The author, one of the founders and secretaries of the London Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Clubs in early 2013, was instrumental in launching similar clubs last autumn in Moscow and Kiev. As she reports, the progress achieved by both over recent months is currently threatened by the deteriorating political situation caused by Russia's annexation of the Crimea and uncertainty over the future of Ukraine.
Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world. It works in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights, with the aim of lifting millions of children out of poverty. The scale of the organisation in terms of its treasury operation is reflected in the fact that in 2013, Plan worked with 78m children in 90,229 different communities worldwide.
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Chances are your financial planning and analysis team spent a good chunk of 2013 measuring the value of departments, projects and initiatives throughout your company. However, there's one group in your company that most likely has never received such attention—yourselves.Analytics and Business Intelligence: One in the Same?
Once a "nice-to-have," applying analytics is now mission-critical due to increasingly thinner margins for decision error. Yet analytics often is confused with business intelligence, or BI. Moving US Payments Foward: What's the Holdup?
Treasury and finance professionals who are focused on payments are looking for ways to modernize the United States payments system, if discussions at the recent NACHA Payments conference in Orlando, Fla. are any indication. The question is, will it ever actually happen?