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How to Improve the Quality of Your FP&A Functions

 
  John W. Braine, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC  
   
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As more companies implement financial planning and analysis (FP&A), more frequent conversations are addressing whether there is too narrow a focus on financial areas and short-term results.

There are many advantages in shifting the financial planning and analysis focus from short-term results to supporting long-term goals in all areas.

For example, findings of financial planning processes like root cause analysis should drive solutions aligned with strategic goals that are both financial and operational.

A former enterprise CFO acting as an on-demand CFO is a valuable FP&A resource: a project CFO or part-time CFO applies authoritative best practices to view FP&A as an organization-wide and fully integrated process that improves planning, decision making and performance.

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