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.
While blockchain has massive potential, it may be necessary to analyze the whole process of potential use cases before we try to fit the technology in.
The pressure on risk managers today can be eased by building a comprehensive hedging and risk management team within the organization.
We love Excel. There are 750 million installations globally, which would make it the third most spoken language globally.
AFP is launching the Digital Finance Academy to provide treasury and finance professionals with the knowledge and resources to prepare for and lead digital transformation.
Now is the time for treasurers to review their investment policies. The new AFP Executive Guide, underwritten by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, can help.
Job descriptions for FP&A positions tend to list advanced Excel skills among the requirements. But what are the key skills required?
Sometimes, things that appear to be highly correlated in fact are random events that have no real-world connection.
Risks are coming from all directions this year, from volatile currency markets to escalating cyberthreats to rising interest rates. Luckily for you, we’re going to tackle these topics at AFP 2017 in San Diego.
Kids are all about fidget spinners these days. So can FP&A learn from this latest craze? Of course.
AFP and other professional associations convened at the White House to support legislation that would restore stable value prime and municipal money market funds for institutional investors.
When centralizing your FX hedging program, there are certain steps the company needs to take to be successful.
Why can’t we explore the possibility of using a blockchain solution for bank fee account analysis?
Earning a certification in financial planning and analysis can help you stand out from the crowd, as well as build out your own FP&A function.
The year 2017 is really the year of faster payments, as a number of initiatives are moving from the proof-of-concept stage to reality.
Despite President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the historic Paris Climate Accord, many American businesses are moving forward with green initiatives.
Treasury and finance professionals have a little more time to submit for the 2017 AFP Pinnacle Awards. The deadline has been extended through June 9.
One thing became clear during a presentation on cybersecurity and payments fraud at the latest meeting of the Payments Innovation Alliance—social media is a fraudster’s most powerful tool.
During last week's Payments Innovation Alliance meeting in Berlin, attendees broke down the four major trends affecting real-time payments.
Arnulf Keese, partner with German venture capital firm e.ventures, provides insights into how fintech startups in Germany and Europe have grown in recent years.
Even though virtually every company on the planet is aware of business email compromise (BEC), fraudsters continue to find clever ways to dupe organizations out of money by exploiting well-meaning employees.