FP&A done right Archives – Revelwood Knowledge Center
FP&A done right Archives – Revelwood Knowledge Center

“Why?” “Why?” “Why?” “Why?” “Why?” It’s maddening, right?  We’ve all been there. Every time you answer a question, another one is immediately fired back. Thankfully, my two sons have grown out of that stage. I, however, have not. If you were to ask me to list the traits of a great FP&A practitioner, Intellectual Curiosity would be at the top of the list. Without that, you simply become a task doer. While “doers” fill a very important role, your entire … Read More


This is a guest blog post from our partner Adaptive Insights.
When it comes to business, collaboration is vital. After all, no single department can do its job for long without the other departments pulling their own weight. Sales is no good if shipping can’t deliver; marketing falls flat if customer service keeps alienating users; everything grinds to a halt if human resources doesn’t provide the appropriate staffing. Read More


Seems simple enough, right? Not by a long shot. One of the two big C’s you must be prepared to facilitate is Change (Communication is the second one). I love change. I’m not talking about change simply for the sake of change. We all know there is enough of that. I’m referring to the change that comes about once you recognize that something is missing from your processes. When you realize there is a better, more efficient way to achieve your goals, step up and make the change happen. Be a Change Agent. Read More


FP&A Done Right Series “That’s the way we’ve always done it.” “I don’t know, we just send it to them every month.” AHHHHHH! Stop it!  When I get that response; it is like fingernails on a chalk board to me. It sends shivers up and down my spine. FP&A needs to add value at every step of the process. Focus on the up- and down-stream impacts of everything you do and make sure you understand the intent behind what you … Read More


FP&A Done Right Series Current Location. Destination. That’s it. That is all you need to provide your favorite mapping app for it to create a route. No current location? You will not know where to begin or how long it will take to get there. No destination? You will drive aimlessly with no end in sight. Your finance transformation or business process improvement is no different. We all recognize the need to determine our future state. But you also need … Read More


Fly…Fly; Ring…Ring; Wave…Wave; Bat…Bat In the above examples: Am I talking about a fly that’s buzzing around my head or are we getting on a plane to fly somewhere? Is that the ring from a telephone or a fancy diamond ring? Did someone just wave at you from across the room or are we going surfing on a big wave? Did we just see a bat fly out of a cave or did I pick up my bat and step … Read More


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