Financial Planning & Analysis and Performance Management

Financial Planning & Analysis and Performance Management

Business & Money
ISBN: 1119491487 Format: PDF Edition: 1 edition Date: June 13, 2018 Pages: 640 pages Language: English

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Critical insights for savvy financial analysts
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.


Chapter 1. Financial Planning & Analysis and Business Performance Management

Part One Fundamentals and Key FP&A Capabilities
Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Finance
Chapter 3. Key Analytical Tools and Concepts
Chapter 4. Developing Predictive and Analytical Models
Chapter 5. Building Analytical Capability
Chapter 6. Communicating and Presenting Financial Information

Part Two Performance Management
Chapter 7. Business Performance Management
Chapter 8. Dashboards and Key Performance Indicators
Chapter 9. Institutionalizing Performance Management
Chapter 10. Measuring and DrivingWhat’s Important: Innovation, Agility, and Human Capital
Chapter 11. The External View: Benchmarking Performance and Competitive Analysis

Part Three Business Projections and Plans
Chapter 12. Business Projections and Plans: Introduction and Best Practices
Chapter 13. Budgets, Operating Plans, and Forecasts
Chapter 14. Long-Term Projections

Part Four Planning and Analysis for Critical Business and Value Drivers
Chapter 15. Revenue and Gross Margins
Chapter 16. Operating Expenses and Effectiveness
Chapter 17. Capital Management and Cash Flow: Working Capital
Chapter 18. Capital Management and Cash Flow: Long-Term Assets
Chapter 19. Risk, Uncertainty, and the Cost of Capital

Part Five Valuation and Capital Investment Decisions
Chapter 20. Capital Investment Decisions: Introduction and Key Concepts
Chapter 21. Capital Investment Decisions: Advanced Topics
Chapter 22. Business Valuation and Value Drivers
Chapter 23. Analysis of Mergers and Acquisitions

Part Six Summary
Chapter 24. Summary and Where to from Here?

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