AFP Conversations

Ira Apfel interviews corporate treasury and finance executives about their latest challenges and insights. Topics include blockchain, fintech, cybersecurity, payments, risk, FP&A, career development, and more.
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Oct 31, 2016

All too often new finance leaders must learn leadership on the job. Executive coach Corrie Shanahan spoke to AFP Conversations from AFP Annual Conference in Orlando on what new managers can do to be better bosses.

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Oct 26, 2016

Jeff Johnson, CFO of Amesbury Truth in Edina, Minn., joined AFP in 2005, now he's chairman of the board. Recorded from AFP Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., Johnson discusses why he volunteers so much time with AFP. Plus, he reveals his goals in the the year ahead as AFP Chairman and CFO of a multinational corporation. 

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Oct 25, 2016

The 2016 AFP Annual Conference is the 19th for Jim Kaitz, chief executive of AFP. In this special episode live from the exhibitor floor in Orlando, Fla., Kaitz reveals his favorite session from the biggest event in treasury and finance. Plus, he previews the latest benefit for AFP members.

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Oct 22, 2016

Treasury and finance departments are under attack from sophisticated cybercriminals who increasingly use business email compromise, or BEC scams, to steal from organizations. So what happens if your treasury and finance department is BEC scammed? Michael S. Kim, co-founder of the global law firm Kobre & Kim, spoke with AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel. Kim explains what treasury and finance executives should -- and should not -- do in the event of a BEC scam.

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Oct 11, 2016

In this AFP Conversations episode, Nilly Essaides, author of a new report on AFP's all-new FP&A Benchmarking Survey, says financial planning and analysis is a function in transition.

Host Ira Apfel asks Essaides, Director of AFP's Financial Planning & Analysis Practice, about the changes to FP&A -- and how the profession and finance executives can capitalize on the changes. Plus, how does your FP&A group compare to your peers?

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Oct 4, 2016

With so many new tasks and responsibilities, it looks like corporate treasurers face a daunting future. But industry veteran Craig Martin believes corporate treasurers actually could be in line for a promotion of sorts. 

Hear Martin and AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel discuss:

  • Treasury transcending
  • Treasurers' biggest challenges and opportunities
  • Where interest rates are headed.

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