By Randall Bolten, longtime Silicon Valley CFO, author of "Painting with Numbers: Presenting Financials and Other Numbers So People Will Understand You” and adjunct professor at U.C. Berkeley Extension
You will be considered a great FP&A professional only if you can communicate clearly, effectively, and eloquently.
Obviously, the most important goal of almost all numbers presentations is to inform your audience. But every good FP&A professional should have another, more selfish goal: to showcase your critical thinking skills. If you keep both goals in mind, achieving each will make the other more likely.