This blog focuses on identifying the soft skills needed to complement your technical, planning and analytical skills, together with your digital knowledge. It also suggests who in the organisation is best placed to share their top tips.
Do you aspire to be the Chief Financial Officer of Google, Microsoft, Tesla or any other organization? I interviewed three Executives including two former CFOs to get their advice. These business leaders all spent several years in FP&A and credit this time as a critical experience in their ascent to the leadership positions that they eventually earned and thrived in.
At a time when finance is being challenged to add more value, getting the right attitude and mindset becomes critical to attract finance talent that is fit for purpose. This article zooms in on two important qualities of a good FP&A professional – Challenging and Compassionate.
I have previously written about 8 qualities which I believe characterize good FP&A performers. The article will explore what 2 of these – Curiosity and Creativity - can mean for Business Finance and FP&A in particular.
Taking into account the current pandemic situation, what can FP&A do to establish the organization’s long-term financial and operational resilience? In this article, you will find a framework that could help you transform challenges into opportunities.
The image of a silo is one that is sealed off from its surroundings. It is insular and protected. In the organisation, this has tended to manifest itself in functional silos. Meaning Finance, HR, IT, R&D, Supply Chain, Marketing etc. It can, of course, apply broader to also divisions within an organisation or even regions / markets. How does this relate to Finance?