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May 21, 2019, 10:07 ET Survey: Treasury and Finance Professionals Garnered 3.5% Raises On Average in 2018

Treasury and finance professionals earned an average 3.5 percent base salary increase in 2018, according to the 2019 Association for Financial...


Apr 29, 2019, 10:07 ET Study: U.S. Firms Accumulated Cash in 1Q19 At A Lower Rate Than Previous Quarter

U.S. companies built their cash reserves and short-term investment holdings at a much slower pace in the first quarter of the year than in the last...


Apr 09, 2019, 10:07 ET Payments Fraud Jumps to Record High: 82% of Businesses Impacted, Survey Finds

Payments fraud continues to soar, as a record 82 percent of organizations reported incidents in 2018, according to the 2019 AFP Payments Fraud &...


Mar 21, 2019, 10:07 ET Robin Roberts, Fareed Zakaria to Keynote AFP 2019 Annual Conference in Boston

The most important event in treasury and finance is pleased to announce two keynote speakers with much to offer: Robin Roberts and Fareed Zakaria....


Feb 05, 2019, 10:07 ET Survey: Treasurers' Top Concerns Are Strategy, Cybersecurity and Financial Risk

Treasury and finance professionals believe that strategic, cybersecurity and financial risks will remain the top areas of concern for the next three...


Jan 28, 2019, 10:07 ET Study: U.S. Firms Signal They Are Looking to Use Cash in the First Quarter of 2019

Financial professionals anticipate deploying cash in the first quarter of 2019 in the form of capital expenditures, share buybacks, dividends and...


Nov 14, 2018, 10:27 ET Citi® Continues its Innovation in Treasury Services as the First AFP Accredited Service Codes Provider Using the New SWIFT Standard for BSB Globally

Citi became the first financial institution to join the Association for Financial Professionals' Service Codes Accredited Provider Program using the ...


Nov 05, 2018, 10:07 ET Uber Wins 2018 AFP Pinnacle Award Grand Prize for Excellence in Treasury and Finance

Uber Technologies has won the Association for Financial Professionals 2018 Pinnacle Grand Prize for excellence in treasury and finance. The Pinnacle...


Oct 29, 2018, 10:07 ET Study: U.S. Firms Accumulated Cash in 3Q18 At A Faster Pace Than The Previous Quarter

U.S. companies continued to build cash reserves in the third quarter of 2018, and at a slightly faster pace than they did in the previous quarter....


Oct 16, 2018, 10:07 ET Survey: Fintech Excites Treasury & Finance Execs, But Many Have Yet to Implement It

Corporate treasury and finance executives are enthusiastic about emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and robotic...


Sep 11, 2018, 10:07 ET Uber, OpenText and BMC Software Are the Finalists for the AFP 2018 Pinnacle Award

BMC Software, OpenText and Uber Technologies are finalists for the Association for Financial Professionals' 2018 Pinnacle Award. Sponsored by MUFG...


Aug 15, 2018, 10:07 ET On the 2018 AFP Executive Institute Agenda: Fintech Disruption, Crisis Communications

To help corporate treasurers and chief financial officers plan and prepare for technological disruption and possible crises that come from sudden...


Jul 30, 2018, 10:07 ET Study: U.S. Firms Accumulated Cash in 2Q18 At A Slower Pace Than The Previous Quarter

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. Strong...


Jul 11, 2018, 12:48 ET Survey: Despite Corporate Tax Cuts, 40% of Firms Have Yet to Increase Spending

Five months after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was signed into law, many corporate treasury and finance executives are uncertain about spending...


Jul 10, 2018, 10:07 ET Survey: Despite Corporate Tax Cuts, 40% of Firms Have Yet to Increase Spending

Five months after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was signed into law, many corporate treasury and finance executives are uncertain about spending...


Jun 05, 2018, 10:07 ET AFP Guide Explores Making Excel Work in FP&A's Data-Centric World

While Excel is a tool that every financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professional knows well, practitioners may not be aware of recent advances...


Jun 05, 2018, 10:03 ET AFP Expands into Asia and Will Open Office in Singapore to Better Serve the Finance Profession

The Association for Financial Professionals announced today that it is expanding into Asia and will open an office located in Singapore in 2019. The...


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, first ...


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 in ...


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. The...


Dec 05, 2017, 09:07 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 useful....


Nov 14, 2017, 09:07 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...