• This is a busy time of year for FP&A professionals, with planning and budgeting for 2017 well under way in most organizations.  In a recent blog post, I called out FP&A as the “cool” department in Finance that is attracting the interest of many Finance professionals. 

    I also interviewed Nilly Essaides, the Director and Practice Lead, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) at the Association for Financial Professionals to get her perspective on what’s attracting people to careers in FP&A.   Since then, Nilly has been busy collecting survey data and the AFP recently published their 2016 FP&A

    Posted by on November 1, 2016
    Topics: FP&A
  • From what I'm hearing, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) is becoming the "cool" department within Finance that many professionals seek to work in.  Why?  Probably because FP&A is less focused on the day to day transaction processing and more focused on forward-looking analysis and strategy for the business.  

    I recently had a chance to connect with Nilly Essaides, the Director and Practice Lead, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) at the Association for Financial Professionals.  Here's what she had to say about what's new and what's coming in FP&A.

    John:  Please tell us about the AFP

    Posted by on September 13, 2016
    Topics: Planning
  • The role of finance is evolving quickly, and many organizations are investing heavily in the FP&A function to gain more strategic focus within finance and to extend their reach across the enterprise.

    This was the focus of a recent Argyle virtual event sponsored by Host Analytics at which the panelists discussed the role of CFOs in today's business world, and the increased focus on financial planning and analysis (FP&A).

    It started off with the results of a survey highlighting the relationship between CFOs and CEOs, and how that relationship has evolved over the years. About 44 percent

    Posted by on June 8, 2016
    Topics: FP&A
  • As the emergence of digital continues to flood the marketplace with new business data, organizations are evaluating the endless array of tools to help manage, understand, and leverage this data to drive more measurable results.

    Within the finance world, this has translated into an increased focus on financial planning and analysis, and the potential benefits to be gained from investments into these capabilities.

    Argyle Executive Forum, in partnership with Host Analytics, surveyed leading finance executives across the U.S. on their organizations’ investments into FP&A, the goal of

    Posted by on April 5, 2016
    Topics: FP&A