AFP 2023 Blog

AFP 2023 Blog
  • Converting Financial Analysis to Action

    Oct 12, 2023

    Cash might be king, but data is the key to insights and one of your company's most coveted resources. Thriving companies require well-rehearsed plans driven by analytical insights provided by finance. These insights must be developed on a foundation of solid, structured data.
  • Hamza Khan on Unlocking Breakthrough Productivity

    Oct 11, 2023

    Hamza Khan explains the stressors that employees face in today’s work environment, shares an example of a leader who has been able to keep a hybrid workforce energized, and gives a preview of his #AFP2023 Spotlight Keynote.
  • Speaking the New Language of Payments: Delta Air Lines on ISO 20022

    Oct 5, 2023

    ISO 20022 represents one of the biggest changes to the payments industry in recent memory. It brings uniformity, expanded information and opportunity for meaningful innovation to the payments ecosystem in the U.S. and across the globe. But what does this mean for businesses, and why should a company learn the new language?
  • API-Based Payments: Direct-Rails Access for Treasury Teams That Is Disrupting the Status Quo

    Oct 5, 2023

    In 2023, the world of corporate payments is still fragmented. We use one method to issue payroll, another to pay (domestic) suppliers and a third for cross-border transfers. Most of the time, we have to wait at least a day for any of these transactions to be processed. Add the varying fees based on method and destination, and things are just ... not as streamlined as they should be.
  • Solving Business Problems Through Financial Analysis

    Oct 3, 2023

    Oana Labes, Founder & President of Financiario, shares her process when analyzing a set of financial statements, and Wassia Kamon, VP of Finance and Corporate Controller at Low Income Investment Fund, shares her tips for making the transition from accounting to FP&A.
  • Why APIs Alone Cannot Guarantee Improved Bank Connectivity

    Sep 29, 2023

    Leveraging a bank connectivity API, such as one that translates an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software payment file into a bank-ready format, is a fast and affordable way to reduce repetitive administrative tasks, save time and reduce risk.
  • Navigating the Paper-to-Digital Journey in Treasury

    Sep 26, 2023

    Automation, innovative digital solutions and rich data are putting powerful new tools in the hands of corporate treasury teams. But how can treasurers reap the benefits of these solutions?
  • Managing Economic Challenges With A Strong Working Capital Management Strategy

    Sep 19, 2023

    Thomas Mehlkopf, General Manager and Head of Working Capital Management at SAP, gives a preview of his AFP 2023 Insight Stage partner session, sponsored by Taulia, on managing economic challenges with a strong working capital management strategy.
  • If I Had Only Known …

    Sep 15, 2023

    In business and in life, hindsight is 20/20. We have all been in situations where we wish we knew then what we know now. No matter if you’re grappling with the purchase of a home or a new car or choosing a treasury workstation (TWS), it would be nice to reap the benefits of hindsight without actually living through the experience.
  • Negotiation Techniques with Fotini Iconomopoulos

    Sep 6, 2023

    Fotini Iconomopoulos, the speaker for the AFP 2023 Monday Executive Institute Keynote, sponsored by PNC, shares what to do — and not to do — when negotiating and how people with a risk minimization and certainty mindset need to adapt to succeed in negotiations.
  • Cash Forecasting Is Hard (Or Is It)?

    Aug 9, 2023

    Yogi Berra was talking about baseball when he said, “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future,” but given the economic curve balls of the past few years, these words are more relevant than ever when it comes to the art of cash forecasting.
  • So, You Want to Be a Treasury or Finance Social Media Influencer?

    Aug 8, 2023

    These days, social media plays a significant role in our lives both inside and outside the office. Social media and other thought leadership efforts can advantageously bring you to new levels as a treasury and finance influencer. Here are 11 best practices.
  • 3 Reasons Students and Early Career Professionals Should Attend AFP 2023

    Jul 27, 2023

    Even if you’re still in school or just starting out your career in treasury and finance, conferences are a great way to discover possibilities for your career path, learn from others in your field and talk to potential future employers. Here are three reasons why attending AFP 2023 is an investment in your future.
  • Revitalizing Employee Engagement in a 'Quiet Quitting' World

    Jul 19, 2023

    Organizations of all types and sizes are trying to make sense of and adapt to “the new normal” following Covid’s complete disruption of work as we knew it. It is clear that past managerial approaches and mindsets are less effective, and perhaps ineffective, in today’s work environment.
  • Payment Perplexity: Is There a Best Way to Pay?

    Jul 17, 2023

    What are the best ways to pay? Are faster payments necessarily better? How does speed impact security and convenience? Let’s take a quick look at modernized payments.
  • How Your Nervous System Is Impacting Your Ability to Thrive

    Jul 11, 2023

    The biggest and most expensive problems individuals face today are high stress levels, burnout & feeling overwhelmed. And let’s face it, these are problems for organizations too: People problems lead to profit problems.
  • 5 Ways to Build Your Treasury and Finance Network

    Jun 14, 2023

    Networking is so much more than “working the room.” More than anything, networking is about relationship building. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of ways to network in treasury and finance that includes in-person, online and group activities. Try them all out and see what works for you.
  • 4 Tips for High-Impact Budgeting and Forecasting

    Jun 13, 2023

    High-impact finance functions have sound accounting architecture, implement proven finance processes and methodologies, and provide people with the appropriate tools to succeed. So say the experts, John Baule, CEO and Co-founder of FutureView Systems, Keith Haas, CFO of FutureView Systems, and Jen Murphy, Controller, ACA Compliance Group, in one of our most popular sessions from AFP 2022.
  • Payments Fraud Trends and Process Protections

    Jun 8, 2023

    As long as there has been currency, there has been fraud. Today’s fraudsters are technologically savvy, creative and patient. They’ll sit at your back door for some time studying and waiting. What can we as financial professionals do to protect our organizations?
  • 6 Tips for Finding the Right Treasury or Finance Solution for You

    May 23, 2023

    Finding the right vendor or solution provider for your company is an incredibly important factor in the equation for success. The right service provider will save you time and money, both of which can give you an edge over the competition.