FP&A is in the people business. The job requires aligning the sources and uses of capital around the company for maximum benefit, which means FP&A must be in constant contact with all parts of the business to understand how they support the company strategy, what their needs are, and how they can support their efforts.
What’s an application programming interface (API), and why should treasury professionals care?
AFP's Magnus Carlsson discusses the new AFP Payments Guide on checks. Checks still make up 51% of B2B transactions in the United States.
For FP&A, integrated business planning offers the opportunity to avoid Digital Darwinism.
The 2017 AFP Executive Institute, sponsored by PNC Bank, will focus on helping treasury and finance executives create a roadmap for the future.
AFP never has, or will, sell your email address or phone number to anyone under any circumstances.
While much of the talk around blockchain continues to center on payments, it actually has the potential to disrupt a multitude of areas.
Given that ISO 20022 allows significantly more data to be transmitted along with payments, it may be the key to businesses finally letting go of checks.
FP&A needs to get out from behind the desk and spend time with business partners.
The 2017 AFP Liquidity Survey found that organizations have no plans to put invest in prime money funds, following the 2016 reforms. But could that change sometime soon?
NACHA is asking treasury professionals to weigh in on a timely topic—security requirements to protect ACH-related information.
One common function for FP&A is to evaluate business cases to determine which will receive a green light to proceed. In doing this, we should be aware of various biases, including the gambler’s fallacy.
Case interviews can be a useful tool to evaluate FP&A job candidates’ aptitude and approach to situations that they may face.
Corporate treasury and finance professionals received some relief last week in the form of a one-year delay for the Section 385 documentation requirements.
Finance executives said they planned to accumulate corporate cash reserves in the second quarter of 2017—and they did so, but at a greater rate than planned, according to the AFP July 2017 Corporate Cash Indicators®.
Faced with limited staff and resources, global development organizations (GDOs) must deliver treasury solutions in some of the most difficult contexts.
If you are not using a XaaS at work yet, you will be.
When Kayla Davis started as Director of FP&A at ABM two years ago, she quickly realized that disparate systems and financial planning methods used in the finance department would be a hindrance to change. Connecting those processes so data could be easily shared and worked with was a clear necessity.
In a new guide, underwritten by Kyriba, AFP takes a deep dive into fintech and how it relates specifically to corporate treasury practitioners.
Turn your planning capability into an enterprise strength with AFP’s latest FP&A Guide, underwritten by Anaplan.
The Federal Reserve Faster Payments Task Force has released the second part of its final report on achieving faster payments in the United States by 2020.
My inbox is overflowing with planning software vendors who want me to attend their webinars and demo their products. Reading through the marketing literature I find myself wondering whether everyone is using some of the basic FP&A terms consistently, so I decided to refresh my memory.
The Federal Reserve Faster Payments Task Force is set to release the second part of its final report on achieving faster payments in the United States.
The AFP FP&A Maturity Model is organized in four domains: business process, organization/people/skills, technology and data. This month we are examining the business process domain.
This October in San Diego, AFP 2017 will present perhaps the most impressive lineup of FP&A sessions yet.
When perhaps the top check fraud expert in the world says that he’s surprised that it’s still a major problem, there has to be a disconnect somewhere.
Tom Hunt, CTP, Director Treasury Services, AFP, discusses the three trends observed in the 2017 AFP Liquidity Survey, underwritten by State Street Global Advisors.
How does one evaluate a treasurer or cash manager? These four questions and explanations should help you assess their effectiveness.
Enterprises everywhere are shaking up how their employees work, but the trends are contradictory.
In 2015, media giant Gannett spun off into two companies. This article explores the spinoff from the vantage points of three FP&A leaders across both organizations.
NACHA is requesting comment from corporate end-users on new approaches for additional account information security.
The 2017 AFP Liquidity Survey, underwritten by State Street Global Advisors, found that 41 percent of organizations have no plans to consider investing in prime funds.
Speed is at least half of the equation when it comes to corporate agility, and yet is seemingly underrated in its effect on corporate decision-making.
How long does it take to convert buying interest from a customer (measured as when your company creates a price quote) into cash in the door? This question underlies the quote-to-cash metric.
Though they may be the road less traveled, money market deposit accounts have largely supplanted money market funds, at least for the time being.
With all the hype around fintech, it is important to stay focused and realize that fintech development should be aimed at making real issues better for the end-user.
As the strategic importance of FP&A increases within organizations, so does the need for the right talent.
Payments analytics tools can provide powerful insights that can help reduce interchange and acquiring costs.
A new guide, underwritten by MUFG Union Bank, examines why so many corporates still use checks, despite being the payment method most susceptible to fraud.
CTP, CCM and FP&A holders looking to earn some recertification credits should head on over to AFP’s CE Quiz page.