Financial planning & analysis and performance management / by Jack Alexander
By: Alexander, Jack.Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2018Description: xxviii, 612 p. ; electronic resource.ISBN: 9781119491484.Subject(s): Finance | Performance management | Forecasting | Budgeting | Business planning | StrategyOnline resources: Download as an eBook
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Financial planning & analysis and business performance management. FUNDAMENTALS AND KEY FP&A CAPABILITIES: Fundamentals of finance -- Key analytical tools and concepts -- Developing predictive and analytical models -- Building analytical capability -- Communicating and presenting financial information. PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT: Business performance management -- Dashboards and key performance indicators -- Institutionalizing performance management -- Measuring and driving what's important: innovation, agility, and human capital -- The external view: benchmarking performance and competitive analysis. BUSINESS PROJECTIONS AND PLANS: Business projections and plans: introduction and best practices -- Budgets, operating plans, and forecasts -- Long-term projects. PLANNING AND ANALYSIS FOR CRITICAL BUSINESS AND VALUE DRIVERS: Revenue and gross margins -- Operating expenses and effectiveness -- Capital management and cash flow: working capital -- Capital management and cash flow: long-term assets -- Risk, uncertainty, and the cost of capital. VALUATION AND CAPITAL INVESTMENT DECISIONS: Capital investment decisions: introduction and key concepts -- Capital investment decisions: advanced topics -- Business valuation and value drivers -- Analysis of mergers and acquisitions. SUMMARY: Summary and where to from here?
Discusses critical areas that impact an organisation's effectiveness, including budgeting and forecasting, analysis and performance management, metrics and benchmarking. Provides guidance to assess financial performance and improve planning and forecasting. Looks into how to evaluate capital investments in uncertain times.