There are myriad opportunities for treasurers to aspire to a bigger and broader roles in the organization. But what does a treasurer need to bring this career journey to fruition?
Coca-Cola has over 300 legal entities and is present in nearly every country. Managing communications is a key condition for success.
AFP has launched the FP&A Exam Preparation Blog, a new resource to help aspiring Certified Corporate FP&A Professionals study for the exam.
Many corporate treasury departments aren’t playing the role of strategic adviser to the board that they should be. What can treasurers do to change that?
Measuring the performance of your financial planning and analysis (FP&A) efforts is complicated by three factors.
Magnus Attoff, Head of Financial Risk Management at Ericsson, explains why it is critically important to quantify your business' risk.
In the latest edition of the FP&A newsletter, Peter Geiler, FP&A, the senior finance manager for a $60 billion healthcare organization, explains why finance professionals can’t afford to only look at one piece of the pie.
A major issue for retail treasurers since the October 2015 EMV liability shift has been a rise in chargebacks, and some of the dollar amounts have been huge.
Members of AFP’s Treasury Advisory Group (TAG) unsurprisingly name know-your-customer (KYC) regulations as one of their top concerns.
AFP has launched the 2016 AFP FP&A Benchmarking Survey, in partnership with IBM. The survey aims to provide financial professionals with data to identify best practices and improve processes within their organization.
Be proactive in developing your interest rate hedging strategy and recognize that the interest rate derivatives market has changed significantly in the last several years.
Preparing for the CTP exam can seem daunting, but the keys to success are related to the old adage, “Eat an elephant one bite at a time.” Here are some basic strategies to prepare for the exam.
Why are we seeing this push towards having a cashless society and what benefits will it bring?
Finance has lagged marketing and even HR in implementing big data projects. The good news is that that’s changing.
Christopher Voss, CEO of Black Swan Group, gives treasury and finance professionals his best negotiation advice.
Marie Theunissen, FP&A expert and project management director at UCB created an online, mobile-accessible dashboard that allows management and business leaders to visualize KPIs and how they impact business performance.
During a blockchain session at the latest Payments Innovation Alliance meeting, attendees discussed the possibility of creating standards for the innovative technology.
In the latest edition of Futures in Finance, we look at three ways CFOs can grab the attention of the rest of the C-suite.
Treasury professionals may be unfamiliar with a hidden risk that can have a significant negative impact on their organization’s finances: failure to comply with state unclaimed property laws.
Blockchain technology was unsurprisingly a topic of discussion at the latest Payments Innovation Alliance meeting. Although members are very interested in the potential of this new technology, they had many questions about its benefits and even how to apply it.
During a panel session at the latest Payments Innovation Alliance meeting, experts examined the value and necessity of real-time payments in the United States. A key question was whether corporate treasurers need—or want—them?
The latest meeting of NACHA’s Payments Innovation Alliance began with a roundtable discussion on a new tokenization strategy for the ACH Network.
Robert Whitaker, CTP, who was recently promoted to senior vice president corporate finance for DHL, explains how he essentially designed his new position by branching out beyond treasury into other areas.
Communications in a Global Treasury, the latest in the CTC series on Global Interconnectivity, focuses on the communications needed to make key structures treasurers use to manage a global treasury work as efficiently as possible.
So you just negotiated and completed a good financing deal for your company. Now you need to adhere to the terms of that deal—all of them.
For finance executives, one thing is for sure: To ensure they hire and retain top talent, they must learn how to manage and motivate millennials.
Regulatory uncertainty, Congressional gridlock, global geopolitical risk and economic uncertainty are all putting a damper on corporate expectations—and inhibiting corporate planning and investment.
When it comes to financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals understanding their organization, Peter Geiler, FP&A, has some simple advice: “You don’t want to look at one little piece of the pie.”
Corporates with complex infrastructures that face major business interruption risk often have trouble finding sufficient traditional insurance coverage. But they may find relief in the catastrophe (cat) bond market.
AFP Payments is a monthly newsletter delivering best practice information, news and analysis of global payments challenges, regulations and emerging technologies.
AFP recently spoke with Dr. Andreas Schertzinger, head reinsurance FP&A, managing director, Swiss Re, on why FP&A and treasury need to collaborate.
Last week at the ACT Cash Management Conference, Andrew Griffiths, assistant treasurer for Anglian Water, provided a look at how his organization implemented a cash visibility solution.
In the latest video from AFP's In-Depth series, Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group, discusses how the top geopolitical risks from states and non-state actors will affect the economy.
Just how safe is your treasury management system? During a discussion on cybersecurity at last week’s ACT Cash Management Conference, experts discussed just how vulnerable treasury’s data may be.
CFOs can grab the attention of the rest of the C-suite with these three strategies for business improvement within your existing company data.
The focus of the ACT Cash Management Conference shifted to technology on Day 2, with an opening panel on -- what else? -- blockchain. One panelist even theorized that blockchain technology could save treasurers billions of dollars in reduced trading costs.
Fiona Crisp, treasury consultant for Crisp Consultants and a former corporate treasurer, provided attendees at the ACT Cash Management Conference with four tips on instilling treasury controls in the treasury department.
Thursday morning at the ACT Cash Management Conference, Phil John, EMEA treasury director for Mars Nederland, provided a list of “wishes” treasurers want from their banking partners. One wish in particular would be a big help to many of AFP’s treasury members—digital KYC.
The latest BSB Newsletter is out, covering bank services billing standard market adoption—ISO 20022, TWIST and AFP Global Service Codes.