President, CEO of FPAexperts.com and Director at MorganFranklin Consulting, Inc, Mr. Fick is senior finance leader that brings ideas from concept to execution. A frequent speaker and author on topics such as budgeting, forecasting planning, technical accounting, business improvement, and optimization.

7 Secrets to Corporate Financial Forecasting Success

Companies of all sizes are dealing with more complexity than ever before when it comes to budgeting and financial forecasting. With more informed consumers, global markets, and rapidly advancing technologies, it has become exponentially more important to use financial forecasting processes that are more efficient and adaptable to changing business conditions.   A report published…

Zero-Based Budgeting – Piece of Coal to Rising Star

Zero-based budgeting has been the unwanted stepchild of the financial planning and analysis (FP&A) world for decades. Chief Financial Officers would lie to their friends about how they budget and say they do cool things like rolling forecasts, beyond budgeting or at the very least incremental budgeting at cocktail parties but NOT zero-based budgeting which was…

5 Questions To Ask Before Doing a Project Post-Mortem Analysis

Your firm just completed a multi-million dollar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project to consolidate the information system resources of two business entities. The project is seven months late with cost overruns of $800,000. Fingers are pointing everywhere as to who is to blame for the delay and extra costs.   Management would now like to…

Save Time and Money: Best Practices For Driver-Based Budgeting & Planning

In many organizations, there exists a disconnect between strategy and execution with the missing piece being the lack of an effective budgeting and planning processes. The budgeting and planning process is the gear that converts the potential energy held with the strategy to the kinetic energy of execution within operations. However, the traditional budgeting and…

5 Views of Risk: How Big is Your Ocean of Financial Risk

“BUSINESS IS ALL ABOUT RISK TAKING AND MANAGING UNCERTAINTIES AND TURBULENCE.” BY GAUTAM ADANI, BUSINESS TYCOON   Late this September, the movie, Deepwater Horizon will appear in theaters. The high level of interest in this release can be recognized, with over five million movie trailer view from YouTube.   What could engage so many viewers in this…