What are the latest FP&A  trends in Australia?  Recently, Larysa Melnychuk, the founder and MD of The International FP&A Board has opened new chapters in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

This article gives insights on the latest FP&A trends and challenges:  how they evolve globally and how they are perceived locally, on Australian continent.

London FP&A Board Meeting on the 21st November 2017

The next meeting of London FP&A Board is proudly sponsored by:


The London FP&A Board was created on the 19th September 2013 to guide the development and promotion of the best practices in modern Financial Planning and Analytics (FP&A). Since then, the boards were successfully established in 14 cities of 11 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and the USA to identify and support new global trends, skill sets and thought leadership in corporate financial planning and analysis.

The next meeting of the London FP&A Board will take place on Tuesday, the 21st November 2017 to debate on Effective FP&A Organisational Structures. We will have a keynote presentation from Fredrik Hedlund, Europe CFO at Nielsen (Geneva, Switzerland), on how Nielsen Europe completely transformed FP&A in 42 countries of Europe through optimising organisational structure.


FP&A Transformation through Effective Organisational Structure


Tuesday, 21 November 2017


(6-30 pm to 9-30 pm):

6-30 pm - 7 pm         Registration, networking, light food and refreshments

7 pm - 9 pm              Discussion

9 pm - 9-30 pm         Networking



  • Different types of FP&A organizational structure: Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Nielsen Europe Case Study: "FP&A Transformation through effective organisational structure”. Fredrik Hedlund, Europe CFO  at Nielsen (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • FP&A Organisational  Transformations: top 10 lessons learned
  • Group work. Can FP&A be outsourced? How effective are centres of excellence for FP&A?
  • Conclusions and recommendations
Meeting Venue:

Michael Page, 1st Floor, Victoria House, Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4JB

Discussion Facilitator:

Larysa Melnychuk, MD of FP&A Trends Group and founder of London FP&A Board


Participation in FP&A Board meetings is complimentary and exclusive to finance practitioners at CFO, FD and Head of Finance level in active employment at large local and international companies. We cannot confirm the registrations of vendors, salespeople, consultants, middle management or unemployed.


No one disputes that in the modern fast-moving business world, companies have to learn to adapt to changes to win the fierce competition and to not merely survive but thrive. Likewise, the modern FP&A takes an exciting path of transformation to meet the demands of the modern business implementing more dynamic sophisticated tools allowing automation and online collaboration. However, old finance practices are not eliminated in a flash. Many FP&A professionals still live from deadline to deadline without taking a break to reconsider and change. How many have already examined other analytical tools than good old Excel and looked for ways to diminish non-value adding processes?