Does your organization often find itself trapped in an operating budget developed for an expected future that will not happen? What do you do when reality strikes and all those hours spent negotiating targets have been overcome by uncertainty? This was the reality for many organizations in 2020, as COVID-19 broke their traditional budgeting process. The year 2021 looks just as chaotic and uncertain as 2020. This session will show you how current budgeting practices (based on concepts from the 1920s) are permanently broken. Even better, it will show you how leading-edge companies have already found and implemented new ways to plan effectively in the 21st century. Come see how to develop an excellent FP&A function.
Steve Player serves as the Managing Director of Live Future Ready. He also leads the Beyond Budgeting Round Table North America (BBRTNA), working with companies to implement continuous planning processes. Steve has over 30 years of experience in improving performance management. He is the co-author of Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting and Beyond Performance Management and five other books. Steve interviews CFOs for the CFOThoughtLeaders.com website, discussing innovative finance and planning processes.
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