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FP&A Roundtable: Executing on M&A
During Monday’s AFP 2019 FP&A Roundtable on M&A, there was no discussion of modeling economic benefits and strategic rationale. Instead, four themes came through clearly.

10/22/2019

Rana el Kaliouby: Building AI We Can Trust
Rana el Kaliouby, Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, provided attendees of AFP 2019 with insights on emotional intelligence AI in the MindShift keynote address, sponsored by Capital One Commercial Banking.

10/22/2019

Payments Symposium: Will Real-Time Catch On?
A panel at Sunday’s AFP 2019 Payments Symposium, sponsored by Nacha, looked at the struggle that faster payments have had in the United States and attempted to gauge whether greater adoption is imminent.

10/21/2019

Robin Roberts: Everybody’s Got Something
Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts opened AFP 2019 with a powerful message of perseverance.

10/21/2019

Hyundai Capital America Wins 2019 AFP Pinnacle Award
Hyundai Capital America won the AFP 2019 Pinnacle Grand Prize for excellence in treasury and finance. The Pinnacle Grand Prize is sponsored by MUFG.

10/21/2019

Robotic Process Automation: Ideal for Treasury & Finance
Robotic process automation (RPA) is ideal for treasury and finance, in that it can streamline many repetitive, manual processes.

10/15/2019

Extreme Automation: How to Execute on a Vision of Finance
Introducing a roadmap that provides a way to act upon your view of a digitally enabled finance organization, along the parameters of people, process and technology.

10/11/2019

Why the Use of AI in Banking Will Benefit U.S. Businesses
Thanks to banks increasingly adopting new technologies that make use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, companies' cah flow struggles could soon be a thing of the past.

10/11/2019

Tools & Techniques of a Global Tech Leader
The tools and technologies now available to FP&A allow organizations to spend far more time on value-added activities like strategic business partnering and forecasting.

10/07/2019

Getting Support for a Technology Project
AFP’s new guide on Implementing a Planning System includes ideas on how to vest people in the success of a project.

10/01/2019

RTP Begins to Gain Traction with Treasurers
The arrival of widespread payments settled in real time appears inevitable in the United States, and support of the primary initiative to achieve that goal looks to be snowballing.

10/01/2019

Laying the Groundwork for a Planning System
The new FP&A guide focuses on the planning and reporting system, which is foundational to FP&A’s mission of supporting business decisions.

09/24/2019

Managing Risk Exposures as China Opens Up
Regardless of how the trade war between China and the United States plays out, we can remain confident that China will continue in its journey of opening up.

09/20/2019

8 Steps for Creating a Rolling Forecast
The process for creating a rolling forecast takes practice and sufficient time to complete. By utilizing eight key steps, companies can build rolling forecasts more effectively.

09/20/2019

Effectively Measuring Your FP&A Efforts
How should FP&A organizations measure their effectiveness, and what does an effective measurement system look like for an FP&A team or department?

09/16/2019

Survey: Check Use Drops to a New Low for B2B Payments
Check usage continues to decline for B2B transactions, falling to an all-time low of 42 percent, according to the 2019 AFP Electronic Payments Survey, underwritten by J.P. Morgan.

09/10/2019

#AFPJargonWatch: Citizen Data Scientist
The latest installment of #AFPJargonWatch looks at citizen data scientists.

09/09/2019

Treasurers, Are You Ready for the CCPA?
With the California Consumer Privacy Act’s (CCPA) effective date quickly approaching, companies nationwide have a lot of work ahead of them or they face potentially major disruptions.

08/29/2019

Superforecasting: 3 Key Takeaways
In AFP's first virtual roundtable book review, FP&A practitioners discussed the book, “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction.”

08/27/2019

AFP 2019 Pinnacle Award: Baird, Expedia Group & Hyundai Capital America
Baird, Expedia and Hyundai Capital America are finalists for the AFP 2019 Pinnacle Award. Sponsored by MUFG, the Pinnacle Award was established in 1997 to recognize excellence in treasury and finance.

08/20/2019

3 Elements of a Comprehensive Receivables Risk Assessment
Receivables are the lifeblood of a company. A comprehensive receivables risk assessment is incomplete without three key elements.

