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.

Studies Show Increasing Financial Forecast Accuracy Will Save Your Company $ Millions! Here’s How

Various studies show that increasing financial forecast accuracy will lead to higher profits, lower inventory levels and a higher share price. By how much varies by industry, time period forecasted, forecast measure, business model and a myriad of other factors that all play into the financial forecast itself. With the speed of business constantly increasing,…

Creative Way to Improve Your FP&A Departments Performance

The Association of Financial Professionals (AFP) recently released a guide to its members entitled, “FP&A Organizational Structure: Trends and Best Practices”.  It states the three basic structures of FP&A: Centralized, decentralized and hybrid.  With the increased volatility being seen in every market due to the increased pace of change caused by technology, social and demographics…

3 Power Packed Projects That Partner Finance With Sales to Improve Company Performance

With a constant focus on the bottom line, many finance professionals have a difficult time understanding why sales and marketing cannot make the numbers they promised.  Working in sales is hard work and is not about just taking prospects out to fancy dinners and lunches to build relationships.  In addition, customers are fickle, inconsistent and…