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8 Differences Between Accounting and FP&ATwo forces are moving in tandem to tempt accounting personnel to move into financial planning and analysis (FP&A). First is a change at the corporate level. In recent years, organizations realized they needed staff with finance skills to improve forecasting and modeling and to work with the business. The second is more personal.
Managing Reorgs and Purple People at ShellAs part of our APAC FP&A Advisory Council series profiling individual council members, AFP’s Director of FP&A Practice Bryan Lapidus, FPAC, spoke with Sai "Giri" Giridhar, Finance Director at Shell Energy India.
APAC FP&A Advisory Council: How Do We Forecast Now?The AFP Asia-Pacific Financial Planning & Analysis Advisory Council (FPAAC) met to discuss what financial forecasting looks like now when there are so many disruptions. The group talked about defining their financial guidelines, re-examining budgeting and forecasting processes, and changing metrics used to operate the company.
FPAC: Making a Successful Transition from Accounting to FP&AAFP recently caught up with Kamlesh Bhojwani, FPAC, senior director and head of Finance, Facilities & Finance Shared Services at AMH’s Global Capability Center (GCC) in India, to discuss his decision to earn the FPAC, and how it has affected his life and career journey.
FPAC Profile - Kelvin Chu: An Advocate for Modern Accounting Found FP&AKelvin Chu, CA, CFA, FPAC located in New Zealand, started his career in audit. It provided him with first-hand insights into how different finance disciplines would collaborate and drive financial values.
FP&A is the Forefront of TransformationAFP recently spoke with Connagh Hopkins, head of Business Planning and Reporting for Western Power, as part of our spotlight on members of our APAC FP&A Advisory Council (FPAAC). Hopkins shared with us her perspective on using 'finance' to describe her role and her thoughts on educating others to see past assumptions of the description.
AFP Announces 2022 Asia-Pacific Advisory CouncilThe overall objective of FPAAC is to establish a networking and advisory group for FP&A practitioners from APAC organizations to discuss best practices, common challenges and innovative initiatives, as well as network with their peers. The council members have contributed their time and effort to creating a regional conference, webinars, and a string of articles illuminating best and emerging practices.
Better Business Partnering Leads to Better Strategy
CFOs have been transforming FP&A for years, largely through the implementation of technologies and new terms of art. Jim Kaitz of AFP hosted the authors of Bain & Company’s research report examining why FP&A Is Falling Short of CFO Expectations. Bain’s expert partner on finance and digital transformation Steve Beam will join business partnering expert Anders Liu-Lindberg and AFP’s Bryan Lapidus as they dive into the substance of Bain’s report, discuss recommendations for how FP&A can become a better business partner, and share their own findings and perspectives. WATCH
FPAC: Remaining Agile Through Constant Change
Junn Nguyen, FPAC
Senior Financial Analyst
FP&A Profile: The Pandemic Led to His Dream Job
Tharanga Gunasekara, FPAC
Finance Performance Analyst
FPAC: Using Finance to Focus on Decision-Making Process
Adrien Hebert, FPAC
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