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Last year, Gartner coined the term xP&A, proclaiming that it is the natural evolution of planning, and projected that it will become mainstream by 2022, and the majority of new FP&A projects by 2024. The aim of xP&A is to apply FP&A tools to any department within the organization that produces business plans, and layer in automated forecasting, thereby increasing the velocity of forecasting and simultaneously deriving forecasts from teams that are close to information sources.
Employing static budgets alone is insufficient for long-term planning. Finance and accounting departments across the globe are evolving into increasingly more capable financial planning and analysis (FP&A) teams, focusing on forecasting, strategic planning and analytics.
Danny Shiu, CTP, FP&A discusses what ultimately led him to seek out the AFP's Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credential, which was exactly the right designation to help him advance his career.
Finding the right talent is becoming harder. Nowhere is this more evident than in the role of financial planning and analysis (FP&A). It requires professionals to forecast a company’s financials using an intimate understanding of the organization’s historical performance and the key assumptions and trends that will shape its future.
In this webinar, an expert panel will outline what boards expect from finance and treasury today, expectations to drive greater liquidity, and strategies to protect cash, liquidity and balance sheets. Key discussion points include working capital management, borrowing strategies, FX hedging and organic currency reduction, cost reduction initiatives, and Panelists will also discuss best practices clients use in managing through the storm to keep an even keel.
In this episode of AFP Conversations, Jim Kaitz, President and CEO of AFP, discusses professional development with Mark McGivney, Chief Financial Officer of Marsh and McLennan Companies. This interview covers the skills that finance professionals will need to continue to be competitive, as well as the short and long-term impact of COVID-19 on finance organizations.
Read in-depth profiles about professionals working in the financial planning and analysis community.
City Mental Health Alliance
Regional Head of FP&A
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Johnson & Johnson
FP&A Leader for APAC