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

Financial Modelling and Automation
December 6, 2018

By Mohammed Hussain, Senior FP&A Analyst at BCA Logistics Limited

Mohammed is an advocate for clean financial modelling and process automation. His key function is "modern" problem solving by blending traditional Excel techniques with BI as a visualisation tool. He strives to produce models that are transparent and easily understood by the end user. This is achieved through efficient Workbook and Worksheet design, and VBA.

His transcendent goal is life is to help others recognise where they can introduce efficiencies in their work in the hope that this extends to other areas of their lives.

LinkedIn account: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohammedafhussain/

Disclaimer: Financial Modelling has no strict “right” or “wrong” method of application. It does, however, have forms of best practice and this what this article attempts to highlight

Building FP&A of the Future
December 4, 2018
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By Mitan PatelDigital & Technology Finance Analyst at Sainsbury's

Following on from the success of the 7th London FP&A Circle, I had the pleasure of attending the 21st London FP&A Board which shares the latest professional trends and developments with the UK FP&A community, open exclusively by invitation to senior finance practitioners.

Driver-Based Planning Maturity: Creating Value With More Effective Rolling Forecasts
December 4, 2018

Dean Sorensen, Founder of IBP Collaborative

Mature driver-based planning models are an essential component of effective rolling forecast processes in complex, global organizations.  They provide the foundation for profitable growth by enabling strategy and cost structures to quickly self adjust to changing business objectives and market conditions.

Preparing for Future in Finance in a Digitalized World
November 29, 2018
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By Siva Raj Jeyarajah, Executive Vice President at Maybank

Siva Raj Jeyarajah is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is the Head of the Finance, Methods and Risk Management Department of Maybank’s Group Operations Division. Siva Raj is a qualified Accountant and holds the ACCA qualification and the CPA certification, including a BSc (Hons) from the National University of Malaysia. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK).

Siva Raj joined Maybank in 1995, starting off his career as a Graduate Trainee in Maybank at the Branch, after which he went on assuming roles in Management Reporting, Business Planning, Financial Analysis, Data warehousing and Business Intelligence in various Divisions within Maybank Group. Siva Raj had also represented Maybank on the Supervisory Board of their associate company, Uzbek Leasing International in Uzbekistan, in 2013.

Siva Raj Jeyarajah's LinkedIn account: www.linkedin.com/in/siva-raj-jeyarajah-4a9443a4/

There’s a lot of buzz nowadays with regards to digitalization and how we all need to be ready for significant changes in our working environment and businesses.

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