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    The FP&A Checklist for Period-End Closing

    The FP&A calendar is governed by period-end closing. Months, quarters and year-end closes provide the cadence and rhythm to our work.
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  • May 7, 2024

    Our Favorite Financial Analyses

    As a fun activity to accompany the release of the AFP FP&A Guide to What Is Financial Analysis, we asked the members of our three global FP&A Advisory Councils to share their favorite financial analyses.
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  • Mar 19, 2024

    Net Present Value vs. Internal Rate of Return

    Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) are two fundamental tools used in finance to assess and compare investment opportunities to make business decisions. Often, it is helpful to use both measures at the same time.
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