terms.
BEC scams have been in play pretty regularly now for the past two years, and they’ve been well reported on. So why are people still falling for them?
There is no question that finance has a unique view of the organization, able to quantify and, if effective, qualify how contributing systems intersect and contribute to the body.
The new AFP whitepaper, produced in collaboration with Marsh & McLennan and Greenbiz, reveals key actions for both sustainability leaders and risk and finance leaders to help companies make progress.
FP&A is spending more of its time and effort trying to work closely with the business to find solutions, improve decision-making and drive better results.
During the Payments International conference in London, it became clear that better visibility into cash positions is high on treasury professionals’ priority lists.
At the Payments International conference in London, practitioners suggested that blockchain has the potential to help solve key treasury pain points.
During a session at Payments International, Liz Oakes of McKinsey & Co. echoed sentiments AFP has been hearing in its research—speed is increasingly important to corporate treasurers.
European treasurers have even less love for Know Your Customer regulations than their American peers.
Blockchain technology may be the next logical step for financial transactions, explained financial expert Chris Skinner.
Are strategic planning and long-range planning one and the same? Not at all, finance executives agree.
What concerns treasurers most in the coming year? Some challenges are old and some are new, Andrew Deichler reports.
Regardless of political leanings, the facts are that businesses are adopting clean, renewable energy, explains author Andrew Winston.
Volunteers at AFPAware Community Service Day, sponsored by BBVA Compass, assisted Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and the Central Florida Women's Resource Center.
There’s a concept called risk-adjusted forecasting. It’s a way to stress-test the forecast for the major risks facing the company.
The final version of Regulation 385 is not as sweeping as the initial proposal, but treasurers and CFOs will face compliance challenges.
In the latest AFP Conversations podcast, Corrie Shanahan, CEO of the Beara Group, discusses the keys to being a great leader.
Renee Garin, CTP, FP&A, finance specialist for Talen Energy, discusses the AFP Emerging Leaders initiative, which allows corporate practitioners in the early stages of their careers to prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.
Everybody talks about treasury transformation and finance transformation. But what’s beyond transformation?
A recent uptick in M&A activity, could mean that zero based budgeting (ZBB) has its own moment in the spotlight.
Introducing AFP Collaborate: an online, global community where you and your treasury and finance peers can discuss your biggest challenges in a safe, private space.
Much of the conversation this year at the Chicago Payments Symposium centered on faster payments. This is not surprising, given the various faster payments initiatives that have popped up over the past couple years.
Managing cyberrisk is plagued by a fundamental challenge: how to characterize enterprise cyberrisk in a way that lends itself to management action.