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AFP Risk: What are Financial Professionals’ Main Fears?
In the latest Risk newsletter, we review the results of an on-site survey taken at the 2015 AFP Annual Conference. According the survey, risk and cybersecurity top treasury and finance professionals’ list of concerns.

11/12/2015

AFP, Dept. of Homeland Security Team Up Against Cyberfraud
It’s never too early—or too late—to educate people about safer online behavior. The world is more interconnected today than ever before, and with more connectivity comes more responsibility. Government, private industry, educators, law enforcement and you are needed to make the internet safer and more secure.

11/10/2015

What Will FP&A Look Like Five Years from Now?
In the not-too-distant future, finance departments will be comprised primarily of non-finance staff.

11/10/2015

3 Keys to Building an FP&A Dashboard
With FP&A handling more and richer data, the onus is on practitioners to pick and choose the right information and present it in the right way to senior management.

11/09/2015

BEC Scams: How Treasurers Can Stop Them Before They Begin
Business email compromise (BEC) scams have become the top fraud threat to treasury and finance professionals. In a series of interviews for an upcoming AFP Treasury in Practice Guide, security experts provided insights on how corporate practitioners can stop BEC scams before they start.

11/09/2015

How Shell Maximizes Collateral Using Tri-Party Repos
One important and well-used product in Shell’s cash investment suite has been tri-party repo.

11/06/2015

Spreadsheet 101: Message is Key in Financial Presentations
When financial professionals put spreadsheets or tables of numbers on slides in their presentations, they have instantly put themselves at a disadvantage when it comes to communicating effectively to most audiences.

11/05/2015

FP&A: Building a Budgeting and Forecasting Process
In the latest FP&A newsletter, we look back at some of the best moments of the financial planning analysis (FP&A) track at the 2015 AFP Annual Conference.

11/05/2015

Bitcoin Rebounds: Are Treasurers Taking Notice?
Is bitcoin back? With its value climbing and continued interest in the blockchain, the controversial virtual currency once again appears to be the talk of the payments world—and corporate treasurers are taking notice.

11/05/2015

Best Practices: Negotiating a Credit Facility
With the prospects of higher interest rates and Basel III regulations around the corner, more banks are encouraging their corporate clients to renegotiate their credit facilities.

11/04/2015

Video: Treasury's Role in Risk Management
Saif Ashraf, treasury manager at Google, discusses why treasury should provide risk management support, what treasurers should be most concerned about in the future and what will affect the investments.

11/03/2015

Case Study: How FP&A at Molson Coors Influences Change
At beer giant Molson Coors, the biggest challenge the financial planning and analysis team faces is understanding how information can be used to influence change, noted Christine Watkins, vice president of FP&A.

11/03/2015

Tax Men Cometh: New Global Corporate Tax Regime On its Way
A new corporate tax initiative by the world’s leading economies will significantly impact multinational corporations, likely forcing their treasury departments to re-think their firm’s finance structure in the process.

11/02/2015

Ransomware: The ‘New Criminal Business Model’ to Fear
According to a new report, a powerful strain of ransomware called CryptoWall has wreaked more than $325 million in damages on “hundreds of thousands” of victims all over the world.

11/02/2015

PBGC Premiums Jump in Budget Bill
The new proposed budget includes further increases to PBGC premiums. PBGC flat rate premiums, already set to rise to $64 per participant by 2016, will jump to $78 in 2019.

11/01/2015

The CISO and the CFO Must Work in Lockstep
The role of the chief information security officer (CISO) is to assess and manage security risk. That makes it important that the CISO and the CFO work well together.

10/30/2015

Leverage Your Supply Chain to Manage Cash
Many large corporations have realized significant value setting aside strategic cash to make it available as working capital to their suppliers in return for a small discount on approved invoices.

10/30/2015

Futures in Finance: Are You a High Performance Treasurer?
This month's edition of Futures in Finance provides some clues as to how you can become a high-performance treasurer.

10/29/2015

How to Find Well-Rounded FP&A Professionals
FP&A professionals must possess the interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with nonfinancial peers and speak their language.

10/29/2015

Negative Rates in Europe: Impact On Cash, Liquidity
Negative benchmark rates in Europe, combined with the impact of 30-day liquidity coverage ratio rules for banks under Basel III and changes to money market fund (MMF) regulations, have created a trifecta of challenges to traditional cash and liquidity management.

10/28/2015

Video: Treasurers, Banks Must Collaborate on KYC
Sassan Parandeh, CTP, Global Treasurer for ChildFund International, discusses the struggle treasurers are facing as they attempt to comply with their banks' know your customer (KYC) requirements.

10/27/2015

Hiring FP&A Professionals? Here Are Eight Traits to Pursue
Over 70 percent of finance executives say financial planning and analysis (FP&A) positions are the hardest to fill. What makes this such a difficult time to find FP&A professionals?

