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Video: 2017 AFP Payments Fraud & Control Survey Results
Magnus Carlsson, AFP's manager of treasury and payments, discusses the results of the 2017 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey, underwritten by J.P. Morgan.

04/07/2017

The Federal Reserve Offers B2B Firms E-Payments Adoption Assistance
The Federal Reserve’s Business Payments Coalition recently released the third version of its Small Business Payments Toolkit. Available as a free download, it encourages the adoption of electronic B2B payments by small businesses.

04/06/2017

Survey: Record Number of Businesses Hit with Payments Fraud
Nearly three quarters of financial professionals said their companies were victims of payments fraud last year, according to the 2017 AFP Payments Fraud Survey, underwritten by J.P. Morgan.

04/04/2017

AFP Executive Forum: Building a More Strategic Treasury
The AFP Executive Forum, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, will focus on expanding horizons by building a more strategic treasury function.

04/03/2017

What Fortune 100 Companies Can Learn from Mr. Robot
Every data breach is the result of human error. It might have been a minor oversight that appeared innocuous at the time. But ultimately, someone internally did something they weren’t supposed to do.

03/31/2017

Five Gray Swan Events CFOs Need to Watch Out For
Today’s CFOs need to be on the lookout for highly probable gray swans as risk management becomes an integral part of everyday operations.

03/30/2017

Finance Leaders, Ignore Advanced Analytics at Your Peril
During two roundtables in Amsterdam and Brussels, some of the brightest minds in financial planning and analysis (FP&A) met to discuss advanced analytics.

03/29/2017

The Treasurer-Turned-Politician: Utah's David Damschen
As Utah State Treasurer, David Damschen, CTP, is responsible for the treasury and cash management functions of the state, investment of public funds including the $11 billion Public Treasurers’ Investment Fund.

03/28/2017

Six Key Numbers Every Treasurer Should Know
Some numbers are more important than others in fulfilling the treasury mandate. Here are six of the most important ones.

03/27/2017

Video: Is Blockchain Right for Your Organization?
In an interview with the AFP Conversations podcast, Steve Mott, CEO of BetterBuyDesign, talks about blockchain technology and if it is right for every organization.

03/24/2017

Treasury Management Training Opportunities: An Incremental Approach
At every level, AFP has several broad approaches to help treasurers advance in their careers.

03/24/2017

Fintech is Here, and Treasurers Need to Get On Board
At AFP, we’ve taken note of the fintech revolution and have been looking at ways that it is applicable to our members.

03/23/2017

3 Ways to Separate Fraudulent Transactions from False Positives
During a panel session at MRC Vegas, experts addressed a key pain point for e-commerce merchants—payment declines for legitimate transactions.

03/22/2017

AFP 2017 Preview: Treasury Tech Takes Center Stage
AFP 2017 Task Force members sorted through a multitude of session submissions to find the ones that would be the best fit for the treasury management track.

03/21/2017

AFP, CCMC Address Issues Impacting Finance Professionals
AFP has developed a strategic relationship with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) to better advocate for legislative and regulatory issues impacting the finance profession.

03/21/2017

Fraud by Region: Knowing What to Look For and Where
Payments fraud follows patterns. But one area that tends to get overlooked is how fraud can vary by geographical region.

03/16/2017

The Congressional Blockchain Caucus Wants to Empower the Technology
Until recently, Congress paid little attention to blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. That all changed when Reps. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) launched the Congressional Blockchain Caucus in February.

03/16/2017

Blockchain Use Cases: What Does It Mean for Your Business?
Many treasury and finance executives have trouble understanding how blockchain is applicable to them. Attendees of MRC Vegas received some insights.

03/16/2017

Ex-Payments Fraudster Frank Abagnale on the Art of the Steal
While Frank Abagnale’s criminal specialty was check fraud, in recent years, he’s become quite the expert in more advanced fraud methods.

03/15/2017

Deposit Ratings: Why Treasurers Need to Use Them
Deposit ratings are the latest instrument in rating agencies’ toolkit. They can be particularly useful for corporate treasurers, because they give you a better view of how vulnerable your bank deposits are.

