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.

Stay tuned for more blogs and articles from great authors.

FP&A Insights

Giving Meaning to Numbers
July 20, 2018

By Karl Kern, Founder/President, Kern Analytics LLC

Numbers may be the prime element within FP&A. FP&A is relied upon to provide numbers like operating income, net cash flows, and earnings per share. Do numbers like these and others mean anything?

The Prerequisites for FP&A Prediction Machines and Beyond
July 19, 2018

By Timo Wienefoet, Managing Partner at IMPLEXA GmbH

These are exciting times for finance. The promise of technology for a sneak peek into the future gives finance a crystal ball on where to steer resources today for an optimal utilization tomorrow. Can the Arabic proverb “he who knows the future lies even if he is proven correct” be overcome?

FP&A Capacity Framework
July 18, 2018
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By Feng Moon, Finance Business Partner at Medtronic Singapore

Working in FP&A is one of the most dynamic & challenging careers in finance and business world. It appears that FP&A professionals wear multiple hats, performing tasks of a master of communication, a strategic leader, a resource allocator as well as a positive influencer. However, nowadays we experience lack of mature theories and models facilitating FP&A professionals’ development.

Strategic Partnership: How do you start this process?
July 17, 2018

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

One element for FP&A teams to provide value is strategic partnership. Therefore, with any change in direction or focus, it is important to understand how to start. Below, I will cover a simplified and quick start guide for starting the strategic partnership process.