Kwaku Agyemang-Duah, Senior Manager of FP&A at AirtelTigo Ghana, tells the story of his transition from engineering to FP&A.
In order to maintain business continuity in the remote working environment, treasury departments have been forced to rapidly move towards digitalization.
To bolster its expansion into the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region and support the financial planning and analysis (FP&A) profession around the world, AFP has formed the APAC FP&A Advisory Council (FPAAC).
At the AFP 2020 FP&A Happy Hour, sponsored by CCH Tagetik, Planful and Vena, the conversation quickly turned how finance has changed in a remote working environment.
AFP and Beacon FinTrain have joined forces to offer special training courses for treasury and finance professionals throughout the Middle East.
At AFP 2020, keynote speaker Daniel Pink, New York Times bestselling author, provided attendees with a look at the importance of timing in their professional and personal lives.
AFP 2020 FP&A keynote speaker Amy Vetter outlined how to prepare ourselves and our department to deliver finance expertise that is insightful, timely and well presented.
In an AFP 2020 presentation, FP&A professionals discussed how they improved technology to accelerate cycle times for planning, reporting and analytical processes.
During the AFP 2020 Payments Roundtable on Fraud and Control, sponsored by Kyriba, treasurers discussed the threat of business email compromise (BEC) scams and what organizations can do about them.
In the AFP 2020 MindShift Keynote presentation, sponsored by Capital One, quantitative futurist and best-selling author Amy Webb equipped attendees with the tools they need to think like futurists.
Dräger has emerged as the winner of the AFP 2020 Pinnacle Grand Prize for excellence in treasury and finance. The Pinnacle Grand Prize, sponsored by MUFG, was presented today during the AFP 2020 Virtual Experience.
Like many financial professionals, Danny K. Shiu wasn’t looking for a career in FP&A. But once he found it, it turned out to be his true passion. That ultimately led him to seek out the AFP's Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credential.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, bank relationships have proven to be critical for treasury departments.
Just what is a financial model? Are Excel workbooks considered to be models? Or are models confined only to large, complex data driven statistical models?
AFP and Tranvorma have announced a formal partnership to offer exam preparation programs for treasury and finance professionals based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
AFP’s Asia-Pacific Treasury Management Handbook, sponsored by Kyriba, explores the structures of regional treasury centers.
Even if you were not the best at negotiating your salary when you first landed the job, it is never too late to ask for what you want.
Alphabet, Google’s parent company, Drager, and Peloton are finalists for the Association for Financial Professionals’ 2020 Pinnacle Award, sponsored by MUFG,
You’re giving a presentation and you want to make it really count. How do you go about making it really impactful?
AFP members have alerted us that they are receiving emails from a company offering a list of email addresses of AFP 2020 attendees. AFP never has, or will, sell your email address or phone number to anyone under any circumstances.
The COVID-19 crisis has underscored the importance of treasury’s role in the organization, according to the 2020 AFP Strategic Role of Treasury Survey, supported by Marsh & McLennan.
The corporate finance function is beholden to the quality of our financial modeling and analysis. Yet, a problem lies hidden in here.
FP&A operates in an environment where data is often accessible and unstable. Therefore, we need the skills, tools and methods to handle multiple points of view simultaneously.
Historically, bank relationships have been driven by credit. However, in the COVID-19 environment, much about those relationships has changed.
Peter Simmons is a decisive self-starter and problem solver who has rocketed up the corporate ladder at Tempus, a maker of fine watches in Switzerland. He was then entrusted with running the finance department of the Asian division. Peter, with his coach, his sparring partner, was going to implement his strategy to stop abrasive behavior and enhance collaboration amongst his team by implementing 7 powerful actions.
Corporate treasury and finance professionals are apprehensive about a credit sensitive rate/spread that could be added to SOFR for certain loans.
Wilson Wong, FPAC, FP&A Analyst for TechSource Systems, handles variance analysis, sales performance reporting, efficiency analysis and host of other tasks. Starting out in accounting but also possessing a background in IT, Wong saw an opportunity to move to the FP&A field.
The AFP Asia-Pacific Treasury Management Handbook, sponsored by Kyriba, provides insights on the risks that technology poses for treasury departments.
To begin the discussion of project management essentials, we must first define some project management terms.
Ransomware attacks have been increasing rapidly as cybercriminals have capitalized on the panic and disarray caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
With COVID-19 relief payments expediting the need for faster transactions, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has revealed new details on the FedNow Service.
Not only do financial professionals need a new outlook when planning out their careers, but managers should also be doing their part to help them to develop.
Conceptually, businesses find themselves moving from a position of TALENT ACQUISITION, where they hire individuals, to one of TALENT ACCESS, where they hire the skills they want. The key for finance is how to operate effectively with blended teams.
Business is a team sport. Companies require employees to be aligned with the company goals and customer success. Typically, employees work in teams to maximize their skills and performance. But what makes a successful team?
Redundancy. Being laid off or let go. Being terminated. These are not words anyone wants to hear; however, it is a potential reality we should prepare for. This article will be invaluable to the subsequent conversations and job interviews that await you.
Most job interviews are going to occur online for the foreseeable future. Even after the pandemic ends, many companies will continue to work remotely and you should get used to interviewing in front of a computer screen. The following tips will help you on your next interview, whether it’s virtual or in-person.
No matter your field, your resume is the most essential tool in your arsenal when applying for a job. In most cases, a recruiter or hiring manager will see your resume long before you have the opportunity to speak to them. What does your resume say about you? What story does it tell?
Criminals wasted no time in taking advantage of the panic created by the COVID-19 pandemic. AFP’s new Payments Guide provides an in-depth look at how fraudsters have adapted their tactics.
Did you know that you can create your own brand, the brand of you? Your brand can enhance your ability to move ahead within your organization—and outside of it. Branding yourself, and making sure people know who you are, what you can offer and how value is synonymous with your name, is a big advantage in career development.
The role of the treasury department varies between organizations and is typically defined in a board-approved treasury policy. AFP’s Asia-Pacific Treasury Management Handbook, sponsored by Kyriba, explores these policies.