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Around the World, FP&A Goes by Many Names

In an interview to GTNews, Larysa Melnychuk, Managing Director at FP&A Trends group, shares her  knowledge on the current state of Financial Planning and Analysis in different countries.

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 widely used outside of the US.

It is true that around the world, FP&A goes by many names.

Top 5 FP&A Trends and Challenges

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

The past 5 years have seen significant transformations in the FP&A world.

I have been fortunate enough to have travelled extensively and seen these changes.  I observed many restructures, system implementations, analytical insights and innovations, redundancies, frustrations, deadlines… In other words- I saw a lot of changes in the FP&A World first-hand: both successful and painful. I met a lot of FP&A professionals – hard working, exciting, inspiring and often burned out.

At the beginning of this year, I want to share my list of the Top 5 FP&A Trends to watch in 2106.

The Launch of FP&A Board in Kuala Lumpur on the 1st December 2016

The first meeting of Kuala Lumpur FP&A Board is proudly sponsored by:

 Michael Page 

The London FP&A Board was created in September 2013 to guide the development and promotion of best practices in FP&A. By the end of 2016, board chapters will have been established in 10 cities in Europe, the Middle East and Asia in order to identify and support new global trends, skillsets, and developments in corporate financial planning and analysis.

The launch of  the Kuala Lumpur FP&A Board  will take place on Thursday, 1st December 2016 at Capri by Fraser (central KL).  The interactive discussion will be devoted to latest global trends in modern Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A).  

The Launch of FP&A Board in Singapore on the 29th November 2016

The first meeting of Singapore FP&A Board is proudly sponsored by:

 Michael Page 

The London FP&A Board was created in September 2013 to guide the development and promotion of best practices in FP&A. By the end of 2016, board chapters will have been established in 10 cities in Europe, the Middle East and Asia in order to identify and support new global trends, skillsets, and developments in corporate financial planning and analysis.

The launch of  the Singapore FP&A Board  will take place on Tuesday, 29th November 2016 at the Michael Page Office in Singapore.  The interactive discussion will be devoted to latest global trends in modern Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A).  Sirish Kumar, CEO at Telr.com, will share his insights on FP&A evolution.

Financial Planning & Analysis in Germany.

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

FP&A goes by many names. In Germany, it is called “Controlling”.  From my previous visits to Germany, I knew that German Controllers are different from Accountants: they are forward-looking, analytical and often very technical in their approaches.

Recently, I got a great opportunity to learn how FP&A is evolving in Europe’s strongest economy.

I was invited to speak at the first FP&A/Controllers’ event in Hamburg that was organized by IMPLEXA . “It is going to be an unusual format”, Timo Wienefoet , the Managing Partner of IMPLEXA warned. “We will combine our FP&A discussion with wine tasting”....

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