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FP&A Trends

The Rolling Forecast Philosophy: Time to Abandon the Budget. The webinar recording

Rolling Forecast is an essential tool for financial planning and analysis (FP&A), with a potential to radically transform corporates’ traditional budgeting process.

If implementing properly, the Rolling Forecast expands planning horizons, reduces planning cycles, and helps in executing organisational strategies. Companies will realise the Rolling Forecast's full potential only when they are ready to change. If it is not implemented with thought, it can become another non-value adding process, an expensive time-waster without benefit to the organisation.

This global webinar shared insights of the International FP&A Board on Latest Trends in Rolling Forecast.

Matthijs Schot, Head of Group FP&A at Maersk Group and a member of London FP&A Board gave an overview of his company’s experience on implementing Rolling Forecast and Going Beyond Budgeting

This is the recording of the original global webinar that took place on the 15 August 2017.



By Emmanuel JiboduSr. Analyst, Global Finance - Stericycle Inc.

"We are drowning in data but starving for actionable insight"

 - Unknown                                                                                     

The Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) function has become more prominent in the decision making process in most large organizations because of the emergence of BIG DATA (large volumes of unstructured and structured data). Today, most companies have access to vast amounts of data (financial and operational) and must figure out how to use it to drive growth and profitability.

FP&A Professionals: Why Do We Need International Business Communication Standards (IBCS®)?

By Michael Fritz, Managing Director GRID Dynamics Inc.

Q: What do motorists, composers, musicians, architects, engineers, and builders have, that FP&A professionals don't?

A: Read on...

Standards exist everywhere. They make our lives easier by providing a common “language” which we use to improve communication, and quickly understand complex materials for rapid, informed decision-making.

Evaluate your FP&A processes!

By Christian FOURNIER, author of “Watch your FP&A processes”, “FP&A analytics and Simpson’s Paradox”, “Globalisation – adapter l’organisation de son entreprise face à la mondialisation”

Finance and FP&A communities are regularly traversed by theoretical and generally hot discussions concerning few topics that are at the heart of FP&A processes. Analytics systems, business partnering and budget are currently among of the main one.
Although this definitively permits to improve the FP&A impact and profile, we may be missing several aspects in those “vertical” discussions. Obviously, this is (more or less) relevant depending on company and market size and profile but still, it should be more present in the community discussions/thinking.

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Collaborative FP&A - An Oxymoron*?

By  Lisa Turberville, Director of operations at Belk

How many of us, when we are asked to a meeting with someone from FP&A, have rolled our eyes, thrown the head back and done a neck roll to relax the shoulders? Why do we have this over whelming feeling of dread when it comes to meeting with that team?

So what can be done to change the perception of the FP&A practitioners?