On November 18, 2020, the International FP&A Board welcomed two FP&A thought leaders - Mike Huthwaite from the USA and Michel Haesendonckx from Belgium - to discuss the important subject of Empowering FP&A to bridge the Strategy Gap.
COVID-19 and potentially other black swan have taught us the importance of recruiting & having great synergistic team, ensuring their welfare, making sure we assess the skill sets required for the changing world and leveraging technology to ensure best performance.
This article explores how financial services businesses can guide investments in Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) design. It also provides recommendations on how to do so wisely and thoughtfully, and not rush through projects, which may necessitate re-investment later and consume valuable resources at a critical time.
Computer simulations allow us to play out various scenarios repeatedly and assess the outcomes. It is also true for computer simulations that are used in finance. Through scenario analysis, we can gain some comfort and assurance that the decision taken is the right one given the circumstances. However, there are a few considerations with the use of artificial intelligence (AI).
So, you got support from your executive leadership team and you hired or grown some talent in FP&A. This article will explore three top FP&A business partnership projects to deliver value and supercharge your FP&A team.
FP&A Digitalisation was discussed at several FP&A Boards in the past but the recent mindset shift has changed the perspective. It went from anxiety before the implementation to peace of mind in fully controlling the processes and confidence in the quality of provided FP&A insights.