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Finance Holds Multiple Points of View
Every year, FP&A goes through the exercise of preparing a plan for the upcoming year. And then it all changes. What is a planning function to do in the wake of this? Be ready for everything.


Making the Move From Engineering to FP&A
Kwaku Agyemang-Duah, Senior Manager of FP&A at AirtelTigo Ghana, tells the story of his transition from engineering to FP&A.


Digital Adoption Surges in Remote Working Environment
In order to maintain business continuity in the remote working environment, treasury departments have been forced to rapidly move towards digitalization.


AFP Introduces APAC FP&A Advisory Council
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).


Remote Working Challenges for FP&A
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, Beacon Partner on CTP & FP&A Prep Courses
AFP and Beacon FinTrain have joined forces to offer special training courses for treasury and finance professionals throughout the Middle East.


Daniel Pink: Viewing Time as a Science, Not an Art
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.


From Cost to Service Center: Becoming a Cherished Advisor
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.


Getting the Data Validity You Need
In an AFP 2020 presentation, FP&A professionals discussed how they improved technology to accelerate cycle times for planning, reporting and analytical processes.


AFP 2020 Payments Roundtable: Responding to BEC Scams
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.


Amy Webb: It’s Time to Lean into Uncertainty
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.


Drager Wins 2020 AFP Pinnacle Award Grand Prize
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.


FP&A Careers: Why Certification Matters
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.


In a Pandemic, Bank Relationships Are Critical for Treasury
As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, bank relationships have proven to be critical for treasury departments.


What is a Financial Model?
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, Tranvorma Partner on CTP, FP&A Exam Prep Programs
AFP and Tranvorma have announced a formal partnership to offer exam preparation programs for treasury and finance professionals based in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Regional Treasury Centers: Structures & Advantages
AFP’s Asia-Pacific Treasury Management Handbook, sponsored by Kyriba, explores the structures of regional treasury centers.


5 Steps to Asking for the Salary You Deserve
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, Drager, and Peloton Are the Finalists for the AFP 2020 Pinnacle Award
Alphabet, Google’s parent company, Drager, and Peloton are finalists for the Association for Financial Professionals’ 2020 Pinnacle Award, sponsored by MUFG,


Four Keys to Engaging Presentations
You’re giving a presentation and you want to make it really count. How do you go about making it really impactful?


Privacy Alert: Your Information Is Safe With AFP
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.


Survey: COVID-19 Crisis Has Pushed Treasury to the Forefront
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.


Financial Modeling and the Executive Suite
The corporate finance function is beholden to the quality of our financial modeling and analysis. Yet, a problem lies hidden in here.


Keep Learning, But What Skills Do Finance Pros Need?
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.


COVID-19 Forces Greater Reliance on Banking Partners
Historically, bank relationships have been driven by credit. However, in the COVID-19 environment, much about those relationships has changed.


7 Steps to Keep Abrasive Leadership from Spreading
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.


Libor: SOFR Credit Supplement Raises Questions
Corporate treasury and finance professionals are apprehensive about a credit sensitive rate/spread that could be added to SOFR for certain loans.


Moving From Accounting to FP&A in APAC
Wilson Wong, FP&A, 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.


Identifying Risks in Treasury Technology
The AFP Asia-Pacific Treasury Management Handbook, sponsored by Kyriba, provides insights on the risks that technology poses for treasury departments.


Project Management Essentials
To begin the discussion of project management essentials, we must first define some project management terms.


Ransomware Evolves in the COVID-19 World
Ransomware attacks have been increasing rapidly as cybercriminals have capitalized on the panic and disarray caused by the COVID-19 crisis.


Fed Pulls Back the Curtain on Real-Time Payments Service
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.


Career Pathing for the Future: Creating Change
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.


Managing Your Blended Team
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.


The Most Successful Team Trait
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?


Rethinking Redundancy
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.


The Dos and Don’ts of Virtual Interviewing
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.


Using a Resume to Tell Your Story
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?


COVID-19: How Fraudsters Are Taking Advantage
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.


(Net)working to Build Your Professional Brand
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.


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