Financial planning & analysis and performance management

Financial Planning & Analysis and Performance Management is the essential desk reference for CFOs, FP&A professionals, investment banking professionals, and equity research analysts.

Financial planning & analysis and performance management

Jack Alexander

Wiley

2018

Abstract

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
The most effective analysts are those who are constantly striving for improvement, always seeking new solutions, and forever in pursuit of enlightening resources with real, useful information. Packed with examples, practical solutions, models, and novel approaches, Financial Planning & Analysis and Performance Management is an invaluable addition to the analyst’s professional library. Access to a website with many of the tools introduced are included with the purchase of the book.

CONTENTS
Part one: undamentals and key FP & A capabilities
1 Financial Planning & Analysis and Business Performance Management
2 Fundamentals of Finance
3 Key Analytical Tools and Concepts
4 Developing Predictive and Analytical Models
5 Building Analytical Capability
6 Communicating and Presenting Financial Information

Part Two Performance Management

7 Business Performance Management
8 Dashboards and Key Performance Indicators
9 Institutionalizing Performance Management
10 Measuring and DrivingWhat’s Important:Innovation, Agility, and Human Capital
11 The External View: Benchmarking Performance and Competitive Analysis
12 Business Projections and Plans: Introduction and Best Practices
13 Budgets, Operating Plans, and Forecasts
14 Long-Term Projections

Part Four Planning and Analysis for Critical Business and Value Drivers

15 Revenue and Gross Margins 329

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Jack Alexander, Financial planning & analysis and performance management, Wiley, 2018

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