Financial Planning & Analysis and Performance Management is the essential desk reference for CFOs, FP&A professionals, investment banking professionals, and equity research analysts. With thought-provoking discussion and refreshing perspective, this book provides insightful reference for critical areas that directly impact an organization's effectiveness. From budgeting and forecasting, analysis, and performance management, to financial communication, metrics, and benchmarking, these insights delve into the cornerstones of business and value drivers. Dashboards, graphs, and other visual aids illustrate complex concepts and provide reference at a glance, while the author's experience as a CFO, educator, and general manager leads to comprehensive and practical analytical techniques for real world application.
Financial analysts are under constant pressure to perform at higher and higher levels within the realm of this consistently challenging function. Though areas ripe for improvement abound, true resources are scarce--until now. This book provides real-world guidance for analysts ready to:
Assess performance of FP&A function and develop improvement program
Improve planning and forecasting with new and provocative thinking
Step up your game with leading edge analytical tools and practical solutions
Plan, analyze and improve critical business and value drivers
Build analytical capability and effective presentation of financial information
Effectively evaluate capital investments in uncertain times