Data is King – you’ve probably heard (and likely repeated) this catchphrase more often than you can count. And it’s true; without good data, the decisions that make or break your business are based on guesswork.
Operational plans are crucial to any business; without them, a company would have no way to analyse the efficiency of the operations that keep it running. Unfortunately, however, properly gauging the effectiveness of your operational plans is extremely difficult if they aren’t integrated with company strategy.
The roles of finance executives and their teams have changed dramatically. Rather than being buried in spreadsheets and quarterly reports, modern CFOs and their teams need to be both analysts and strategists that can help steer their company in the right direction.
The times they are a-changin’. As we’ve said many times on our blog and throughout our FP&A Masterclass series, the role of CFOs and finance professionals has changed dramatically.
COVID-19 brought global business to a standstill. With the world’s second-largest economy in lockdown and strict quarantine restrictions in place all over the globe, businesses were suddenly thrown into the deep end of crisis planning.
Jack Alexander is a CFO turned advisor, author, and business coach. With over 40 years of management and financial leadership experience, Jack’s seen the world of FP&A evolve from the very front row.
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Now, McKinsey & Company released a short report confirming our biggest prediction; the best way to prepare your business for the uncertainty of COVID-19 is with Scenario Planning. “Uncertainty is the only certainty” Late February, COVID-19 crossed an infection point; cases outside China outnumbered those within the country for the first time since the initial […]
Understanding China’s Global Economic Role To better understand the potential economic repercussions of the coronavirus outbreak, we need to have a solid understanding of China’s role in the global economy. After launching its economic reform in 1979, China has shown impressive economic growth for almost 40 years. Today, China is the world’s second-largest economy and […]
Read on for a summary of Jack’s presentation and remember to watch the full webinar here for more insight. Tips for boosting cash flow 1. Understand that cash is king “Cash flow is the ultimate value driver,” says Jack. Any business, regardless of its niche, needs sufficient cash at all times in order to run […]