There are three aspects to becoming a better business partner: building the trust with the business leaders, deploying the right collaborative technology and realigning the finance organization to support a closer working relationship.

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  • Oct 5, 2023

    Bridging Data Science and FP&A

    By building relationships and changing mindsets, a Director of FP&A was able to flip a siloed work culture and skills deficit in a newly formed FP&A team, elevating the entire team to award-winning and vital business partners.
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  • Jun 27, 2023

    An Urgent Revamp to Reporting

    After a private equity firm acquired a professional services company, a VP of FP&A came on to overhaul the monthly reporting for the new management and owners. The VP was tasked with bolstering the technical ability to get the reporting out and the challenge of designing reports that meet the different needs of various stakeholders.
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  • May 5, 2023

    Getting Your Talent Right Matters for FP&A

    In 1975, 83% of the market value of S&P 500 companies was composed of tangible assets such as PPE (property, plant and equipment), inventory, cash, land or stuff you could touch. By 2020, that was down to 10%. The intangibles include goodwill, brand equity, licensing, customer lists, R&D, and intellectual capital assets such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, preference rights and data capabilities. They also include the value of human capital.
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