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

Communicating Insights, Not Just Data
November 21, 2018

By John Sanchez, Managing Director of financial planning and training consultancy at The FPA Group, LLC.

John Sanchez is Managing Director of financial planning and training consultancy FPA Group, LLC . He has more than 20 years’ experience including working at a top ten accounting firm, mergers and acquisitions work for Fortune 500 companies, and leadership positions in consolidated business groups such as Royal Caribbean Cruises and AutoNation. John has substantial experience in capital and strategic planning with proven skills in large-scale budgeting, forecasting and financial planning.

Since his move into developing business training courses for financial professionals in the areas of communications, financial planning and analysis, budgeting and forecasting, John has established a clientele including solo start-ups and multi-billion dollar conglomerates in an eclectic array of industries. Among his many projects, he was hired by the Association of Financial Professionals (AFP) as the instructor for the inaugural exam preparation course for the Certified FP&A Professional certification.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and has served as a member of the board of directors for several organizations.

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fpajohn/

According to a 2017 IBM report, "Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. To put that into perspective, 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone." Those are some pretty staggering figures and businesses see the volume of their internally generated data growing all the time.

Brexometer for FP&A Professionals
November 20, 2018
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By David West, Sales and Marketing Director at Accountagility

Last month we discussed what the Brexometer is, how it works, and what it is made up of.  You will see below the latest reading for the month of November and the impact that Brexit is having on the otherwise robust British economy.

Let’s build an FP&A team!
November 20, 2018
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In the article, I would like to give you a short overview of the main opinions on this subject proposed by 43 leaders of Finance of global companies that have been discussed during the latest Amsterdam FP&A Board meeting.

Talent Management and Retention: How are some key areas of focus for FP&A professionals?
November 14, 2018

By Chris Ortega, MBA, Sr. Finance Manager at Emarsys, USA

So, you’re a C-suite executive, Vice President, Director, Manager, Senior, or Staff financial professional and a high potential and performance team member or members have left the company. The goal of this blog is to provide 5 success factors for retaining and building a FP&A dream team from the perspective of a high potential and performer millennial.