Brian Kalish Finance Expert

Brian is Founder and Principal at Kalish Consulting. He is Former Executive Director – Global FP&A Practice at AFP. He has over 20 years of experience in Finance, FP&A, Treasury and Investor Relations. He previously held a number of treasury and finance positions with the FHLB, Washington Mutual/JP Morgan, NRUCFC, Fifth Third and Fannie Mae. He has spoken all over the world to audiences both large and small hosting FP&A Roundtable meetings in North America, Europe, Asia and soon South America. Brian attended Georgia Tech, in Atlanta, GA for his undergraduate studies in Business and the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech for his graduate work. In 2014, Brian was awarded the Global Certified Corporate FP&A Professional designation.

 

Leveraging Big Data To Drive Financial Planning and Analysis Decisions

Having worked with many financial planning and analysis (FP&A) teams around the world, I have witnessed how Big Data can deliver competitive advantages to both these teams and their entire organizations. One of the biggest and most common challenges I’ve seen is how they implement and harvest both financial and operational Big Data.

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How To Implement a Zero-Based Budgeting Strategy

My work with companies around the world, paired with access to a robust collection of academic research and case studies, has enabled me to create a matrix of best practices for implementing a zero-based budgeting (ZBB) strategy. And like any good list of things an organization should do, there are always a few things not to do.

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The Revival of Zero-Based Budgeting

Who would have thought that after 50 years we would still be talking about Pete Pyhrr? Pete is considered the “father of zero-based budgeting.” He was an accounting manager at Texas Instruments who had the audacity to suggest that in order to allocate resources more efficiently, we should tie expenditures to results.

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How Technology is Transforming Financial Planning Analysis

My first article on the topic of technology terms explained advanced analytics and robotic process automation (RPA) in the context of financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and the evolution toward intelligent finance. Here, we’ll explore the cloud and software as a service (SaaS), artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain: what these technologies can do for FP&A teams, and the status of adoption globally. That said, I thought these two quotes would help illuminate the topic.

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How Financial Planning & Analysis Can Come To Terms With The Latest Technology

“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.” – Edward Teller “Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” – Bill Gates

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