03/15/2017

When It Comes to Snow Forecasts and FP&A, Two Approaches Are Better Than One
Forecasting with precision is hard, and we can get caught in a trap of pursuing the one true, right answer when we cannot deliver that perfect forecast. Instead, we should focus on preparing our ourselves with a range of options and quick reactions to a fluid situation.

03/14/2017

AFP’s Jim Kaitz to Speak on the Changing Role of Finance
AFP President and CEO Jim Kaitz will be making the rounds this month and next, speaking at three different conferences on the changing role of the finance team.

03/14/2017

Same Day ACH Uptake is Strong Among Corporates
NACHA's Michael Herd discusses the progress of Same Day ACH and, of course, why treasury and finance professionals should take advantage of it.

03/13/2017

Structured Data Vs. Unstructured Data for FP&A and Treasury, Part 2
Big data, digital transformation, agile development. There are lots of words to describe the how our personal and professional lives are awash in data and how we manage it. We need to know both what this means, and what it means for us in our role in finance.

03/13/2017

Analysis: Solid U.S. Growth By the End of 2017
The outlook for U.S. economic growth is somewhat mixed. Solid growth is expected by the end of 2017, with especially strong growth in the second half of 2018.

03/10/2017

Slime Is Trending. Here’s Why FP&A Should Pay Attention.
Slime is big with the kids these days -- and FP&A can take a lesson or two from it.

03/09/2017

Dirty Work: Mike Rowe to Keynote AFP 2017
Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs, leads the all-star lineup for AFP 2017. Housing for the conference opens on March 9.

03/07/2017

Structured Data Vs. Unstructured Data for FP&A and Treasury
Structured data versus unstructured data: What's the difference?

03/06/2017

Video: Today's Top Cyber Threats
In an interview at the recent Blockchain for Wall Street conference, Chris Finan, CEO and co-founder of blockchain startup Manifold Technology and former White House Cybersecurity Director, discusses today's top security threats.

03/03/2017

Business Partnering: A Key Challenge for FP&A
The latest FP&A Board roundtable centered on the reasons why business partnering continues to prove such an obstacle for FP&A professionals.

03/02/2017

Blockchain Use Cases: Trade Finance & KYC
Sandeep Kumar, Managing Director of Capital Markets at Synechron, discusses corporate use cases for blockchain technology, such as trade finance and know-your-customer (KYC) compliance.

03/01/2017

For Treasurers, Fintech Means Practical Solutions
At the end of the day, the technology treasurers invest in has to be practical; it has to solve specific needs, regardless of whether it's flashy and cool.

02/28/2017

Video: Is Blockchain Truly Unhackable?
Dan Robinson, Product Architect for Chain, weighs in on security weaknesses and strengths in blockchain technology.

02/28/2017

FP&A: The Future of Finance
In a recent AFP Conversations podcast, Anne-Marie Rice, director EMEA at AFP, discussed trends in FP&A, which she sees as the future of the finance function.

02/27/2017

4 FP&A Challenges to Effective Risk-Based Decision-Making
Everyone needs to take the right amount of risk, and that implies driving risk-based decision-making into all levels of activity in your organization.

02/24/2017

BEC Scams: 6 Tips to Help Treasurers Prevent Them
Greg Litster, president of SAFEChecks, provides some tips to help treasury and finance professionals thwart business email compromise (BEC) scams.

02/23/2017

Hat Trick: Daniel Tolensky on Finance, Analytics & Hockey
Daniel Tolensky, CFO of Arrivals + Departures and Karma Gaming, discusses his roles in both organizations. He also explains on how his finance background helps in his other role at sports agency The Will Sports Crew.

02/22/2017

The 5 Key Principles of Nonverbal Communication
As you begin to hone your skills in picking up on nonverbal cues, it is important to keep five key principles in mind.

02/21/2017

Switching From Accounting to FP&A: Point A to Point B
Clearly, there are a lot of valuable skills accounting professionals can bring to the FP&A role. But there’s also a lot they must learn.

02/21/2017

Blockchain: Permissioned vs. Permissionless Ledgers
Chris Finan, CEO and co-founder of blockchain startup Manifold Technology, discusses the security of permissioned versus permissionless ledgers.

02/17/2017

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