FP&A Insights

FP&A Insights is a collection of useful case studies from leading international companies and thought leadership insights from FP&A experts. We aim to help you keep track of the best practices in modern FP&A, recognise changes in the ever-evolving world of financial planning and analysis and be well equipped to deal with them.

Stay tuned for more blogs and articles from great authors.

FP&A Insights

Navigating in Turbulent Times: The secret of effective forecasting and how to use it to make your business more agile
January 9, 2019

By Steve Morlidge, Business Forecasting thought leader and Author

In this article, Steve Morlidge argues that the quality of business forecasting is unacceptably poor. He goes on to present six simple principles that will help executives significantly improve the performance of their forecast processes.

FP&A from Einstein’s perspective
January 8, 2019

By Irina Steenbeek, Founder, Data Crossroads 

Imagine you have 3 minutes to explain to a six year old what FP&A is and what  place it takes in a business ecosystem. Tough, isn’t it? What are things that a six year old would understand? For example, animals, right?

Develop a World Class FP&A Mind
January 3, 2019

By Khaled Chowdhury, Global FP&A Leader

A twenty nine year old newly minted FP&A manager for an NYSE listed public company sat in utter bewilderment across CEO and CFO, as the CFO said to CEO, “the most important position in his department is FP&A”.

Understanding your operation — get out there and do it!
January 2, 2019

By Robin Kiziak, Finance Manager at Wickes

At a high level, the best-performing organisations take a more rigorous approach to FP&A.  They have tightly integrated all the components of FP&A, merged operational and financial planning, and have a deep understanding of how operational metrics drive their financial results.

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