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Pre-Conference Programs

Pre-Conference Programs and Exam Review Courses

Arrive early for AFP's 2014 Annual Conference and take advantage of the pre-conference review courses and seminars scheduled November 1-4, 2014. Registration is available for both conference attendees and non-conference attendees.

 

Intensive CTP Exam Review

 Add $1,095 

Saturday, November 1 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 2 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday, November 3 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Not Approved for CPE, CTP/CCM or FP&A Credits 

AFP’s Intensive CTP Exam Review course is a three-day review of concepts and challenging calculations presented in the body of knowledge upon which the Certified Treasury Professional Examination is based. Join other professionals focused on exam preparation and learn test taking tips that will help you succeed. This fast-paced program is intended for those who are well into their exam preparation studies and are registered to take the CTP exam in the December 2014/January 2015 window.

AFP Treasury Learning System is required for this course and must be purchased separately.

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
Not Attending Conference? Register for this workshop as a stand-alone event.

 

Certified Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Review Course

 Add $1,295 

Saturday, November 1 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 2 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday, November 3 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 4 | 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Not Approved for CPE, CTP/CCM, or FP&A Credits 

The Certified Corporate FP&A Professional Review Course covers the five knowledge domains that are tested on the Certified Corporate FP&A Professional Exam. Candidates, who are well along in their study of the learning system, will receive comprehensive preparation of all topics they will encounter on the exam. This course includes case study exercises not available anywhere else.
Instructor:
Juan Arangote, CPA, CMA, FP&A

Manager, Financial Planning and Treasury
Greater Toronto Airports Authority

AFP FP&A Learning System is required for this course and must be purchased separately

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
Not Attending Conference?  Register for this workshop as a stand-alone event.

 

Cash Management Fundamentals

Add $950

Saturday, November 1 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 2 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Approved for 15 CPE Credits, 15 FP&A Credits. Not Approved for CTP/CCM Credit

Gain a complete understanding of the fundamentals of corporate cash management. Starting with the cash conversion cycle, the course explores how cash flows in and out of a company and how liquidity levels can be managed. Using case studies and real world examples, attendees learn how the concepts and practices are applied to real-life scenarios.
Instructor:
Jim Washam, PhD, CTP, FP&A

Associate Professor of Finance
Arkansas State University College of Business

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
Not Attending Conference?  Register for this workshop as a stand-alone event.

 

A Day in the Life of a Treasurer

Add $750

Saturday, November 1 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Approved for 7.8 FP&A Credits, 7.5 CPE Credits. Not approved for CTP Credit 

This seminar explores the world of treasury management and is designed specifically to highlight the role of the Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and Cash Manager from their point of view. Through engaging interactive activities and case studies, participants will truly “walk a mile” in the shoes of a treasurer. Topics include the corporate treasury function, cash management, treasury markets, corporate financial markets, and risk management.
Instructor:
Robert Kane

Executive Director of Corporate Finance
Educational Records Bureau

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
Not Attending Conference?  Register for this workshop as a stand-alone event.

 

Financial Modeling: Building a Model Culture

Add $750

Saturday, November 1 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Approved for 7.8 CTP Credits, 7.8 FP&A Credits, 7.5 CPE Credits 

Finance professionals build models frequently but rarely think about them as a process or means of communication that should be actively managed. This course advocates for models to be developed and deployed in a way that makes them useful, shareable, and sustainable across organizations. Learn to ensure the model meets objectives and is designed for transferrable ownership. Focus on sustaining models through the organizational culture using process management, communication and security.
Instructor:
Bryan Lapidus

Vice President, Operations
Ameritox

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
Not Attending Conference?  Register for this workshop as a stand-alone event.

 

Foreign Exchange, Managing Risk and International Payments

Add $750

Saturday, November 1 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Approved for 7.8 CTP Credits, 7.5 CPE Credits. Not approved for FP&A Credits. 

