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May 22, 2018, 10:07 ET Survey: Treasury and Finance Professionals Earned Average Raises of 4.3% in 2017

Treasury and finance professionals enjoyed a 4.3 percent base salary gain in 2017, according to new research by the Association for Financial...


Apr 30, 2018, 10:07 ET Study: U.S. Firms Accumulated Cash in 1Q18 At A Faster Pace Than The Previous Quarter

U.S. companies appeared to be ready to deploy cash earlier in 2018, but concerns over festering trade wars with China, Mexico and Canada and rising...


Apr 24, 2018, 10:07 ET AFP Pinnacle Awards, Sponsored by MUFG, Now Accepting Entries for 2018 Competition

The Association for Financial Professionals is now accepting submissions for its AFP 2018 Pinnacle Awards, sponsored by MUFG. The annual award,...


Apr 10, 2018, 10:07 ET Payments Fraud Hit Record High 78% in 2017 According to New Survey of Finance Pros

The 2018 AFP Payments Fraud Survey, underwritten by J.P. Morgan, revealed that payments fraud reached a new high in 2017 after a downswing earlier...


Feb 06, 2018, 10:07 ET Daymond John, Peyton Manning to Keynote AFP 2018 Annual Conference in Chicago

The most important event in treasury and finance is pleased to announce two keynote speakers who have reached the top of their game: Daymond John...


Jan 29, 2018, 10:11 ET Study: U.S. Firms May Be Willing to Deploy Cash, Fueled by Economy and Tax Reform

U.S. corporates may finally be ready to deploy cash, according to the latest AFP Corporate Cash Indicators®. During the last quarter of 2017, U.S....


Jan 23, 2018, 10:11 ET Survey: 32% of Treasury and Finance Pros Are Unprepared for New Tech Risks

Treasury and finance executives have many concerns as they approach the New Year—but preparing for technology risk seemingly is not one of them....


Dec 05, 2017, 10:07 ET Surprise: Most Firms Still Do Traditional Budgeting and 74% of FP&A Pros Like It

Finance professionals and business leaders alike may complain about budgeting, but they still do it. And a surprising number even find it...


Nov 14, 2017, 10:07 ET Survey: Only 11% of Organizations Are Ready for Digital Disruption

Finance and treasury professionals know that new technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain and robotic process automation will disrupt...


Oct 30, 2017, 10:08 ET Study: U.S. Firms Are Worried About the Economy, Building Reserves at a Record Pace

The AFP Corporate Cash Indicators® index, recording changes in cash and short-term investments over the past quarter, shot to its highest reading...


Oct 16, 2017, 10:11 ET World Vision International Wins the 2017 AFP Pinnacle Award Grand Prize for Excellence in Treasury and Finance

World Vision International was awarded the Association for Financial Professionals 2017 Pinnacle Grand Prize, which recognizes excellence in...


Aug 15, 2017, 10:07 ET Allstate, Hyundai Capital America and World Vision Are Finalists for the AFP 2017 Pinnacle Award for Treasury Excellence

Allstate, Hyundai Capital America and World Vision International are finalists for the Association for Financial Professionals 2017 Pinnacle Award....


Aug 08, 2017, 10:07 ET Focus for 2017 AFP Executive Institute: Prepare to Be Disrupted, Finance Leaders

To help executive level treasury and finance professionals assess the impact of disruptive technological change to the finance function, the 2017...


Jul 31, 2017, 10:07 ET Study: Corporate Cash Buildup Continued in 2Q17 at a Faster Rate Than Expected

Finance executives said they planned to accumulate corporate cash reserves in the second quarter of 2017—and they did so, but at a greater rate...


Jul 12, 2017, 10:17 ET Survey: Many Firms Won't Invest in Prime Money Funds Because of SEC Ruling

Nearly a year after new money-market fund regulations by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission took effect in October 2016, 41...


Jul 11, 2017, 10:07 ET Survey: Many Firms Won't Invest in Prime Money Funds Because of SEC Ruling

Nearly a year after new money-market fund regulations by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission took effect in October 2016, 41...


Jun 20, 2017, 10:13 ET AFP Launches Digital Finance Academy to Prepare Finance Pros for Transformation

The Association for Financial Professionals is launching the Digital Finance Academy to give treasury and finance professionals the...


May 24, 2017, 10:07 ET AFP, Oliver Wyman and Starfish Leadership Join Forces to Launch AFP MindShift

Treasury and finance executives are presented with a constant flow of technology solutions that intend to address challenges and capitalize on...


May 22, 2017, 10:07 ET Survey: 80% Say Treasury Plays a More Strategic Role Today Than Three Years Ago

Treasurers increasingly play a more strategic role as their traditional roles become more critical to their organizations and they assume a wider...


May 09, 2017, 10:17 ET Survey: 3.5% Raise in 2016 for Finance Pros, Education and Certification Boost Salaries

Finance professionals received a 3.5 percent pay raise in 2016, down just a tick from the year before, according to new research by the Association...


Apr 24, 2017, 10:07 ET Study: Finance Executives Are Less Upbeat About the Economy in 2Q17, Return to Hoarding Cash

Finance executives are less optimistic about the economy entering the second quarter of 2017 than they were entering 2017, according to the AFP...


Apr 20, 2017, 10:17 ET 13th Annual AFP Executive Forum in NYC To Focus On Making Treasury More Strategic

Building a more strategic treasury function is the theme of the AFP Executive Forum, May 21-23, at the Lotte New York Plaza in New York City. The...


Apr 18, 2017, 10:07 ET TV Host Mike Rowe and Author Shankar Vedantam to Keynote AFP 2017 in San Diego

Treasury and finance professionals from around the world annually gather at the AFP Annual Conference for insights and inspiration, but AFP 2017 is...


Apr 04, 2017, 10:11 ET Survey: Record Number of Organizations Were Victims of Payments Fraud in 2016

Nearly three quarters of corporate treasury and finance professionals said their companies were victims of payments fraud last year, according to...


Jan 30, 2017, 10:13 ET Study: U.S. Firms Expect Economic Growth In 2017, And Plan to Deploy Cash

U.S. businesses are optimistic about the economy—so much so that they expect to deploy their short-term cash at the fastest pace since January...