A New Planning Paradigm for CFOs
Is there a planning exercise that assimilates FP&A and S&OP? One that can harmonize, balance, and account for both leading and lagging indicators?
CFOs Want FP&A to Marshal Value Creation
FP&A teams should spend less time explaining the numbers and more time working with the business to manage them.
In Pursuit of Better Analytics
Finance analytics is maturing at an accelerated pace, but the standards, tools, and talent still have a way to go.
4 Ways for Finance to Partner With the Business
A software CFO prioritizes cross-training, embedding staffers in each company unit, readiness to handle cost overruns, and formal out-of-budget requests.
Private Equity CFOs Face Extra Complexities
Responsibilities for financial reporting, FP&A, systems implementation, capital needs, and more can be heavier than other private company CFOs experience.
High Demand for CFOs Creates Career Opportunities
But finance chiefs in job-search mode should take care not to take advantage of an opportunity prematurely, a top recruiter says.
Why Finance Should Lead Sustainability Efforts
Companies that wait for government sustainability standards may see declining brand reputation and financial investment.
The 12 Key Principles of Financial Planning and Analysis
The Institute of Management Accountants offers principles for building an FP&A foundation, establishing accountability, and taking FP&A to the next level.
Surgical Firm Drives Growth Via Value-Based Care
Taking on the risk of underperforming cost and quality targets, a CFO deals with health care payers and analyzes operations across a 215-facility network.
The Two-Step Process for Achieving Agility
CFOs should push their companies to simplify planning and amplify the transfer of knowledge across the organization, says a CFO-turned-CEO.
Mismatch: Finance Roles’ Importance vs. Performance
Finance executives weigh in as strident critics of their teams' — and their own — performance in key disciplines.