Streamlining FP&A in 2021 with Jack Alexander

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.

Throughout 2020 Jack has been an essential part of Apliqo, heading a series of unique FP&A masterclasses. Today we’re proud to announce that Jack has renewed his partnership with Apliqo for 2021 and has laid down the foundations for a new, exclusive series of masterclasses designed to help you streamline all aspects of your FP&A operations.

Keep reading for an overview of Jack’s upcoming webinars and remember to register early to save your seat.

2020 was a hard year for business. But the many financial and operational challenges companies faced this year also provided plenty of opportunities to reflect, learn, and grow.

In the first instalment of Jack’s new masterclass series, we’ll take a bird’s eye view at some of the key learnings from our previous masterclasses, as well as the lessons we learned as we navigate the murky waters of FP&A post-COVID-19.

Presenting and Communicating FP&A Business Results and Analysis

Thursday, March 4, 2021 – 15:00 (CET)

Identifying the key findings of your company’s FP&A data can be challenging enough, but properly presenting and reporting those findings is a whole other ball game. After all, most of the people reading our reports and projections aren’t finance professionals.

In this masterclass, Jack will walk us through his top tips on how to clearly and effectively communicate the findings from your FP&A analysis.

Relevant KPIs and Dashboards in FP&A

Thursday, April 15, 2021 – 15:00 (CEST)

As a CFO or financial manager, you’re likely drowning in data. Knowing which KPIs are central to your business and taking advantage of the right reporting dashboards, however, can simplify your reporting processes and strengthen your analysis.

In this third installment of Jack’s masterclass series, you’ll learn how to identify the key finance KPIs relevant to your business and how to use the right dashboards to take your analysis a step further.

FP&A Deep Dive on Business Projections

Thursday, May 27, 2021 – 15:00 (CEST)

Business projections are one of the building blocks of FP&A. In this masterclass, we’ll take an in-depth look at the many different types of business forecasts, their strengths and weaknesses, and when/how to implement them to achieve the best results.

FP&A Fast Track – Implementing Rolling and Extended Forecasts

Thursday, July 8, 2021 – 15:00 (CEST)

Rolling or extended forecasts are a key element of financial planning and analytics in today’s rapidly changing business world.

In this masterclass, Jack will show you how to implement rolling forecasts and get up-to-date projections aligned with immediate changes in your business environment.

Beyond FP&A – Developing Predictive and Analytical Models

Thursday, August 19, 2021 – 21:00 (CEST)

Regardless of how advanced our planning processes might seem, there simply is no way to predict the future. However, as the world of FP&A continues to evolve, so do our options for developing more sophisticated planning models.

In this final installment of Jack’s masterclass series, we’ll take you on a tour of the development of smarter predictive and analytical FP&A models.

Visit our masterclass page for a full rundown of Jack’s upcoming masterclasses and save your seat today!

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