International FP&A Board

The Overview

High-quality financial planning and analysis (FP&A) can give organisations clarity on:

•the external environment

•business performance and core competencies

•strategic options

However, the current practice of FP&A is held back by the following:

•lacks  of clearly defined principles and standards of practice

•limited visibility

•limited professional resources

The London FP&A Board was formed on the 19th of September 2013 to bring FP&A professionals to address the above.

The Board

The Board is a collection of senior financial planning & analysis experts, with hundreds of years of experience collectively between them, which seeks to advance the profession. It operates on a non-profit basis and is based in London, UK, with chapters around the world contributing to case studies, training tips, best practice recommendations, networking events and other initiatives designed to help the advance FP&A.  

London FP&A Board is intended to support the best practices and to communicate latest trends in Financial Planning and Analysis.  

The members meet regularly throughout the year,  have a lively FP&A Club LinkedIn Group (4,400+members globally) and actively develop social media and the professional online resource FP&A Trends. 

The Method of Work

•Debates and discussions

•Sharing case studies and practical examples


•Maintaining lively LinkedIn Group discussion, delivering high-quality content through social media and the community blog. 

•The conclusions and recommendations from  the advisory board are published on the “FP&A Trends” website  for the benefit of overall FP&A community.

The Mission

The mission of the London FP&A Board is to guide the development and promotion of best practices in modern FP&A, identify and support new trends, skillsets, and developments.

The Principles

  • Senior FP&A Executives
  • Meet on a regular basis
  • Democratic selection of topics for discussion/debate
  • Not for profit
  • Not for promoting special interest goods or services

International FP&A Board

The demand for International FP&A Board is high. Recently, we have successfully opened the London FP&A Board chapters in the following 13 cities in 10 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and the USA:

• Stockholm, Zurich, Geneva, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth.

In October 2017, the FP&A Board chapter in Boston will be launched.

The Previous Meetings in London:

Since the formation, London FP&A Board had the following  meetings:

  1. London FP&A Board Formation: Mission, Goals and Principles (September 2013)
  2. What Makes an Ideal FP&A Professional (December 2013)
  3. Key Tech Requirements of an FP&A System (February 2014)
  4. Insight Management Puts Data to Use (May 2014)
  5. FP&A Data Visualisation  (September 2014)
  6. Moving FP&A toward Advanced Analytics (December 2014)
  7. Latest Trends in FP&A (April 2015)
  8. London FP&A Board: New Strategic Plan (November 2015)
  9. Challenges for the 21st Century FP&A: Sense-making and Storytelling (January 2016)
  10. FP&A Analytical Transformation (March 2016)
  11. 18 May 2016. Rolling Forecast Best Practices
  12. 22 June 2016. Best Practices in Driver-Based Planning
  13. 15 September 2016. The Evolution of FP&A Business Partnering
  14. 15 November 2016.  Long-Range and Strategic  Planning. Evolution of Strategic Finance
  15. 2 February  2017. Integrated FP&A: How to Harmonize Organisational Planning Processes.
  16. 20 April  2017. FP&A Team Building
  17. 28 September 2017. Beyond Budgeting Philosophy: Are We Ready for the Change?
  18. 21 November 2017. FP&A Transformation through Organisational Structure

The Previous Meetings of the International Board:

  1.  Dubai, 15 February 2017
    FP&A Business Partnering in Focus of the Dubai FP&A Board 
    Business Partnering and the Challenges Faced by FP&A professionals 

  2. Amsterdam, 14 March 2017
    Finance Analytical Transformation in Focus of Amsterdam FP&A Board
    People From Over The World Are Getting Together To Share FP&A Knowledge
    Advanced Analytics: CFO’s and FP&A Heads - ignore at your peril

  3. Brussels, 16 March 2017
    Financial Planning and Analytics Transformation in Focus of the Brussels FP&A Board

  4. New York, 6 April 2017  
    The Launch of New York FP&A Board on 6th April 2017 
    Culture Shift: FP&A is Becoming a Strategic Partner

  5. Stockholm, 26 April 2017
    FP&A Analytical Transformation. Stockholm FP&A Board on how to achieve the leading stage 

  6. Zurich, 11 May 2017   
    FP&A Can Undergo Transformation Through Organisational Structure? Tell Us How!

  7. Geneva, 16 May 2017
    The New World FP&A Business Partners: Who are they?

  8. Frankfurt, 8 June 2017 
    FP&A Analytical Transformation Milestones: Setting and Reaching

  9. Amsterdam, 13 June 2017 
    Rolling Forecast: Will Traditional Budget Soon Become Abandoned?

  10. Kuala Lumpur, 4 July 2017
    Malaysia and Singapore on the right track to FP&A Transformation

  11. Singapore, 11 July 2017 
    Malaysia and Singapore on the right track to FP&A Transformation

  12. Perth, 18 July 2017
    Latest Trends in FP&A - What Are They?

  13. Melbourne, 20 July 2017
    Latest Trends in FP&A - What Are They?

  14. Sydney, 25 July 2017
    Latest Trends in FP&A - What Are They?

  15. Geneva, 3 October

  16. Zurich,  5 October

  17. Stockholm, 12 October
  18. Boston,  24 October

  19. New York, 26 October
  20. Brussels, 7 November
  21. Amsterdam,  9 November

  22. Frankfurt, 15 November
  23. Kuala Lumpur,  28 November

  24. Singapore, 30 November