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February 28, 2018

Although it is becoming commonplace to refer to financial planning and analysis as FP&A, this is actually an American term and one that is still not...

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February 19, 2018

By Irina Steenbeek, Founder at Data Crossroads

As an FP&A professional, you deal with data. Your data travels a long way from its source through applications to your reporting system.The data you deal with is the tip of...

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January 16, 2018

By Mark Gandy, Outsourced CFO, Principal at G3CFO

The average tenure of the Fortune 500 CEO is just 4.6 years. As an FP&A professional, you might be asking, “What does this have to do with me?” I believe the answer is...

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January 14, 2018

How far can you go with improving your FP&A practices? This article reveals relationship between three important  factors for any FP&A frameworks:  the quality of data...

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December 26, 2017

By Simone da Silva Collins, Finance Manager, Polycom

Simone da Silva Collins is an FP&A professional working in Polycom, an industry leader in unified collaboration solutions.

She provides business partnering to various departments of Polycom 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. She has also recently achieved FP&A accreditation.

Have you thought of becoming an FP&A professional? When I was studying for my accounting qualification, I assumed I would become a traditional accountant. I did not know...

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December 18, 2017

By Larysa Melnychuk, Managing Director at FP&A Trends group

The world of financial planning and analysis has observed changes of such magnitude that they cannot be described by our traditional statistical and analytical models. In this...

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