About this panel.
In this Navigating Uncertainty session, we take a look at Best practices for FP&A during uncertain times. The urgent need for scenario analysis and insight has intensified as companies develop strategies for facing off against the downturn and planning for the recovery.
Airbase Founder/CEO Thejo Kote will be joined by Andy Toung, Head of Finance and BizOps at Gusto, and Nikhil Abraham CFO of Resident / former CFO of Udacity. Their discussion will consider the role and challenges for the FP&A function when so much is unknown yet so much is riding on good decision-making.
We’ll discuss the types of analysis these two finance leaders are engaged in, the critical data they rely on, the risks they are concerned about, and the process and triggers for updating or changing plans.
What you’ll learn.
- Considerations for choosing economic outlooks for scenario planning in today’s market.
- Planning and reporting cadence needed over the next 9 months.
- Triggers for updating or changing plans.
- Cost optimization strategies.
- Planning tools that can help.
- Useful information and resources for financial planners.
About the speakers.
Head of Finance and BizOps at Gusto
Andy currently leads Finance & Bizops at Gusto, and provides oversight to the Data Analytics / BI Engineering team as well as the cross-functional Fintech team. He joined Gusto in 2014 as employee #28 and was responsible for finance / bizops, accounting, legal, data analytics and risk operations until Gusto reached 500 employees. Previously, Andy helped to found Jet Li and Jack Ma's tai chi startup based in Beijing, and began his career in finance with stints at Goldman Sachs and Silver Lake Partners.
CFO at Resident Home
Nikhil Abraham is Chief Financial Officer at Resident Home. He previously was the CFO at Udacity, and has held various consulting and financial roles at Boston Consulting Group and Goldman Sachs. He has written a best selling book on computer programming called Coding for Dummies, and lives in San Francisco.
CEO and Founder at Airbase
A seasoned entrepreneur, Thejo is the Founder and CEO of Airbase, the cloud-based spend management platform for growing companies. Prior to Airbase, Thejo co-founded Automatic which was acquired by SiriusXM in 2017.