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AFP Members Unlikely to Move Much Money Out of Prime Funds
How much cash will move out of prime money market funds before October? It's hard to say, but it is unlikely that there will be a large change in balances from prime from our short-term/operating cash investors.

08/09/2016

Today’s Finance Professional Must Be a Jack of All Trades
Why are finance professionals being asked to do more? Because of finance’s connection to business results, it is increasingly seen as strategic business partner.

08/09/2016

Executive Institute: What is Optimal Capital Structure?
At the Executive Institute at the 2016 AFP Annual Conference, experts will provide attendees with insights into how they can obtain an optimal capital structure.

08/08/2016

Want Great Training ROI? Take Them to AFP Annual, One Exec Says
Considering sending your team to AFP Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, this October? Anthony Scaglione, CTP, EVP and CFO of ABM Industries, already has signed up several members of his team. That’s because he believes AFP Annual is a great investment on training and education.

08/08/2016

What Will it Take for ISO 20022 to Gain Traction?
ISO 20022 appears to be the gateway to achieving universal standardization for payments. However, there are currently different versions of it in use all over the world. That’s clearly not a standard.

08/04/2016

5 Reasons Why Treasurers Should Adopt Multilateral Netting
Treasurers are constantly seeking new ways to improve operations and streamline workflows. One of the most effective solutions, multilateral netting, actually is an ageless classic that can add real economic value.

08/04/2016

Reg 385: Is a Cash Pooling Carve-Out Coming to the Rescue?
Many treasurers are breathing a collective sigh of relief with the news that the Treasury Department is working to carve out cash pooling arrangements from its proposed changes to section 385 of the Internal Revenue Code.

08/03/2016

4 Ways Finance Execs Can Attract and Hire Millennials
While finance may not be as alluring as some marketing and design jobs, it has a lot going for it. But in order to attract millennials, the function may need to engage in an image makeover.

08/02/2016

Journalist David Gregory: Trump Makes 2016 ‘Most Unique’ Campaign
It’s not easy moderating a panel of high-powered global thinkers and leaders. But that’s the task at hand for David Gregory, author, ex-White House political correspondent and former host of Meet the Press. Gregory will moderate the Sunday keynote session at the AFP Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., on October 23.

08/02/2016

Could Going Cashless Make Life Easier for Retail Treasurers?
Sweetgreen has gone cashless at some of its locations. If the move is successful, more retailers could follow suit, potentially making life easier for their treasury groups.

08/01/2016

Under the Spotlight: Establishing Treasury KPIs
Treasury should not only be measured by looking at P&L statements or balance sheet figures. The best way to measure treasury’s day-to-day activities is by using key performance indicators (KPIs).

07/29/2016

The Question for Finance: How Do You Measure What Matters?
AFP recently interviewed Ron Dimon, a director with Deloitte and an expert on enterprise performance management. Dimon and FP&A Manager Bradley Page of Archer Daniels Midland will lead a session about EPM and value mapping at AFP Annual Conference.

07/28/2016

Video: U.S. Businesses Are Hoarding Cash at a Quicker Pace
Mariam Lamech, director, survey research for AFP, discusses the results of the July 2016 AFP Corporate Cash Indicators® (AFP CCI). The latest results show American businesses hoarding cash at a far quicker pace than previous quarters.

07/28/2016

Brexit Foments FX Frustrations for Nonprofit Treasurers
The impact of the Brexit vote in the U.K. continues to roil treasury. This time, treasury professionals feeling the pain work for non-governmental organizations, or NGOs.

07/27/2016

FP&A… and C: Why Communication is Crucial for Finance
As the role of financial planning and analysis (FP&A) expands, and the importance of soft skills rises, there should be some official recognition that technical skills only go so far. If executives cannot tell their story and influence decisions, they are not doing their jobs.

07/26/2016

Study: Brexit, Tepid Economy Lead Companies to Hoard Cash
Concerned about Brexit and a tepid economy, American companies in the second quarter of 2016 returned to accumulating cash at a fast pace, according to the AFP Corporate Cash Indicators® (AFP CCI).

07/25/2016

Data Visualization: A Discussion with David McCandless
AFP recently spoke with data journalist David McCandless, who will speak about data visualization at its Annual Conference in October, from his home in London.

07/25/2016

Zero-Based Budgeting: Don’t Take the Big-Bang Approach
Zero-based budgeting is making a comeback, and it doesn't require a big-bang implementation. Many companies are getting great results by doing the exact opposite.

07/22/2016

Same-Day ACH Warning: Check Your EEDs to Avoid Surprise Fees
Large ACH originators could be hit with unintended fees once same-day ACH starts September 23.

