Derivative contracts are often portrayed as the bad boys of the financial marketplace, but this characterization misrepresents most derivatives and their uses.
Prof. Lee F. Pinkowitz of Georgetown University discusses whether the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is stimulating the deployment of corporate cash balances.
Tax reform in the United States echoes a wider trend of tax changes worldwide that multinational corporations must keep in mind.
In FP&A and in baseball, large-scale, macro trends lead to the development of new ways of doing business. This is the basis for a new interactive guide.
Companies are collecting more and more data. But how can FP&A professionals take advantage of this trend to play a strategic and integral role in their businesses’ growth?
The Business Payments Directory Association (BPDA) and Discover Financial Services are teaming up to develop a B2B directory built on blockchain technology.
The transition away from Libor is picking up steam, but there are big questions about the replacement products.
In the latest installment of #AFPJargonWatch: Big Rocks.
Financial professionals are focused on their career path. That’s why AFP 2018 has an impressive lineup of sessions in the Career Development track.
Professor Lee F. Pinkowitz of the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business discusses how corporate spending and capital investment impact economic growth.
U.S. companies continued to accumulate cash during the second quarter of 2018, but at a slower pace than they did in the previous quarter, according to the latest AFP Corporate Cash Indicators® (CCI).
Through his experiences in building out the finance function in multiple organizations, Tom Russell, FP&A, has several thoughts on how to do this well, which he shared in this interview.
AFP 2018 speaker Nicole Meyer of The Meyer Partnership discusses why financial professionals need constant feedback and quarterly reviews.
Here are five questions that will improve FP&A's and business partnerships.
Bob Stark, Vice President of Strategy for Kyriba, discusses what today's treasury professionals are looking for when purchasing a treasury management system (TMS).
In the latest installment of #AFPJargonWatch: SMRC.
The Federal Reserve is considering adopting ISO 20022 for its Fedwire Funds Service. Corporate treasury professionals are encouraged to comment.
The Business Payments Coalition's Simple Remittance Requirements paper defines a minimal set of remittance data that SMBs need for cash application and reconciliation.
Here are four tips to help you reduce the effort involved in budgeting, and get you back to your summer vacation without taking panicked calls from the CFO.
Regulators are putting more pressure on banks to speed up their transition away from the London interbank offered rate (LIBOR).
In the latest installment of #AFPJargonWatch: Cobot.
The Clearing House's plans for its Real Time Payments service are ambitious. But how quickly will treasury professionals adopt it?
In the latest installment of #AFPJargonWatch: Data ethnography.
Accounts receivable can leverage process automation and artificial intelligence to improve cash application.
Are there instances where Porter's Five Forces can be profit-accretive rather than profit-destructive? If the answer is yes, then finance has to re-evaluate its valuation models to capitalize on these relationships to derive value for its business.
Autonomous learning enables humans to interact with machines to get the relevant information in a fraction of the time.
The Capital Markets and Investments track at AFP 2018 boasts an array of sessions that will help you navigate this complex new paradigm.
The 2018 AFP Liquidity Survey, underwritten by State Street Global Advisors, found that 40 percent of respondents anticipate no changes in spending at their companies in the wake of corporate tax reform.
When you bring together a group of retail treasury professionals, sooner or later, the topic of armored carrier services is going to rear its ugly head.
In the latest installment of #AFPJargonWatch: Content coma.
Retail treasurers are being hit by multiple fraud methods, if the opening discussion at the 2018 AFP Retail Roundtable is any indication. Business email compromise (BEC) scams, check fraud and card fraud—you name it, they’re feeling it.
The latest Treasury in Practice Guide, underwritten by Kyriba, explores the ins and outs of selecting a treasury management system.
If you have many metrics to look at, how do you know what is important?
The latest installment of #AFPJargonWatch.
How can finance balance its responsibility as stewards of shareholder capital? Here are five ideas.
Jennifer Earyes, Director, Treasury Risk for Navient, provides corporate treasury professionals with a checklist of what to do to prepare for the probable transition from Libor to SOFR in 2022.
Shankar Bellam, Manager, Solution Engineering for HighRadius, explains how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning can drastically improve accounts receivable.
There are several key actions that treasurers should consider as they prepare for a probable shift from Libor to SOFR.
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