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AFP Pinnacle Awards, Sponsored by MUFG, Now Accepting Entries for 2018 Competition

The Association for Financial Professionals annually recognizes leading finance teams for innovation, collaboration and results.

April 24, 2018 -- Bethesda, Md. -- The Association for Financial Professionals is now accepting submissions for its AFP 2018 Pinnacle Awards, sponsored by MUFG. The annual award, first awarded in 1997, recognizes excellence in treasury and finance.

As the Pinnacle Awards sponsor, MUFG will donate $10,000 to the charity of the grand prize winner’s choice. Since 2000, the Pinnacle Awards have made $180,000 in charitable donations.

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How the AFP Pinnacle Awards Nomination Process Works

The AFP Pinnacle Awards seeks nominations from corporate treasury and finance teams that increased revenue; improved risk management; enhanced productivity; reduced costs; or improved quality. Treasury and finance practitioners can submit their solutions from now until June 15. Visit to submit an entry. 

From the list of submissions, a panel of corporate-practitioner judges will determine three Pinnacle Award finalists. A grand prize winner will be selected from the finalists and announced at AFP 2018, November 4, in Chicago. AFP 2018 will take place from November 4-7, 2018, visit for more information.

AFP provides up to two complimentary AFP 2018 registrations, transportation and lodging for each of the finalists. AFP will highlight the finalists’ achievements in AFP Exchange magazine. Each grand prize winner will receive one CTP/CCM credit for each page of the published articles.

“AFP is proud to have MUFG sponsor the AFP 2018 Pinnacle Awards,” said Jim Kaitz, president and chief executive of AFP. “These submissions are from some of the leading innovators in treasury and finance, and their ideas will inspire the profession.”

“MUFG is pleased to serve as sponsor of this year’s Pinnacle Awards to recognize the achievements of treasury and finance professionals,” said Ranjana Clark, Chief Transformation Officer, Head of Transaction Banking Americas, and Bay Area President for MUFG. “We’ve been a long-standing supporter of the AFP’s educational programs, as well as sponsor of its Payment Guides, which give executives timely and actionable information to help them navigate changes in the payments industry.”


Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is the professional society that represents finance executives globally. AFP established and administers the Certified Treasury Professional and Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credentials, which set standards of excellence in finance. The quarterly AFP Corporate Cash Indicators serve as a bellwether of economic growth. The AFP Annual Conference is the largest networking event for corporate finance professionals in the world.

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