Technology Helps Year-End Budget Processes
Many annual budgeting and forecasting practices remain plagued by the same-old deficiencies.
How to Forecast Growth in the Age of the Overnight Policy Whipsaw
Finance and tax departments have little choice but to build forecasting models that can accommodate a number of different variables.
Four Ways Forecasting Goes Wrong
Only 1% of organizations achieve 90% forecasting accuracy 30 days out. Here's why.
The Growing Importance of Forecasting
Few CFOs take the time to forecast their balance sheets, preferring to rely on their P&Ls to monitor their cash levels.
Quick, Back-to-Basics Read for New CFOs
In "The Successful CFO," the author offers five focus areas for new CFOs and some “pearls of wisdom” for those who have been at the helm for years.
Why You Should Take the “F” Out of FP&A
A purely financial focus leads to damaging short-termism, KPMG says. Instead, put the focus on longer-term integrated business planning.
The Crowdsourcing of Earnings Estimates
The surge of available estimates could make it easier for CFOs to raise capital for their companies, a scholar says.
Cash-Flow Forecasting Still Vexing
Why is cash-flow forecasting still so frustrating for treasury departments?
Mounting Geopolitical Risk Adds to Earnings Uncertainty
Half of finance executives say their companies face greater risks in general now than three years ago: AFP study.
Bullish on the Economy, Bearish on Expectations
CFOs are optimistic about the U.S. economy under a Trump administration, but are unclear on how their companies will benefit, according to new data.
Forecasting: Looking for Weak Signals
Forecasting the future is a tough act, but there are strategies and signals available that create a useful framework.