Published: 22 January 2019
Analyst(s): Finance Research Team
FP&A leaders can learn how to select the right location for their FP&A analysts to ensure each analyst is set up to be productive and influential.
Framing FP&A Analyst Location Selection
General Guidance for Selecting FP&A Analyst Placement
Evaluating the Business Unit Placement Decision
Prerequisites for Aligning the FP&A Analyst to a Business Unit
Determining If the FP&A Analyst Should Be Located in the Business Unit
Alternate Location: Decentralizing Analysts in Other Corporate Functions
Evaluating the Corporate Center as a Placement Choice
Prerequisites for Placing the FP&A Analyst in the Corporate Center
Determining If the FP&A Analyst Should Be Located in the Corporate Center
Alternatives to the Corporate Center Placement Choice
Alternate Location 1: Centralizing Analysts in SSCs
Alternate Location 2: Centralizing Analysts in COEs
Alternate Location 3: Centralizing Analysts in a Decision Expert Model
Making the FP&A Analyst Location Decision
Trade-Off 1: Prioritizing Finance Needs Versus Business Unit Needs
Trade-Off 2: Prioritizing Management Control Versus Business Proximity
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