Warren Buffett once said, 'someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago', and when it comes to financial planning and analysis (FP&A), this phrase rings loudly for those currently enjoying the shade, while their competitors struggle in the heat of the sun.
The process that was once a back-office function has been transformed into a vital strategic advisor and the impact of FP&A is being keenly felt by those companies that have successfully implemented it.
With that in mind, the CFO team has created this Guide to FP&A Trends in 2019 featuring insights, case studies and reflections from a wide variety of notable industry figures, including speakers from our upcoming summits.
Inside, we speak with members of finance teams from Clarks, Intertek, Betteridge and many more, to learn the insider view on trends and challenges that FP&A has presented, as well as two case studies on its successful implementation.
There's also a focus on how FP&A can support rapid decision-making and flexible planning, the impact of data science on the finance function, transforming your FP&A function with AI, and how FP&A is being transformed from a back-office function to a strategic advisor.
In addition, readers can also get the latest insights from the world's leading FP&A professionals.
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