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.

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FP&A Insights

The Challenge of FP&A: The Core Conflict
January 30, 2019
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By Thorsteinn Siglaugsson, Consultant / Corporate Trainer / Manager

An INSEAD MBA and entrepreneur Thorsteinn has over 20 years of experience in management, consulting and training. He is chairman of Ultima BV, a company specialized in developing driver-based planning and budgeting solutions. He also runs his own consultancy with a focus on improving business performance, using the Beyond Budgeting approach to planning and budgeting, and the Logical Thinking Process methodology for strategy formulation and improvement programs, both in consulting assignments and corporate training. Thorsteinn is a member of the Beyond Budgeting Roundtable and a certified expert in The Logical Thinking Process.

Thorsteinn Siglaugsson)s LinkedIn account: www.linkedin.com/in/siglaugsson/

In the first part of this discussion we identified the root cause that prevents FP&A to deliver its full value. In fact we have identified a core conflict of FP&A. This conflict can be described in different ways. 

Through the Looking Glass: Finance in 2025
January 25, 2019
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By Nilly Essaides, Senior Research Director Finance/EPM at The Hackett Group 

Several forces will reshape the way finance will be organized in seven to 10 years. Share your vision and help create alternative models for the future look of the finance function.

Finance and HR — time to join forces?
January 24, 2019
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By Bjarte Bogsnes, Vice President Performance Management Development at Statoil

I belong to the rather small group of Finance people who also have worked in Human Resources. The four years I headed up HR in the petrochemicals company Borealis was a great experience (after heading up Finance where we kicked out the budget already back in 1995, another great experience!).

Brexometer for FP&A Professionals: January Reading
January 23, 2019
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By David West, Sales and Marketing Director at Accountagility

In compiling the Brexometer , certain political factors are assessed. This month these factors are moving around considerably, even on a daily basis.  For your interest though, here are some of the key political assumptions used for the January 2019 Brexometer reading.