The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) has partnered with Bain & Company to meld the Company’s performance improvement expertise with AFP’s finance industry acumen in order to invest in industry-leading finance training for Bain’s clients. This partnership will also deliver the most cutting-edge industry insights on financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and treasury.
The organizations further plan to collaborate on thought leadership focused on critical and transformational CFO agenda items, such as ESG, advanced analytics and agile financial planning.
“In order for an organization to have a competitive advantage in today’s volatile and uncertain environment, it is essential that the skills of the CFO’s finance team are advancing in step with the investments being made in technology and business model innovation,” said Jim Kaitz, CEO and president of AFP. “Without a sustained commitment to upskilling, critical strategic initiatives, including digital transformation, are likely to fail.”
"Bain works with leading CFOs around the world and across nearly every industry, and among this group, we hear one recurring question: ‘how do we transform our finance organization to stay ahead as the world of business evolves?’” said Hernan Saenz, global head of Bain & Company’s Performance Improvement practice. “For most CFOs, the answer starts with investing in their teams. This new partnership will help drive capability building for our clients and their finance organizations, equipping them to meet even the boldest of transformation agendas.”
Attendees of AFP’s annual conference, AFP 2022, this October in Philadelphia, will have the opportunity to attend a session presented by Bain & Company titled, “Forecasting at Scale: A Global Transformation Story” within the Financial Planning and Analysis track.