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Dec 09, 2014, 00:30 ET
2015 AFP Business Outlook Survey

CFOs, Treasurers Say Business Optimism at Pre-recession High - AFP Survey

 More than half of corporate treasurers and CFOs believe business conditions will improve in 2015, the largest percentage predicting...

Nov 04, 2014, 07:44 ET

Finance Pros Fear Economic Impact of Large Scale Cyber-attacks - Survey

U.S. companies believe that more high profile cyber-breaches could significantly harm business conditions, yet admit they are woefully unprepared...

Nov 04, 2014, 06:00 ET

Anthony Scaglione, Corporate Treasurer, ABM Industries, Elected Chairman of the Association for Financial Professionals

Anthony Scaglione, CTP, CPA, Corporate Treasurer, ABM Industries Inc. has become chairman of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP)...

Nov 03, 2014, 06:15 ET

Survey: Does Your Business Need a Data Intelligence Czar?

Most companies engage in some type of data analysis to drive decision making and achieve business goals, but those whose data intelligence programs...

Nov 02, 2014, 18:00 ET

ChildFund International Wins 2014 AFP Pinnacle Award Grand Prize

ChildFund International outscored dozens of competitors to win the Association for Financial Professionals 2014 Pinnacle Grand Prize, which...

Oct 27, 2014, 08:05 ET

U.S. Businesses Show Renewed Enthusiasm; More Spend Ahead, Say Treasurers

 U.S. companies are spending their cash and expect to spend even more in the coming quarter, according to the AFP Corporate Cash Indicators...

Sep 22, 2014, 12:21 ET

AFP Annual Conference Deadline Approaching This Week

To provide perspective on what recent geopolitical events mean for corporations and for the finance profession, the Association for Financial...

Sep 04, 2014, 17:17 ET

Toyota Financial Services, ChildFund International and Theorem Clinical Research Named Pinnacle Award Finalists for Treasury and Finance Excellence

Toyota Financial Services, ChildFund International and Theorem Clinical Research are finalists for the Association for Financial Professionals...

Jul 28, 2014, 07:00 ET

AFP Releases July 2014 Corporate Cash Indicators®

 Coinciding with the SEC's money market mutual fund ruling for corporations, the AFP Corporate Cash Indicators ® (AFP CCI) released today...

Jul 14, 2014, 06:00 ET

Corporate Treasurers See Better Operating Cash Flow Building Reserves

Corporate treasurers and CFOs continue build their organizations' cash reserves in response to improved operating cash flows, according to data...

Jun 26, 2014, 17:39 ET

Association For Financial Professionals (AFP) lanceert eerste wereldwijde certificatie voor Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Professionals

-- FP&A-certificatie bedoeld voor het vastleggen van normen in bedrijfsfinanciën, het stimuleren van beste werkpraktijken en het erkennen...

Jun 26, 2014, 13:48 ET

L'Association For Financial Professionals (AFP) lance le premier certificat mondial destiné aux professionnels FP&A (analyse et planification financières) d'entreprise

-- Le certificat FP&A permettra de définir les critères de référence en finance d'entreprise, de favoriser les...

Jun 26, 2014, 07:00 ET

Association For Financial Professionals (AFP) bringt ersten globalen Kompetenznachweis für FP&A-Fachkräfte (Finanzplanung und -analyse) heraus

-- FP&A-Zertifizierung soll Vergleichsmaßstäbe für die Unternehmensfinanzwirtschaft aufstellen, die Entwicklung der besten...

Jun 04, 2014, 08:47 ET

Spending Corporate Cash Piles Becomes Strategic Ground for Treasurers

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, corporate boards are paying close attention to liquidity and risk exposures, which have elevated the...

May 28, 2014, 08:30 ET

AFP Survey: In Finance Profession, Good Raises Now Reach Staff Level

Finance salaries continue to rise in North America, even among non-executive staff. According to a survey released today by the Association for...

May 21, 2014, 16:51 ET

Association For Financial Professionals (AFP) Launches First Global Credential For Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Professionals

The Association for Financial Professionals ("AFP"), a not-for-profit professional society that represents finance executives globally, today...

Apr 28, 2014, 06:39 ET

AFP Releases April 2014 Corporate Cash Indicators™

U.S. businesses grew more confident during the opening months of 2014, significantly slowing the pace of cash accumulation,...

Apr 03, 2014, 07:30 ET

AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey Reveals Response to Recent Retail Breaches

Despite a slight decrease in corporate payments fraud and a heightened interest in security risks, 2013 saw an increase in fraud specific to credit...

Mar 26, 2014, 08:00 ET

Hancock Holding Company Becomes Accredited Provider of AFP Service Codes™

The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) today announced that Hancock Holding Company has become an accredited provider of the AFP Service...

Feb 25, 2014, 13:23 ET

Former Fed Chair Bernanke to Keynote AFP Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke will deliver the keynote address at the AFP Annual Conference in Washington D.C. November 2-5, the...