10/27/2015

Growing or Not, China Threatens American Firms. Here’s Why.
China's growth will have negative repercussions on American companies. Treasury and finance professionals with American firms need to plan for this now, according to geopolitical risk expert Ian Bremmer.

10/26/2015

For Tufts Health Plans, Driver-Based Modeling Lifts Accuracy
More and more, companies are relying on driver-based models to improve their planning and forecasting processes and provide management with better decision-making intelligence.

10/26/2015

Q&A With Rapid Ratings CEO: Evolution of Risk, Post-Crisis
Rapid Ratings works with dozens of Fortune 500 companies to manage supply chain risk and credit risk of customers. In this exclusive interview, Rapid Ratings President and CEO James Gellert provides his thoughts on topline risk.

10/26/2015

AFP CCI: U.S. Firms Accumulate Cash, Though at a Slower Pace
American businesses remained cautious deploying cash in third quarter 2015, but aren’t building their holdings as much as they indicated they would last quarter, according to the latest AFP Corporate Cash Indicators®, underwritten by Capital One Bank.

10/26/2015

Building a World Class Budgeting and Forecasting Process
In a presentation at the 2015 AFP Annual Conference, experts provided a look at how companies can build a best-in-class budgeting and forecasting process—FP&A’s bread and butter.

10/21/2015

FP&A Roundtable: Talent, Transformation & Analytics
Three topics dominated the conversation at the FP&A Roundtable, sponsored by Peloton: Talent management, finance transformation and data analytics.  

10/21/2015

AFP Conference: Cyber Insurance Is Just Good Risk Management
At the CTC Executive Institute, Tom Reagan, national cyber practice leader, Marsh, provided treasury and finance executives with some guidance on cyber insurance coverage.

10/21/2015

Enabling eBam to Move Forward: Key Takeaways From AFP Session
At the AFP Annual Conference in Denver, panelists and attendees discussed how to make eBAM a reality.

10/19/2015

Bank Compliance: An Issue for Treasury in Every Sector
During an industry roundtable for colleges and universities, treasury and finance professionals discussed the difficulties they are currently facing surrounding compliance with their banks. Fifth Third Bank sponsored the industry roundtables at the 2015 AFP Annual Conference.

10/19/2015

Survey: Risk, Cybersecurity Are Main Fears at AFP Conference
Cybersecurity and risk dominate the agenda for treasury and financial professionals, according to a survey performed at the AFP Annual Conference.

10/19/2015

FP&A Tips: Building Successful Business Partnerships
FP&A today is increasingly called upon to work closely with business partners to improve the forecasting and planning process and become a more strategic partner to senior management.

10/19/2015

Same Day ACH: Factors Treasurers Should Keep in Mind
A key concern for corporate treasurers about NACHA’s same-day ACH initiative was addressed at the 2015 AFP Annual Conference. While corporates are not obligated to initiate same day ACH transactions, they will be obligated to accept them.

10/19/2015

George W. Bush Offers Three Keys to U.S. Business Growth
President George W. Bush opened the 2015 AFP Annual Conference in Denver Sunday afternoon with a discussion on the most important issues of today.

10/18/2015

AFPDenver: Treasurers Demand High-Value Faster Payments
Treasurers only see a real need for faster payments if they pertain to high-value transactions. This was the view from Sunday’s Payments Roundtable, sponsored by Vizant, at the 2015 AFP Annual Conference.

10/18/2015

AFPAware: Finance Pros Volunteer to Make a Difference
AFP Annual Conference attendees gave back to Denver Sunday with AFPAware Community Service Day. For the sixth straight year, BBVA Compass sponsored the event. This year, AFP members assisted two dynamic organizations: Colorado Feeding Kids and Operation Gratitude.

10/18/2015

Hilton Worldwide Wins 2015 AFP Pinnacle Grand Prize
Hilton Worldwide outscored stiff competition from global corporations to win AFP’s 2015 Pinnacle Grand Prize, which recognizes excellence in treasury and finance. Sponsored by Wells Fargo & Co., the Pinnacle Grand Prize was awarded Sunday at the Opening General Session of the AFP Annual Conference.

10/18/2015

From AFP’s President: Time to Focus on Your Profession
AFP Annual Conference may be the only time of the year when attendees can get away from the daily grind and really think about what they do—with like-minded individuals.

10/17/2015

Pinnacle Finalists: Dow Corning, Hilton and Covidien
Dow Corning, Hilton Worldwide and Covidien will receive their Pinnacle Awards this afternoon at the Opening General Session of the 2015 AFP Annual Conference. Sponsored by Wells Fargo & Company, the Pinnacle Awards recognize excellence in treasury and finance each year since 1997.

10/17/2015

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