Learn the topics that are crucial to the treasurer who will be managing an international treasury. Participants learn the basics of foreign exchange, how to read the rates, apply forward points, perform currency conversions, and discover tools for managing global risks. The session also examines aspects of international payments, including cross border payments and explores ways in which payments and collections can be made more efficiently.
Instructor:
Michele Allman-Ward, CTP

Managing Partner
AWA Consulting, Inc.

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
Not Attending Conference?  Register for this workshop as a stand-alone event.

 

Project Management for Treasury and Finance

Add $750

Saturday, November 1 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Approved for 7.8 CTP Credits, 7.8 FP&A Credits, 7.5 CPE Credits 

Finance professionals are asked to step out of their role as a firm's manager of cash and capital to serve as project managers. This session demystifies the discipline of project management. Attendees learn to manage a project from beginning to end – establish project goals, obtain buy-in from internal business partners, establish a project roadmap, ensure project progress, anticipate project “turbulence,” and bring a project to successful completion.
Instructors:
Peter J. Biglin, MBA, CTP, PMP

President
Treasury Management Solutions, Inc.

Steven Phillips, MBA, CTP, FP&A, PMP
Director, Assistant Treasurer
Cash America International

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
Not Attending Conference?  Register for this workshop as a stand-alone event.

 

Advanced Cash Flow Forecasting: Quantitative Forecasting Techniques

Add $525

Saturday, November 1 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Approved for 4.5 CTP Credits, 4.5 FP&A Credits, 4.5 CPE Credits

This course introduces several state-of-the-art topics in cash flow forecasting including time series and regression methods of projecting cash flows and techniques for estimating cash flow volatility and risk. The aim of this course is to develop practical, in-depth skills through "hands-on" applications of these techniques. Students leave the course with solid understanding of how to deliver best-in-class cash forecasts.
Instructor:
Matthew Hill, PhD

Assistant Professor of Finance
University of Southern Mississippi

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
Not Attending Conference?  Register for this workshop as a stand-alone event.

 

Capital Budgeting

Add $525

Saturday, November 1 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Approved for 4.5 CTP Credits, 4.5 FP&A Credits, 4.5 CPE Credits

This advanced course is geared toward those whose job functions include financial planning and analysis and capital budgeting decisions. Key concepts in capital budgeting including value optimization decision making perspectives, cash flow analysis, and decision tools used to evaluate cash flows associated with capital projects are examined. Attendees benefit from a dynamic and interactive session with application activities to apply the lessons learned and self-assessments.
Instructor:
Kevin Schieuer, PhD

Professor of Finance
Bellevue University - College of Business

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
Not Attending Conference?  Register for this workshop as a stand-alone event.

 

Mobile Payments

Add $525

Saturday, November 1 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Approved for 4.5 CTP Credits, 4.5 CPE Credits, Not approved for FP&A Credits

This course provides participants with a full understanding of the mobile landscape. Covered are the evolution of mobile technologies, the different mobile payments models and the impact of payments rules and regulations (Durbin) on mobile payments. Participants learn to assess their organizations functionality needs and determine which approaches are right for them.
Instructor:
Rene Pelegero

President and Managing Director
Retail Payments Global Consulting Group

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
Not Attending Conference?  Register for this workshop as a stand-alone event.

 

Advanced Liquidity Management

Add $750

Sunday, November 2 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Approved for 7.2 CTP Credits, 7.0 CPE Credits, Not approved for FP&A Credits 

Never has it been more important for companies to manage their working capital and overcome the challenges of managing global liquidity. This highly interactive workshop is designed to introduce participants to the more advanced topics of international liquidity management. Topics include managing foreign currency accounts, SWIFT tools for corporates, liquidity management tools and banking structures. The workshop culminates in an interactive case study for participants to work in teams and develop solutions.
Instructor:
Michele Allman-Ward, CTP

Managing Partner
AWA Consulting, Inc.

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
Not Attending Conference?  Register for this workshop as a stand-alone event.

