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May 24, 2018

By Simone da Silva Collins, Finance Manager, Polycom

Communication is a key soft skill that FP&A professionals should master. Getting it right the first time enables FP&A professionals to be more effective and efficient....

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April 19, 2018

by Antony Parker,  AECOM

One important skill finance professionals are never taught during their formal education is the power of personal engagement with operations and using these relationships to...

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April 12, 2018

By Anders Liu-Lindberg, Head of Global Finance PMO at Maersk Transport & Logistics 

Being a business partner requires a specific skillset. Furthermore, specific conditions should be in place to increase the chance of success. In the article, Anders Liu-...

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March 6, 2018

By Simone da Silva Collins, Finance Business Partner at The Warranty Group

Simone da Silva Collins is an FP&A professional working in The Warranty Group, one of the world's premier global providers of warranty solutions and related benefits.

She provides business partnering and assists in development of MI to operations heads at TWG. Prior to joining TWG, she was the Finance Manager at Polycom (taken private by private equity firm Siris Capital Group) and provides business partner support to various departments in EMEA. She was previously the Group Finance Analyst supporting the Executive Team at Intec (now part of CSG), a provider of Business Support System (BSS) software and related services, primarily for the telecommunications industry. She also worked for Telewest (now part of Virgin Media) for over 7 years providing commercial and financial support to the Interconnect team.

Simone is originally from Macau in SE Asia. She gained her Masters at Manchester Business School. In addition to being ACCA qualified, Simon has also achieved FP&A accreditation.

FP&A does not work in the finance silo of providing backward looking analysis of what has happened. They arm themselves and their operational and departmental leaders with...

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February 1, 2018

By Richard Reinderhoff, Freelance Consultant Strategy & Operations​

When FP&A is placed within this bigger picture, the link to strategic planning becomes evident. By translating the strategic intent of the company into business drivers...

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January 22, 2018

By Anders Liu-Lindberg, Head of Global Finance PMO at Maersk Transport & Logistics 

Finance is tasked with delivering better Business Intelligence and more importantly better insights to influence decision-making in the right direction and creating an impact...

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