FP&A Insights

FP&A Insights is a collection of useful case studies from leading international companies and thought leadership insights from FP&A experts. We aim to help you keep track of the best practices in modern FP&A, recognise changes in the ever-evolving world of financial planning and analysis and be well equipped to deal with them.

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FP&A Insights

Talent Management and Retention: How are some key areas of focus for FP&A professionals?
November 14, 2018

By Chris Ortega, MBA, Sr. Finance Manager at Emarsys, USA

So, you’re a C-suite executive, Vice President, Director, Manager, Senior, or Staff financial professional and a high potential and performance team member or members have left the company. The goal of this blog is to provide 5 success factors for retaining and building a FP&A dream team from the perspective of a high potential and performer millennial.

Implementing a Corporate Planning Solution — a few guidelines
November 13, 2018

By Thorsteinn Siglaugsson, Consultant / Corporate trainer / Manager

An INSEAD MBA and entrepreneur Thorsteinn has over 20 years of experience in management, consulting and training. He is chairman of Ultima BV, a company specialized in developing driver-based planning and budgeting solutions. He also runs his own consultancy with a focus on improving business performance, using the Beyond Budgeting approach to planning and budgeting, and the Logical Thinking Process methodology for strategy formulation and improvement programs, both in consulting assignments and corporate training. Thorsteinn is a member of the Beyond Budgeting Roundtable and a certified expert in The Logical Thinking Process.

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/siglaugsson/

When preparing the implementation of a planning and forecasting system I am often asked if we can just take the existing spreadsheet solution and squeeze this into the new system. Invariably my answer is: Yes, we can do this, but we should not. Why?

Competitive and Business Intelligence in Forecasting Activities
November 9, 2018

By Christian Fournier,  former Head of Finance Europe at Orange Business Services

The first step in forecasting is to understand where we are today and how we arrived at that point from the past. This is gain through analysis and reporting. 

A Bigger Role For FP&A – Insight Brokers
November 7, 2018

By Andrew Codd, Founder and Lead Producer at The Strength In The Numbers Show

The author Andrew Codd is the producer of the Strength in the Numbers Podcast which interviews real finance practitioners to break down their hard-won lessons and deconstruct their practical methods that work on the job and which you won't typically find in textbooks or exams so that we create more influential finance professionals worldwide who solve meaningful problems for their organisations and in return have fun, rewarding and successful careers in finance.

LinkedIn account: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewcodd/

There’s been a steady move towards having more business partner roles in FP&A, similar to other support functions like IT and HR, but what does this all mean for FP&A?

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