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Five Common FP&A Obstacles - and Solutions

Andrew Deichler, gtnews | 28 April

Today’s financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals face a plethora of challenges. Following a handful of meetings with FP&A professionals in Qatar, Dubai, Singapore and Ireland, Larysa Melnychuk, managing director of the FP&A Club of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), reflected on the biggest obstacles to FP&A, and possible solutions to overcome them.

Product Pruning: Treasury’s Key Role

John Hintze, gtnews | 27 April

Unilever has sold off food brands; General Electronic recently announced the sale of its iconic appliance business and plans to sell most of its finance arm; Hewlett-Packard has been finding new homes for units domestically and abroad; Baxter International is splitting itself in two, creating a new biopharmaceutical company. And the list goes on…

When Less is More: Reasons for Shrinking the Corporate Empire

Peter Williams, gtnews | 23 April

General Electric’s decision to sell the majority of its financial businesses and return to its industrial roots is a stunning example of deliberate downsizing. On April 10, GE announced that it was starting a journey to create a simpler, more valuable company by spinning off much of that financial arm though the sale of most of GE Capital’s assets.