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Increasing FP&A's Effectiveness by Integrating Risk Management

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FP&A is naturally connected to risk management, as it already addresses volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity from efforts to forecast and project financials forward. FP&A studies trends and variances to plan, reacts to changes in the market and operations, and revises its estimations. Trends in risk management also bring FP&A and risk closer together; in recent years, the risk management field has been moving in a similar direction to finance, broadening its scope from event-driven losses to a forward-looking view of risk as anything that obscures the pursuit of value. AFP's latest FP&A Guide looks at how FP&A can improve its craft by incorporating risk management principles.

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Additional Resources

Risk Reporting Template
Member-Only
Step-by-step templates to help you get started on risk planning.

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FP&A Maturity Model
Develop a baseline for your current FP&A practice, and a roadmap to improve in various areas.

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