Popular Finance Articles

    • 8 Differences Between Accounting and FP&A

      Two 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 Shell

      As 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&A

      AFP 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.
    • FP&A is the Forefront of Transformation

      AFP 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 Council

        The 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.
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            Recent Webinars

            • 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

            FP&A Profiles

            Read in-depth profiles about professionals working in the financial planning and analysis community.

            Junn Nguyen

            FPAC: Remaining Agile Through Constant Change

            Junn Nguyen, FPAC
            Senior Financial Analyst
            Illumina, Singapore

            Nozomi AbeFPAC: Developing a Career in FP&A

            Nozomi Abe, FPAC
            Financial Analyst
            Qualcomm, Japan

            Tharanga Gunasekara_FPAC

            FP&A Profile: The Pandemic Led to His Dream Job

            Tharanga Gunasekara, FPAC
            Finance Performance Analyst
            AMP Australia

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