 

Financial Risk Management

Add $750

Sunday, November 2 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Approved for 7.2 CTP Credits, 7.2 FP&A Credits, 7.0 CPE Credits

Financial and treasury professionals are challenged to manage financial risks (interest rate risk, FX risk, liquidity risk, and credit/counterparty risk) at their institutions. This seminar will review the key trends and developments in financial risk including a thorough discussion of risk governance and policy, risk analytics, risk management strategies, and management and board reporting. The interaction between financial risk and enterprise risk management (ERM) will also be explored. Additionally, expected benefits, performance metrics, and feedback loops for effective risk management will be covered.
Instructor:
James C. Lam

President
James Lam & Associates

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
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Foreign Exchange Exposure Risk

Add $750

Sunday, November 2 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Approved for 7.2 CTP Credits, 7.2 FP&A Credits, 7.0 CPE Credits

This course is designed for individuals who have added foreign exchange exposure management to their responsibilities over the past couple of years, individuals cross training for these responsibilities, and those whose company may be contemplating implementation of a currency hedging program. This course focuses on a best-in-class FX hedge program: review accounting and economic currency exposure sources, valuation basics and application of forwards and options, implications and requirements of derivative accounting (GAAP) and reporting on program performance to management.
Instructor:
Helen Kane

President
Hedge Trackers LLC

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
Not Attending Conference?  Register for this workshop as a stand-alone event.

 

Working Capital Management

Add $525

Sunday, November 2 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Approved for 4.5 CTP Credits, 4.5 FP&A Credits, 4.5 CPE Credits

Learn how to best manage working capital, how varying levels affect liquidity and the company's profitability, and understand how working capital affects cash management and cash flow forecasting. Topics in this course include: global working capital fundamentals, best practices, tools and drivers, statement of changes in financial conditions, and how to become a strategic partner through the management of working capital.
Instructor:
David O'Brien, CTP
Consultant, Principal
EE Treasury

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
Not Attending Conference? Register for this workshop as a stand-alone event.

 

Advanced Cash Flow Forecasting: Monte Carlo Methods

Add $525

Sunday, November 2 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Approved for 4.5 CTP Credits, 4.5 FP&A Credits, 4.5 CPE Credits

Monte Carlo methods are invaluable resources to evaluate a range of possible outcomes for those forecasting business activities. Through a variety of examples and demonstrations, this course helps attendees to apply Monte Carlo methods to cash flow forecasting problems such as mixing forecasts, non-normal cash flow distributions and multi-period forecasting and execute Monte Carlo models as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet using a third party add-in. The benefits and challenges to this method of forecasting are addressed.
Instructor:
Matthew Hill

Assistant Professor of Finance
University of Southern Mississippi

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
Not Attending Conference?  Register for this workshop as a stand-alone event.

 

Commercial Account Analysis and Billing Statements

Add $525

Sunday, November 2 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Approved for 4.5 CTP Credits, 4.5 CPE Credits, Not approved for FP&A Credits

This course will take an in depth look at all there is to know about the US analysis and billing statement. All the elements that revolve around balances, services, earnings credits and current regulations will be discussed along with the many techniques you can use to maximize your deposit account performance, lower your monthly fees and the BSB Global statement and AFP codes.
Instructor:
Stephen Weiland

Senior Advisor
Weiland Financial Services

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
Not Attending Conference? Register for this workshop as a stand-alone event.

 

Effective Communication Skills for Financial Professionals

Add $525

Sunday, November 2 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Approved for 4.5 CTP Career Development Credits, 4.5 FP&A Credits. 4.5 CPE Credits 

Communication skills are vital to a financial professional’s business success. One study estimates that 85 percent of success in business is determined by communication skills, and employers rank “verbal communication skills” as the most important skill necessary to do the job well. This session gives attendees strategies and tools they can apply immediately in their organizations, including how to create a communication skills development plan.
Instructor:
John Sanchez

President, Managing Director
The FPA Group

Attending Conference? Add this program to your existing registration online or through a printable form.
Not Attending Conference? Register for this workshop as a stand-alone event.

 
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