FinNext Hot Topics

The world of finance is changing, fast. New buzz words and hot topics arise every day. FinNext 2019 is where FP&A professionals go to discuss what's next. When thinking of topics to submit a proposal for, look to the future and what you think FP&A professionals need to know. Look over our hot topics below to get a feel of what topics will make your proposal stand out.

Financial Acumen:

Content in this dimension emphasizes how FP&A translates corporate and business strategy into a financial plan, and supports the enactment of that plan through resource allocation. Additionally, processes discussed focus on generating input and insight through financial analysis, supported by enabling technology.

Hot Topics in this Content Dimension May Include:

Management Reporting, Dashboards & ScorecardsImplementing & Maintaining Rolling Forecasts
Budgeting & Forecasting Processes & AccuracyPerformance Management and Measurement
Resource Allocation & Investment AnalysisZero-Based Budgeting
Financial AnalysisDeveloping & Working with Operational Metrics
Future of Finance - Beyond an Info Gate Keeper

Technology & Data:

Content discussed within this dimension focuses on how technology enables new capabilities for individuals and teams, and how data is a key economic asset leveraged throughout business analysis and operations. This may include how technological infrastructure of hardware and software impacts the management and utilization of data.

Hot Topics in this Content Dimension May Include:

Advanced Modeling Tool SetsAdvanced Techniques in Data Modeling
Implementing & Maintaining Business Intelligence ToolsData Governance
Advanced Techniques in Data AnalyticsIntegrated Business Planning
Enterprise Data ManagementTechnology (Cloud) Strategy
Dashboards & ScorecardsExcel Hacks for FP&A Professionals
Use of Artificial Intelligence in Data Analytics & ModelingBig Data & Data Driven Decision Making
Finance Transformation

Personal & Team Effectiveness:

The content presented in this dimension supports the continued development of FP&A practitioners as the trusted advisors to the business by building credibility, partnerships, and effective communication channels. Practitioners continue to build their digital skill sets, while simultaneously growing in areas of emotional intelligence, communication and collaboration are critical to work effectively across the organization. 

Hot Topics in this Content Dimension May Include:

Business Partnering & NegotiationProject Management in FP&A
Talent Management TechniquesChange Management
Structuring the FP&A OrganizationPresenting Data & Data Visualization
Developing an FP&A Career PathKnowledge Management
Promoting a High-Performing CultureLeading Culturally Diverse Teams
Leading Virtual/Global TeamsCrisis Management
Developing Interpersonal & Communication SkillsPositional Rotations
Efficient Decision-MakingCenters of Excellence
Reinventing the WorkplaceDeveloping Sustaining Interpersonal Relationships


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