Webinar: Modern FP&A at the time of "Black Swans"

The webinar is proudly sponsored by

Every day the business environment is becoming increasingly unstable and unpredictable. The recent month is definitely a striking example of so many “black swans” the world has never experienced before.

Every single organisation in the world has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nobody could predict this situation therefore the consequences of our unreadiness are huge. At the end of 2019, the budgets had been finalised - and in a matter of days, they rapidly became obsolete.

What is the role of FP&A at times of "black swans"? This new FP&A Trends webinar will discuss this question in more details.

The webinar is complimentary and vendor-agnostic

If you are not able to attend the live session, please register to receive the recording and view it later.


Modern FP&A at the time of "Black Swans"


Tuesday, 21 April 2020


3 pm BST - 4 pm BST

(the registration link will translate it to your time zone) 
If you are not able to join the live session, please register to receive the webinar recording.


1.    Flexible FP&A: Key Methods, Technics and Processes 
2.    Reforecasting on demand: how to achieve it?
3.    Real-time Scenario-planning to facilitate the decision-making
4.    From traditional to leading FP&A: what are the steps?


Alessandro Cardito, Global Consumer Beauty FP&A Director at Coty

Alban de Vatteville, VP Finance, FP&A Leader Global Connect at Nielsen

Gordon Stuart, CFO at Unit4


Larysa Melnychuk, MD of FP&A Trends Group and Founder of the International FP&A Board.

Larysa Melnychuk

Larysa Melnychuk is a passionate Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) professional and influencer who has held senior FP&A roles at leading organisations before setting up the International FP&A Board in 2013. The Board is a global and well-recognised professional think-tank that aims to bring together the knowledge and experience of senior FP&A professionals and aid the development of best practice in the profession.

In the last three years, she successfully expanded the Board into 27 chapters in 16 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and North America.

Larysa is also the founder and CEO at the FP&A Trends Group (fpa-trends.com), the leading online resource for FP&A professionals. She chairs the Global AI FP&A Committee and runs a number of high-profile initiatives in the area of modern financial analytics.

Larysa holds a Master of Science degree in physics of materials and is a qualified chartered management accountant (CIMA), chartered global management accountant (CGMA) and is a holder of an FP&A certification. She is also a member of the exam content writing team for the Association of Finance Professionals (AFP) FP&A certification.

Larysa is also a passionate conference speaker and writes articles on various FP&A-related subjects.

Alessandro Cardito

About Alessandro

Alessandro is an experienced international Financial Planning, Analysis and Commercial Finance Professional with extensive experience in turnaround and integration environment. His expertise ranges from strategic decision making in sourcing, cash flow improvements, Volume/Price/Mix analysis, Modelling, ROI Analysis and Assortment/Pricing decisions.

In his past Alessandro has setup and led Financial SOP, Planning operations, Commercial organization and pricing analysis, delivering exceptional growth, streamlining and team restructuring. He systematically enabled better forecast accuracy and financial planning through scenario analysis and leveraging new technologies to gain superior insights in a shorter amount of time.

Gordon Stuart

Chief Financial Officer, Unit4 London, United Kingdom

As the Chief Financial Officer at Unit4, Mr. Stuart is responsible for leading the company’s global finance organization and is a member of the company’s executive leadership and group board reporting directly to CEO, Mike Ettling. In this role, he oversees all financial functions, corporate development, mergers, acquisitions, integrations, legal and investor relations for the company.

He has over 25 years of experience leading financial organizations at global software and technology companies including Dell, London Bridge Software, Xansa, Alexander Mann Solutions, and TMF Group. He began his career at McKinsey & Co. As a global leader, Mr. Stuart has worked across many geographies in both publicly and privately owned companies and has extensive experience in leading transformation programmes, international expansion, development and implementation of corporate strategy, and M&A.

Mr. Stuart serves on the board of directors for SDL plc, the global leader in content management and language translation software and services.

Mr. Stuart holds a B.Sc from Strathclyde University and is a fellow of the ICAEW.

Alban de Vatteville

Nielsen Connect FPA Leader, Nielsen, Switzerland

Alban is leading Nielsen Connect FPA organization across 100+ markets and reports into Nielsen Connect CFO Yuneeb Khan.

Alban has 15+ years experience in Finance and is passionate about Organization, Technology and Sustainable High Performing teams.

During his career at Nielsen, he held multiple leadership roles and gain experience leading local, regional and functional finance teams. Today Nielsen Connect FPA organization is a flat and optimized organization of 100+ associates set up to support Business Stakeholders and ultimately Nielsen value creation process.

Alban holds a Master's Degree in Management from IPAG Business School.