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.
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.
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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?
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.
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.