James Marshall, head of treasury for Virgin Media, provided attendees of the ACT Cash Management Conference tips on how treasury can engage stakeholders and the board of directors in a supply chain finance program.
For many U.S. companies, the pressure is on to review and renegotiate their credit facilities.
The ACT Cash Management Conference kicked off Wednesday morning with a look at the key risks to treasury in 2016. Opening keynote David Marsh identified the possibility of a British exit from the EU as a major risk to European treasurers.
AFP recently spoke with Travis Lockhart, CTP, FP&A, finance manager for DLT Solutions, on how earning the Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credential has helped him further his career.
In the latest video from AFP's In-Depth series, David Buley, CFO, Association of Independent Schools of NSW, discusses the vital skills finance leaders will need to have 10 years from now.
When selecting a treasury workstation vendor, treasury’s ongoing relationship, post-selection, should factor heavily into that decision. Like all relationships, it takes work.
Requests for Proposal (RFPs) are something that almost every treasury department has to deal with at some point.
Given the changes to treasury and technology over the past 30-plus years, it would be to companies’ benefit for the FASB to reopen FAS 52.
In the latest edition of the FP&A Newsletter, we speak to a number of financial planning and analysis professionals and get their predictions for Super Bowl 50.
Anyone can pass the CTP Exam—with the right preparation. AFP offers a plethora of training tools that can assist with this preparation.
To address CFOs’ demands, more FP&A teams are incorporating driver-based modeling into their methodology.
Everybody has an opinion on who will win Super Bowl 50—and finance professionals are no exception.
How can financial planning and analysis (FP&A) help make sure companies make the right investment choices?
Middle-market financing is thriving, and so many medium-sized companies have interests in M&A. But sellers are few and far between.
Cash models come in different shapes and sizes. For some, a single page spreadsheet may suffice. For others, an elaborate format, layered with in-depth cash flow data is more appropriate.
Travis Lockhart, CTP, FP&A, Finance Manager for DLT Solutions, discusses how earning the Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credential has helped to further his career.
When Johnnie Goodner, CTP, joined JP Energy Partners four years ago, there was no finance team in place. So he had to build one from the ground up.
In anticipation of the CTC Corporate Treasurers Forum, AFP spoke with Gary Barth, assistant treasurer for UPS, who will speak on a panel about the risks of managing multiple currencies.
In the latest video from AFP's In-Depth series, Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group, discusses the biggest finance risk companies face today.
In the latest issue of Futures in Finance, we Jake Bailey, III, FP&A, controller and director of finance for Tana Exploration, about his experience taking the Certified Corporate FP&A Professional exam.
In the latest video from AFP's In-Depth series, Jason Schenker, President and Chief Economist for Prestige Economics, discusses his near-term outlook for the U.S. economy.
Jim Morales, FP&A, Manager of Business Planning and Strategy for U.S. Gas & Electric Inc., explains why the FP&A certification is needed, and how it has helped him both in his career and in his day-to-day job duties.
Facing greater market volatility, a fast-changing business environment, and a constant push from senior management to improve the planning process, more financial planning and analysis (FP&A) teams are incorporating driver-based modeling into their forecasting methodology.
A Houston-based oil and energy company learned the hard way that cyber insurance does not cover business email compromise (BEC) scams—but they aren’t taking it lying down.
With an advanced degree in clinical psychology and experience as a martial arts instructor, it’s no surprise that Steve Rosenthal emphasizes leadership as global treasurer and managing director for Broadridge.
American companies hoarded cash at a far more rapid pace during the last quarter of 2015 than in the prior quarter, according to the AFP Corporate Cash Indicators® (AFP CCI).
As financial planning and analysis professionals increasingly shift their attention from everyday budgeting and forecasting to more strategic duties, the need to build strong business partnerships within the organization is growing.
The digital economy is asking more from CFOs than in ever before. Is your organization ready for the emerging transformational trends?
For today’s financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professional, working cross-functionally is a key part of the job. Just ask Gaileon Thompson, CTP, FP&A.
Even with so many opportunities and challenges constantly arising, treasury departments need to remain focused on the fundamentals of the business.
This month, Patricia Hui, CTP, senior corporate treasury manager at Mentor Graphics Corp., provides a corporate treasury perspective on why the Fed's faster payments initiative is needed in today’s environment.
When you sit down to answer questions on the CTP Exam, make sure to read them slowly and completely. All of the questions have been written to provide the minimum amount of information needed to determine the answer.
Most FP&A teams are involved in M&A, often working both with the deals’ sponsors and senior management to assess business and financial assumptions. Here are 10 ways FP&A can improve their companies’ M&A process.
AFP recently spoke with Jake Bailey, III, FP&A, controller and director of finance for Tana Exploration, on his experience taking the Certified Corporate FP&A Professional exam.
When thinking about the typical set of cash management services that banks provide to corporations, there is no reason that a bank should be treated differently from any other corporate vendor.
The 2016 AFP Risk Survey, supported by Marsh & McLennan Group of Companies, found that earnings uncertainty has increased for more than half of all organizations compared to three years ago.
A slowdown in China and a rapid devaluation, as well as the introduction of a new valuation methodology in August, have injected new volatility into the renminbi.
Treasury and finance professionals looking to inspire their peers and share their success stories will soon have a new outlet to do so.
This month, Risk looks at the risks treasurers face as they adopt new technologies and energy-saving strategies to comply with new regulations.
Companies face a daunting task in navigating today’s global risk landscape. Resilience requires a complex and nuanced approach.