08/19/2019

Changing It Up: Key Benefits of Greater TMS Functionality
It may be difficult for treasury to shed old, manual practices in favor of utilizing its TMS to its full potential. But doing so can result in huge benefits.

08/15/2019

SEC Warns Corporates of Libor Transition Risks
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has identified key risks that the looming Libor transition poses to market participants. Corporate treasury and finance professionals should take note.

08/14/2019

Case Study: Dynamic FP&A at Abt Associates
AFP 2019 speaker Mike Powers of Abt Associates Inc., explains why FP&A is the lever that the CFO office has to drive change and help manage the business.

08/13/2019

2019 AFP Liquidity Survey: 3 Key Highlights
Tom Hunt, CTP, Director of Treasury Services at AFP, discusses three key points in the 2019 AFP Liquidity Survey, underwritten by State Street Global Advisors.

08/06/2019

Fed to Develop a Faster Payments Infrastructure
The Federal Reserve is developing a round-the-clock, real-time payment and settlement service to support faster payments efforts in the United States. Dubbed the FedNow℠ Service, it will likely make its debut in 2023 or 2024.

08/06/2019

Finance Professionals, Remember Your Journal Entries
Journal entries represent the foundation of financial statements. Journal entries also represent an understanding of transactions, and transactions are the bridge between the choices people make and the wealth they try to accumulate.

08/06/2019

Fareed Zakaria: Navigating the Forces of Global Disruption
AFP 2019 speaker Fareed Zakaria of CNN Worldwide joined the AFP Conversations podcast to discuss the political risks of today and how they mirror key developments throughout human history.

08/05/2019

Ditch the Spreadsheets: Adopt Modern Business Planning Now
Finance is maturing from a traditionally siloed department of number-crunchers to a strategic and respected adviser to the business. While crunching numbers will always be baked into the role, these two functions are no longer mutually exclusive.

07/31/2019

Uncertain of the Economy, U.S. Firms Amass Cash in 2Q19
During the second quarter of 2019, U.S. companies continued to build cash and short-term investment holdings, according to the AFP Corporate Cash Indicators®, underwritten by BMO.

07/30/2019

Libor Transition: Time to Switch to SOFR?
Jennifer Earyes, CTP, Director of Corporate Development for Navient, explains the pros and cons for corporate treasury departments contemplating moving away from Libor to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR).

07/23/2019

Five Practices of Highly Effective FP&A Teams
Across the board, FP&A teams at leading organizations leverage a common set of practices to provide forward-looking, mature analyses and reporting that truly drive business results.

07/23/2019

Neil Pasricha: 4 Ways Finance Pros Can Be Happy at Work
Treasury and finance professionals have stressful jobs. But AFP 2019 speaker Neil Pasricha believes that anyone can be happy at work.

07/22/2019

Case Study: Oracle Upgrades its FP&A Team
Oracle deployed an elite team of FP&A consultants to work hand-in-hand with the operations, while investing heavily in developing finance talent.

07/17/2019

Case Study: How Shell is Changing FP&A
David Gold of Royal Dutch Shell discusses his organization’s decision to move high-level FP&A analyses to shared service centers.

07/16/2019

Why Treasury Teams Miss Out on Key TMS Functionality
Many treasury professionals miss out on a lot of the functionality that their treasury systems offer because they tend to have a narrow focus during implementation.

07/15/2019

Confronting BEC Scam Evolution
One type of payments fraud that continues to evolve is business email compromise (BEC). Fully 80 percent of organizations experienced these scams in 2018.

07/09/2019

Automation: Critical for Treasury Connectivity
Automation is incredibly important when it comes to achieving optimal treasury connectivity. It cuts down on manual processes greatly, freeing up treasury to add more strategic value to the organization.

07/01/2019

FP&A Business Partnering: Build a Collaborative Relationship
Becoming a better business partner largely depends on the interpersonal and business skills of the FP&A team. Here are three actions FP&A can take to build trust into a collaborative partnership.

06/25/2019

Defining FP&A: How Are We Supposed to Do This Job?
There is a mismatch between formal education and the role of the FP&A professional. As a result, FP&A as a whole has become increasingly difficult to define.

06/25/2019

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