Faith Vakil is a Director Analyst in the Finance practice, focused on supporting FP&A leaders and CFOs with Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting strategy and processes best practices. She also supports Corporate Controllers with Process Excellence and Internal Control best practices.
Prior to serving as a Gartner Analyst, Faith was a Gartner Research and Key Initiative Leader of various Finance areas including: Planning Budgeting and Forecasting; Internal Control and Technical Accounting; and Finance Leader Effectiveness. Before joining Gartner, Faith was a Finance and Accounting practitioner as Director of Financial Reporting and FP&A at a large North American publicly-listed financial services organization. She started her Finance career in Financial Auditing and Hedge Fund Analysis before becoming an Accounting Operations Manager responsible for high profile accounting process and policy transformation efforts, SOX remediation efforts and shared FP&A/Controller systems implementations. Faith also performed independent management consulting services for large global publicly-listed companies and federal contract pricing services on a part-time basis.
Director, Financial Reporting and FP&A
Hedge Fund Accountant/Analyst
Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
Finance Function Strategy and Organization Design
Finance Process Excellence
B.S., Accounting, Pennsylvania State University
Women's Leadership Institute Certificate, UCLA
1Long-Range Financial Planning (LRP)
4Internal Controls, SOX