FP&A

An introduction to the most important business partnering skills on a an orange background with an illustration.

What Are The Most Important Business Partnering Skills?

Business partnering is nothing new. The need for business partnerships is more important than ever, though, as the commercial environment of today grows more unreliable and chaotic. As a result, you require business partnering skills to succeed in financial planning and analysis. A company’s ability to make decisions quickly and effectively is becoming increasingly important …

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An introduction to the first 100 days roadmap of an FP&A analyst on an orange background with an illustration.

First 100 Days Roadmap of An FP&A Analyst

FP&A analysts are responsible for analyzing and forecasting a company’s financial performance and providing insights to support decision-making. They may also be involved in budgeting, financial modeling, and preparing reports and presentations to communicate financial results to stakeholders. FP&A analysts typically work in finance departments and may report to an FP&A manager or director. They …

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Mega FP&A Guide for Finance Professionals

The series of strategic tasks known as FP&A—planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis—enables a business’s continued financial stability and capacity for expansion. Also, by fusing corporate strategy with decision-making, FP&A improves the finance department’s capacity to oversee performance. Therefore I created an FP&A Mega Guide, which is a compilation of my best visual content for FP&A …

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An Introduction to my guide to analyze and reduce overhead expenses.

How Can You Analyze and Reduce Overhead Expenses?

Overhead expenses are the ongoing costs of running a business that is not directly related to the production of goods or services. These expenses include things like rent, utilities, insurance, and administrative costs. They are also known as indirect costs or operating expenses. While they are necessary for the smooth operation of a business, they …

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The 5 WHYs – Ultimate Tool for Root Cause Analysis in Finance

Five whys (or 5 whys) is an iterative interrogative technique used to explore the cause-and-effect relationships underlying a particular problem. The primary goal of the technique is to determine the root cause of a defect or problem by repeating the question “Why?”. Each answer forms the basis of the next question. The “five” in the …

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The 12 FP&A Principles for Finance Professionals

More than 700 businesses from all around the world took part in a survey that Lawrence Serven and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) created. The methodology used in this survey set it apart from others. Previous studies concentrated on a certain approach before going backward to identify success stories. Instead, the IMA survey concentrated …

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