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

FP&A’s Push to Transform from Cost to Collaborator
May 1, 2019

By Ken Fick, President and CEO at Pierce The Fog LLC

Defining exactly what Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) does has always been tough. Most people place FP&A in the Office of the CFO, and that makes sense, for many of us have certainly played the role of CFO a time or two, but as business partners, strategists and advisors, that is also not necessarily a perfect fit and as our roles continue to expand to become the central hub of corporate analytic and reporting this categorization may change.

Using Analytics to Enhance Decision Making
April 30, 2019

By John Sanchez, Keynote Speaker, Corporate Trainer and Author

The crux of the analytics movement is making better decisions and more organizations are moving towards a data-driven culture, but only about a third of organizations surveyed said they would describe their current culture as data-driven. So, where is the disconnect?

Using Economics in Your Financial Plans
April 24, 2019

By Karl Kern, Accountant / Lecturer / Writer

A financial plan is a product used for guiding people’s actions toward the accumulation of wealth.  As a product a financial plan is created from a variety of sources.  One source used for creating a financial plan is economics.

Brexometer for FP&A Professionals: April Reading
April 19, 2019

By David West, Director at Accountagility

This month the Accountagility Index (AAX) moved up six basis points to 5.09.  Last month it was 5.03.  The Index records UK political and economic health in a score out of ten.  Any score below 5.00 is negative. Given the torrent of bad news, this move upwards may seem counter-intuitive.