Thomas E. Conine Jr.
Usage of Variance Analysis Is, Well, Variable
While it's not debatable that variance analysis is an important FP&A tool, companies differ in how they apply it.
‘Uncontrollables’ Are No Excuse for Missing Your Numbers
As tempting as it can be to blame uncontrollable factors for variances to plan, effective leaders instead prepare for mitigating the impact.
Strong Dollar Plays Havoc with Multinationals’ Margins
Operating margins for U.S. companies with subsidiaries in Europe or Japan are getting whacked by foreign exchange this year.
When Should You Give Investors Their Money Back?
It's when operating returns don't exceed estimated your estimated cost of capital, rounded up to the next whole number.