How To Prepare for Financial Risk With Continuous Planning

Published by Planful

A CFO should do everything in their power to avoid events that would damage their company’s finances. Yet, many CFOs are risk-averse to a fault. Ernst & Young’s 2020 DNA of the CFO survey revealed that finance teams in private organizations “are seen as too risk-averse and cost-conscious.”

These risk-averse CFOs often shy away from new opportunities for growth and expansion. They view themselves as gatekeepers who need to protect the company entirely.

The reality is, companies can’t avoid risk altogether. But it’s possible to manage financial risk while simultaneously taking reasonable chances to propel the organization forward.

As a finance professional, you’re in a unique position to help make calculated decisions with higher odds of being beneficial to the organization. A powerful financial planning and analysis (FP&A) platform that supports Continuous Planning can help you place—and hedge—your bets.

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