FP&A departments are able to track and manage financial plans. But can FP&A help manage the execution of a strategic plan? Is there value in integrating these two processes?
Building a good FP&A team is essential to the success of the finance function and even for the whole organisation. In today’s business world, FP&A teams need to build a strong foundation before they can take advantage of the new technology trends.
Organisations often struggle to find a balance between their long-term strategic objectives and short-term goals. Being a key player in an organization’s strategy setting and budgeting process, FP&A professionals also face this dilemma as a part of their roles.
The decision cycle will help you and your association make knowledgeable decisions that drive exceptional results. I myself use this very process when making important forecasting and planning decisions. Today, I am going to share my insights with you and your team so that you can witness the profound impacts of implementing these five simple steps.
These notes were made during the meeting of the FP&A Board on 16th May 2019 in London. They are a mixture of comments made by attendees and thoughts of those who presented case studies.
Why is strategic partnership important? You might be asking yourself this question when going to a sales meeting, working with another department or attending a company meeting. Strategic partnership is paramount as it allows FP&A teams to spend less time on traditional finance functions like reporting, treasury, tax and investor relations.