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Webcast Summary

Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) are among the most crucial skills finance teams bring to their companies. Finance teams help inform their companies' strategic decisions not only by interpreting financial data but also by outlining future scenarios and advising how their companies ought to plan for them. 

But many finance teams are unable to focus on forward-looking endeavors because they continue to spend most of their time gathering and verifying the accuracy of the data they require for FP&A.

During this Webcast, we will reveal how finance teams can establish FP&A as a priority by streamlining administrative tasks, including data collection. We will discuss:

  • How to determine which activities your finance team performs are the best candidates for automation,
  • Which aspects of FP&A are essential for finance teams to develop in-house, and
  • How to apply the latest methodologies and technological advances to accelerate the timeframe in which your finance team contributes value to your company through FP&A.

About the Panelists

Rachele Collins, Principal Research Lead, Financial Management, APQC

As principal research lead, Rachele Collins, Ph.D., is responsible for APQC's best-practices research in financial management, including the development of the research agenda, working with partners and alliances, serving APQC's members, presenting thought leadership, and developing new relationships and connections. She previously served as a senior research analyst for human capital and knowledge management with APQC.
Stephen Elliott, Director, The Hackett Group

Stephen Elliott is a Director with The Hackett Group's EPM, ERP, and Analytics practice who works with finance organizations to optimize performance.

About the Moderator

Joe Fleischer, Editorial Director, Finance Channel, Argyle Executive Forum
In his role as finance channel editorial director with Argyle Executive Forum, Joe Fleischer focuses on developing webinars on topics that reflect the primary concerns and priorities of senior finance executives. He is based in New York.
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Field of Study: Finance
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 1 

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