The Physics of Wall Street by James Owen Weatherall is an interesting story about the influence of physics in finance. FP&A practitioners can find material in this book to help them improve their work. For me three areas of the book serve as meaningful reference material.
By Thomas Lundell, Director FP&A at NetApp
For quite some time CFOs and the finance community have been talking about transforming the finance function, becoming better business partners and focusing on the value-add, strategic activities.
At the core of that transformation is FP&A, as activities like business planning, business unit strategy, investment allocation and predictive analytics become important to fulfil finance’s new, expanded position within the company.
In this episode of the FP&A Trends Video Series, Randall Bolten, author of "Painting with Numbers" talks about how to effectively present numbers for FP&A professionals. Presenting numbers is communicating, and therefore there are certain tips to make sure it is done correctly.
We are happy to share that the International FP&A Board has successfully expanded into the United States. It was launched in New York on 6th April 2017. The mission of the International FP&A Board is to guide the development and promotion of best practices in global FP&A, identify and support new trends, skillsets and innovations. And that is exactly what board chapters in 11 cities of Europe, the Middle East, Asia and now the USA are about.
FP&A Trends TV Series:
The Evolution of FP&A Business Partnering
Interview with Gemma Davie, Senior FP&A Director at CA Technologies, a member of London FP&A Board.
We only need to look at the evolution of the mobile phone to understand why the role of the FP&A business partner has changed.
As technology has continued to evolve at an increasing speed and the business environment has become so complex and volatile, decisions have to be made quickly and the demand for timely, flexible, forward-looking analysis has transformed the role of the FP&A business partner.