07/21/2016

Video: Highlights of the IRS Hearing on 385 Regs
Tom Hunt, CTP, AFP's Director of Treasury Services, weighs in on the key themes discussed at a July 14, 2016 hearing on proposed changes to section 385 of Internal Revenue Code.

07/20/2016

FP&A for Nonprofits: Making Investment Decisions
The role of financial planning and analysis (FP&A) in for- and not-for-profit organizations is increasingly similar: It needs to help management make smart decisions about how to make investments and cut costs.

07/20/2016

Video: Executive Institute Looks at Capital Structure, Risk
Craig Martin, Executive Director of AFP's Corporate Treasurers Council, provides a preview of the Executive Institute at the 2016 AFP Annual Conference, Oct. 23-26 in Orlando, Florida.

07/19/2016

Learn Zero-Based Budgeting 2.0 with New FP&A Guide
There’s a new brand of zero-based budgeting (ZBB) out there. This new version is more strategic and more targeted than Version 1.0.

07/19/2016

Treasury’s Expertise: Mandatory for an IPO
In 2015, data flash storage company Pure Storage went public. The finance team realized it needed the expertise that comes with a treasury function.

07/18/2016

CTP Exam Tips: Danger in the Decimals
Simply put, too many decimals can yield the wrong answer on the CTP exam.

07/18/2016

IRS Hearing on 385 Regs: Four Key Themes
The IRS received considerable pushback against the proposed changes to section 385 of the Internal Revenue Code during a public hearing.

07/15/2016

FP&A Roundtable: 6 Key Skills Practitioners Must Possess
During an AFP roundtable in Boston sponsored by Peloton, attendees discussed the skills FP&A practitioners need to have in order to become strategic partners to the business.

07/15/2016

Ex-Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman on Being a Trusted Advisor
AFP recently interviewed Ret. Gen. Martin Dempsey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff he was the senior officer in the Armed Forces and the military advisor to the secretary of defense and to the President.

07/14/2016

Video: Results of the 2016 AFP Liquidity Survey
Tom Hunt, CTP, Director of Treasury Services for AFP, discusses the results of the 2016 AFP Liquidity Survey, underwritten by State Street Global Advisors (SSGA).

07/14/2016

Reg 385 Offers Only Two Endings for Treasury: Bad or Worse
While there are many regulations treasurers need to pay attention to, the Treasury Department’s proposed changes to Internal Revenue Code section 385 have the potential to significantly impact treasury departments at large.

07/13/2016

AFP Survey: Treasury Professionals Value Bank Relationships
According to the 2016 AFP Liquidity Survey, underwritten by State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), 90 percent of treasury and finance professionals cite their overall relationship with their bank as an important determinant when choosing a bank in which to invest their short-term cash.

07/12/2016

Canadian Dollar: Friend or Foe?
Because of the weak Canadian dollar, many companies on both sides of the border are experiencing volatility in their costs, revenues and net income. How should companies manage these risks?

07/12/2016

SWIFT Enlists Cybersecurity Firms as Hacks Continue
SWIFT is teaming up with BAE Systems and Fox-IT to investigate recent cyberattacks on its customers. The news follows reports that hackers hit another bank and transferred funds across the SWIFT network.

07/11/2016

Payments Are Catching Technology -- And Treasury Benefits
A fundamental shift within the payments industry, driven by the financial crisis and the rise of fintech, should be music to the ears of corporate treasury professionals.

07/11/2016

The Finance Team of the Future: 4 Management Challenges
Many newcomers to finance will come from the millennial generation. It’s therefore incumbent upon senior finance executives to learn how to attract and best manage this younger workforce.

07/08/2016

AFP Comment: Reg 385 Would ‘Cripple’ MNC Treasury Management
AFP sent a comment letter to the Internal Revenue Service in response to proposed changes to Section 385.

07/07/2016

Six Principles for Running a Successful Treasury Group
What does it take to run a successful treasury department? Here are some basic principles that can be used to enhance the impact treasury has inside and outside of the organization.

07/06/2016

Different Breed: Finance Recruiters’ View of Millennials
Recruiters get a bird’s-eye view of the interaction between millennials and finance hiring managers. They see what companies are asking for and what millennials bring to the table.

07/06/2016

Corporates Assess Reg 385’s Impact as Deadline Approaches
The comment deadline for the Treasury Department’s proposed revision of Internal Revenue Code section 385 is fast approaching. Yet few companies are actually preparing for what will likely be a massive change to how they fund themselves.

07/06/2016

7 Ways FP&A Can Help Their Firm Prepare for the Brexit
How can FP&A help their organization prepare for the uncertainty that ensued in the aftermath of the vote?

07/05/2016

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