U.S. businesses are optimistic about the economy—so much so that they expect to deploy their short-term cash at the fastest pace since January 2015.
While upcoming elections in Europe are not expected to fundamentally change the EU's future, a shakeup in Italy would be particularly concerning.
Grady Walker, Treasurer and Finance Director for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, explains why capital structure is so important for today's corporate treasury executive.
Many companies are finding analytics to be necessary for gauging a wide range of factors that affect their business. But is finance at the center of the analytics revolution?
NACHA’s Same Day ACH service saw very strong numbers in its first three months of operation, particularly in the business-to-business (B2B) space.
Aurora Gregory explains how treasury and finance professionals can become thought leaders by presenting at AFP 2017 in San Diego and other conferences.
In an interview at a recent conference, Caitlin Long, Chairman and President of Symbiont, revealed some of her predictions for blockchain technology in 2017.
By understanding the interrelationships between all the risk management players, it may be possible to obtain insights to better manage financial risk.
Brad Deflin, founder of Total Digital Security, discusses the ways companies can partner with their employees to address cybersecurity practices.
A mix of analytics and judgment is required when devising a hedging program to manage financial risk.
We publish the AFP Service Codes but we don’t police them, and the customer typically ends up doing the job. It’s often hard to do a comparison, as we’ve heard from our practitioner members.
Geopolitical risk is having a bigger impact on earnings than ever before, according to the 2017 AFP Risk Survey, supported by Marsh & McLennan Companies.
SWIFT is exploring whether blockchain technology can improve global banks’ reconciliation processes. The proof of concept (POC) is part of its Global Payments Innovation (GPI) initiative, which aims to streamline cross-border payments.
Ethan Carlson, founder and CEO of Carlson Management Consulting, discusses how a company can tell when a budgeting and forecasting process is broken and what CFOs want from FP&A.
FX management involves more than simply hedging against risk; all levels of the organization must be informed and involved to take appropriate action.
Magnus Attoff, the head of Financial Risk Management and Operations at Ericsson, discusses what companies should be thinking about when they design key performance indicators for risk management.
A big part of where FP&A sits on the maturity curve is determined by what budgeting and forecasting techniques it uses in the planning process.
The New Year will present many challenges for those of us in treasury—and equally, many opportunities for treasury teams to add value to their organizations.
Kimberly Karg, CTP, assistant treasurer of Chanel, discusses how her organization implemented a treasury and risk management solution.
Here are some general tips and information to help make your FP&A Exam day run a little more smoothly.
The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has updated its proposed cybersecurity regulations to provide businesses more reporting flexibility.
There is one interest rate strategy that can be employed to not only potentially benefit from the normalization of the yield curve, but also accelerate the deductibility of capital loss carryforwards.
FP&A at WaterOne worked with operations to develop a model that would account for the seasonal fluctuations in demand, power usage, chemical doses and production capacity.
One of the tricky aspects underlying the determination of how much to hedge is that whenever market expectations become widely accepted by economic actors, those expectations get reflected in the prices of derivative contracts.
A recently published AFP Guide outlines three pillars for constructing an effective partnership between finance and the operations.
If you have been following us on twitter (@AFPonline) you know that we have been counting down our top content and favorite member benefits from 2016. Let’s recap the best of AFP from the past year.
Earlier this year, Sweetgreen went cashless at some of its locations. The retailer now plans to make the practice company-wide.
As 2016 draws to a close, AFP is taking a look back on the most-read articles of the year. Treasury and finance professionals were particularly concerned with the implications of the Brexit vote.
One key data point in the 2016 AFP Electronic Payments Survey that sticks out is how B2B payments by check actually increased slightly from 2013 to 2016.
As 2016 draws to a close, AFP members are turning their attention to the New Year. For the most part, much of practitioners’ attention will be internal, as treasury departments attempt to streamline processes and become more efficient.
One tool every FP&A professional swears by is the dashboard, a quick one page capture of key performance indicators.
In a new guide, AFP looks at how accounting professionals can make the transition to FP&A.
During the closing session of the 2016 AFP Annual Conference in Orlando, astronaut Captain Scott Kelly provided attendees with a glimpse into what it’s truly like to boldly go where very few people have gone before.
Christine Watkins, vice president, global FP&A and business transformation for Molson Coors, discusses capex planning at her company.
With a string of recent hacking incidents, securing bank connectivity has never been more important. AFP's new Treasury in Practice guide, underwritten by Kyriba, defines ways that treasury practitioners can ensure their connections are safe.
From a corporate treasurer’s perspective, building good relationships with rating agencies is a long-term, time-intensive process.
The prediction likely to have a significant impact in 2017 is that predictive analytics could revolutionize electronic payments. Here’s how.
The recent wildfire in Alberta, Canada was one of the most expensive natural disasters in history. Insurance companies faced unique challenges in providing emergency funds to customers.
Treasury and finance professionals in the manufacturing sector weighed in on how recent developments are impacting FX hedging during an Industry Roundtable, sponsored by Fifth Third.
Hyundai Capital America upgraded its cash and liquidity forecasting model to better understand its daily cash requirements, ranging from $50 million to $1.5 billion.