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Now displaying: January, 2019
Jan 30, 2019

It’s no secret that e-commerce is overtaking traditional brick and mortar retail. So what does that mean for finance and FP&A? Frank Chou talks to AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about the unique challenges finance and FP&A face in supporting companies' e-commerce efforts, and how he addressed them in his previous roles at Amazon and Chewy.

Chou is a senior FP&A Manager with H&T Battery Components. He will speak about FP&A and e-commerce at FinNext 2019 this March in Las Vegas.

Learn more at FinNext.org.

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Jan 28, 2019

It's a New Year's Resolution for finance executives: They plan to deploy corporate cash in 2019, according to the AFP Corporate Cash Indicators, underwritten by BMO. But saying they will draw down reserves on capex, buybacks, dividends and debt payments is one thing -- doing so is another.

Kevin Kane, Managing Director with BMO, joins AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel to give his thoughts on the state of corporate cash. 

Get the full results of the CCI at www.afponline.org/CCI.

Jan 24, 2019

It's more important than ever for FP&A and treasury to work together. Unfortunately, it’s never been more difficult. Alex Galitsky is not a marriage counselor but he does help FP&A and treasury resolve their relationship differences. Galitsky is Director of Finance Transformation/Strategy & Operations with the Peloton Group.

Learn more about finance transformation at www.FinNext.org. 

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Jan 17, 2019

If it’s easier than ever to connect with your co-workers, then why is it so challenging to collaborate at work? Robert “Reb” Rebele calls it the paradox of the connected workforce. Rebele is a researcher for Wharton People Analytics and teaches in the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. He will keynote FinNext 2019 this March in Las Vegas.

Learn more at www.FinNext.org. 

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Jan 10, 2019

Ellen Cooperperson believes that everybody is on a journey -- especially in their career. Managing your career journey takes time and effort. But, if done correctly, it can bring great personal and professional rewards.

Cooperperson is CEO of Cooperperson Performance Consultants, where she’s been coaching business leaders for more than 30 years. She spoke to AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about what to do if your career journey goes off course.

Learn more at www.AFPonline.org. 

Jan 3, 2019

Why does payments fraud keep growing year after year? It’s not as if treasury and finance professionals aren’t aware of the problem, and they spend plenty of money to fight payments fraud.

Here to report from the front lines of the payments fraud war is Regina Ochev, Vice President and Assistant Treasurer with Prologis.

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