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Best Practices FP&A Learn Series - Part I : The Foundation

Watch now Part I of our Learn Series to discover the 12 Principles of Best Practice FP&A


 The first five Principles are designed to provide a firm footing for Financial Planning & Analytics and establish high functioning FP&A. 

  • Principle 1:
    Translate strategy into actionable plans
  • Principle 2:
    Identify resources needed to deliver projects, meet plan results, and build those resources into the budget
  • Principle 3:
    Document how operational plans will drive financial results and monitor the progress of those plans
  • Principle 4:
    Get the story behind the numbers (the business reasons for the variance to plan)
  • Principle 5:
    Promote agility - take action when falling behind financial or operational goals
     

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  • Part II
    Building a Culture of Accountability

    The next three Principles are designed to help foster a culture of accountability.

    Principle 6: Cascade both financial and operational goals
    Principle 7: Hold people accountable for delivering financial results
    Principle 8: Hold people accountable for delivering operational results

    Best Practices FP&A Learn Series - Part II : Building a Culture of Accountability

  • Part III
    Taking FP&A to the Next Level

    The last four Principles are designed to help take FP&A to the next level by focusing on business drivers and integrating them into FP&A.

    Principle 9: Identify what drives success in the business and develop measures for those drivers.
    Principle 10: Establish long term and shorter targets for the drivers.
    Principle 11: Develop initiatives and projects to achieve the targets.
    Principle 12: Monitor results and tie them to incentives

    Best Practices FP&A Learn Series - Part III : Taking FP&A to the Next Level

  • Part IV
    A Case Study in Best Practice FP&A

    This final wrap-up to the 12 Principles of Best Practice FP&A series covers real-life examples of how organizations are applying the 12 principles to drastically improve FP&A processes. 

    Best Practices FP&A Learn Series - Part IV : A Case Study in Best Practice FP&A


Speaker

  • Lawrence Serven - Author of 12 Principles of Best Practice FP&A

    Lawrence is an internationally recognized subject-matter expert on Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM). He is the founder and former CEO of XLerant, Inc., a leading EPM software company.
    He is also the author of the 12 Principles of Best Practice FP&A and Value Planning: The New Approach to Building Value Every Day (J. Wiley & Sons).