FSN Future of Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting (PBF) Survey 2016 shows that CFOs and Heads of FP&A are at loggerheads

16th November 2016

One of the surprise findings of “The Future of Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting Survey” 2016 released  by the FSN Modern Finance Forum last week was the markedly different perspectives of specialist FP&A professionals compared to their more ‘generalist’ colleagues in the finance function.  

“FP&A professionals see the need for specialisation if finance professionals are going to make the fullest contribution to the strategic direction of their organisations.  The survey detects a degree of frustration and, for example, FP&A professionals are seeking their own separate identity within their organization and firmly believe that the existing professional bodies are failing to provide the skills and resources needed for the future,” says  Gary Simon, FSN’s chief executive officer and the leader of the Modern Finance Forum.




The research was conducted amongst the 48,000 members of the FSN Modern Finance Forum on Linkedin and represents one of the largest and most authoritative global surveys of its kind.

955 senior finance professionals responded to the survey covering 23 countries and 13 industry sectors.  Approximately half of the respondents were from organisations with more than 1,000 employees. 

The research was sponsored by AdvancedIBMLucaNet,  OneStream and Workday.