In the days that followed the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, BP America’s primary liquidity source, the commercial paper market, became largely inaccessible as the severity of the situation became better understood.
The latest revelations about the SWIFT/Bangledesh Bank cyber incident should serve as a wake-up call to corporate treasurers concerned about security.
Will new rules on corporate tax inversions be enough to deter U.S. companies from pursuing the strategy and setting up headquarters in overseas tax havens?
When you get the materials and as you read all the recommendations online, it’s all very overwhelming and can be difficult to determine where to start and how to put your study schedule together.
When a company is owned by a private equity firm, it typically has a very different management culture from companies with more traditional ownership structures, presenting FP&A with a unique set of challenges.
Retailers and suppliers are seeking a way to handle retail debit balances that is fair to all parties.
Despite having more than two years to prepare, many treasury departments still have no idea how their investment policies will change come October, when market fund reforms finally kick in.
As a trader throughout his career, Douglas Tropp, treasurer of The Priceline Group Inc., had numerous experiences as an individual contributor. What he learned was how to lead through influencing when there’s not a direct reporting relationship.
In the latest edition of AFP's FP&A newsletter, Irena Barisic, FP&A, deputy CFO of the Brookings Institution, explains why collaborating with staff across all levels of the organization is essential.
For Irena Barisic, FP&A, deputy CFO for the Brookings Institution, financial planning and analysis is all about collaborating with staff across all levels of the organization in looking forward and anticipating over-the-horizon financial risks and challenges.
More companies are exploring the benefits of setting up a supply chain finance program. But to benefit fully from such a program, it is important to avoid four pitfalls.
Preparing for the FP&A exam requires a commitment of time, which many professionals have in short supply, so making the most efficient use of your studying is of the utmost importance.
In the latest video from AFP's In-Depth series, Tina Workman, Vice President of Accounting and Assistant Treasurer for Shelter Insurance Companies, provides tips for an effective presentation to your board of directors.
To improve our understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities millennials bring to the finance function, AFP interviewed two millennial finance professionals.
Richie Prager, managing director, head of the trading, liquidity and investments platform for BlackRock, will keynote the luncheon session at the CTC Corporate Treasurers Forum, May 22-24, in San Francisco.
Ed Mundt, CTP, treasurer for Hard Rock International and a member of the Federal Reserve Faster Payments Task Force steering committee, provides an update on the task force and encourages corporate treasurers to get involved.
In the latest edition of Futures in Finance, CTC Corporate Treasurers Forum speaker Laurie Coe of The Energy Project discusses how treasury and finance executives can inspire their employees to bring more of their potential to work every day.
So you’re preparing for the CTP Exam and you’re probably wondering “where do I go and what do I do?” There are steps you can take to make sure that you are fully prepared for the exam.
After you get through the multiple choice section in part one of the FP&A Exam, it’s time to take on the worksheet simulation section.
In the latest video from AFP's latest In-Depth series, Peter Shen, CFA, assistant treasurer of Gilead Sciences, discusses the challenges of leading a rapidly growing organization.
Should American corporations hold multicurrency accounts in U.S.-based banks?
American companies said they would deploy their cash in the first quarter of 2016—and they did, according to the AFP Corporate Cash Indicators® (AFP CCI).
Cybercriminals who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank likely compromised SWIFT software that the bank was using, according to British defense contractor BAE Systems.
Due to the combination of Regulation Q’s repeal in 2010 and Fed rates finally moving higher, the future of the earnings credit rate is up in the air.
Sarah Schaus, Assistant Treasurer & AVP for Allianz Life Insurance Company, provides some key tips on business continuity planning (BCP) for treasurers.
In the latest video from AFP's In-Depth series, Dr. Andreas Schertzinger, Managing Director for the Head of Reinsurance FP&A for Swiss Re, discusses the importance of collaboration between treasury and FP&A through data and human interactions.
The latest edition of AFP Payments looks at what corporate treasurers want from cross-border payment initiatives. While real-time payments are all the rage these days, treasurers are far more concerned with certainty and transparency than they are with speed.
The overall view from the NACHA Payments conference is that faster and slower forms of payments can, and will coexist, as they are driven by different needs.
Corporate treasury and bank executives offered some best practices for companies expanding internationally at the TEXPO 2016 treasury management conference.
Here's a simple solution for resolving disputes on customer invoices: take a closer look at the data you already have and make sure your staff understands its significance.
During a session Monday at the TEXPO 2016 finance and treasury management conference, experts provided five key tips for treasury professionals filing an FBAR.
It’s no secret that know-your-customer (KYC) compliance is a headache for corporate treasurers. At the TEXPO 2016 finance and treasury management conference, multiple treasury professionals voiced their frustrations.
The FBI's recent revelation that organizations have lost more than $2.3 billion from business email compromise (BEC) scams over the past three years should come as no surprise to treasury and finance professionals.
Having a mentor can play a big role in a person’s career success. Yet, while the majority of CFOs say a mentor is important for career development, only a small percentage of workers report being in a mentoring relationship.
If you’re studying to be a Certified Treasury Professional, you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you. Here are five tips to remember.
This month, Starbucks' Drew Wolff discusses his upcoming CTC Corporate Treasurers Forum session on natural-resource risk management.
Craig Martin, Executive Director of the Corporate Treasurers Council, provides a preview of the upcoming CTC Corporate Treasurers Forum, May 22-24, 2016 at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay. Learn more here.
Let’s face it—the finance department does not typically carry a reputation of innovation, daring or creativity. But for any business that wants to compete and thrive in today’s economy, that has to change.
Jim Morales, FP&A, Manager of Business Planning & Strategy for U.S. Gas & Electric Inc., provides his take on the multiple choice section in part one of the FP&A Exam.