As finance professionals, one of our biggest challenges is helping organisations prepare for the future. Unfortunately, even the biggest finance departments still aren’t equipped with crystal balls allowing us to see 3, 6, or 12 months ahead of time.
5 things that’ll make you a better FP&A Professional after joining our Masterclass with Jack Alexander
This year, we were proud to launch the first instalment of our exclusive Masterclass series with CFO turned advisor, author, and business coach, Jack Alexander.
FP&A is getting a major makeover. Rather than just pumping out quarterly reports and other finance formalities, CFOs and finance professionals are expected to take on far more strategic roles at their organisations.
When I started my finance career over 15 years ago, the role of CFOs and finance professionals was purely accounting orientated.
Companies are realising the huge potential of FP&A. Rather than thinking of financial planning and analytics as a financial support function, companies have made it their top priority to use FP&A to drive real value and growth.
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.
At Apliqo, we’re proud to be a part of TM1 Horizon 2020, the year’s largest global TM1 event. Kicking off at 8am Sydney Time (GMT – 10) on Tuesday, August 25th, this 24-hour event boasts content in 12 languages, including mainstage keynote presentations, customer case studies, TM1 lectures and tutorials, backstage interviews, specific product insights, and much more.
Many of the statistical tools taught at finance schools are underutilized in the workplace. However, many of these tools can help underline business issues, trends, and opportunities for improvement.
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 […]