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Check Payments: Why 1% Matters
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.

12/20/2016

What Will Treasurers Be Working On in 2017?
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.

12/19/2016

3 Tips for Building an FP&A Dashboard
One tool every FP&A professional swears by is the dashboard, a quick one page capture of key performance indicators.

12/16/2016

Making the Move from Accounting to FP&A
In a new guide, AFP looks at how accounting professionals can make the transition to FP&A.

12/15/2016

Scott Kelly: Hard Work is the Best Part of the Job
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.

12/14/2016

How Molson Coors Improved Its Capex Planning Process
Christine Watkins, vice president, global FP&A and business transformation for Molson Coors, discusses capex planning at her company.

12/14/2016

Time to Put Your Bank Connectivity on Lockdown
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.

12/13/2016

Keys to Managing Rating Agency Relationships
From a corporate treasurer’s perspective, building good relationships with rating agencies is a long-term, time-intensive process.

12/12/2016

Will Predictive Analytics Revolutionize E-Payments?
The prediction likely to have a significant impact in 2017 is that predictive analytics could revolutionize electronic payments. Here’s how.

12/12/2016

Making Effective Insurance Payments During a Crisis
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.

12/09/2016

Treasury Professionals in Manufacturing Address FX Risk
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.

12/08/2016

Inside Hyundai Capital America’s Forecasting Model Upgrade
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.

12/08/2016

Synching Financial and Nonfinancial Data
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.

12/07/2016

Submit Your AFP 2017 Proposal Today
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.

12/05/2016

3 Keys to Solving Your Payments & Cash Management Challenges
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.

12/05/2016

Treasury & Finance Execs Must Incorporate Sustainability
Corporate sustainability and social responsibility are no longer just something that sound good. Rather, they’re now front and center in corporate strategy.

12/02/2016

Parking Cash Abroad is Risky. Here’s What Treasurers Can Do.
Leaving cash overseas may expose corporates to a high degree of FX volatility, whether they realize it or not.

12/01/2016

What’s a Smart Contract? And Why Should Treasurers Care?
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.

12/01/2016

BEC Scams: Why They’re Still Working
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?

11/30/2016

Finance as a Business Partner: Contributing to Success
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.

11/29/2016

Time for Companies to Integrate Sustainability
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.

11/28/2016

7 Tips for Building a Successful FP&A/Business Partnership
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.

11/22/2016

2017 Will Be All About Cash Visibility, Treasurers Say
During the Payments International conference in London, it became clear that better visibility into cash positions is high on treasury professionals’ priority lists.

11/21/2016

Experts: Blockchain Has ‘Massive Potential’ for Treasury
At the Payments International conference in London, practitioners suggested that blockchain has the potential to help solve key treasury pain points.

11/21/2016

Treasurers Are Increasingly Interested In Faster Payments
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.

11/17/2016

How Do Treasurers Describe KYC? "I Just Think That This Is Insane."
European treasurers have even less love for Know Your Customer regulations than their American peers.

11/17/2016

One Finance Expert Thinks Blockchain Could Transform Treasury -- But Hurdles Remain
Blockchain technology may be the next logical step for financial transactions, explained financial expert Chris Skinner.

11/16/2016

FP&A’s Role in Strategic and Long-Range Planning -- They Aren't Synonymous, Finance Execs Say
Are strategic planning and long-range planning one and the same? Not at all, finance executives agree.

11/16/2016

Treasurers' Top Concerns for 2017 Include Payments, Technology and Investing
What concerns treasurers most in the coming year? Some challenges are old and some are new, Andrew Deichler reports.

11/14/2016

Why Business Will Keep Clean Energy Thriving
Regardless of political leanings, the facts are that businesses are adopting clean, renewable energy, explains author Andrew Winston.

11/10/2016

AFPAware Volunteers Work to Help Needy Families in Orlando
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.

11/10/2016

How to Risk-Adjust Your Forecast
There’s a concept called risk-adjusted forecasting. It’s a way to stress-test the forecast for the major risks facing the company.

11/09/2016

Final 385 Reg Softens Cash Pooling and Intercompany Debt Rules
The final version of Regulation 385 is not as sweeping as the initial proposal, but treasurers and CFOs will face compliance challenges.

11/09/2016

AFP Conversations: What Makes a Great Leader?
In the latest AFP Conversations podcast, Corrie Shanahan, CEO of the Beara Group, discusses the keys to being a great leader.

11/07/2016

Video: Introducing AFP's Emerging Leaders
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.

11/07/2016

Why Treasurers Will Go Beyond Transformation
Everybody talks about treasury transformation and finance transformation. But what’s beyond transformation?

11/07/2016

Why the M&A Upsurge is a Boon for ZBB
A recent uptick in M&A activity, could mean that zero based budgeting (ZBB) has its own moment in the spotlight.

11/04/2016

Financial Professionals, It’s Time to Collaborate
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.

11/03/2016

Faster Payments Dominates Talk in Chicago
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.

11/03/2016

Cybersecurity: Quantifying Value at Risk
Managing cyberrisk is plagued by a fundamental challenge: how to characterize enterprise cyberrisk in a way that lends itself to management action.

11/02/2016

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