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

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


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
     

Watch the complete series:


  • Part I
    The Foundation

    The first five Principles are designed to provide a firm footing for FP&A 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

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

  • 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 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).