David Blades, head of finance and accounting at Jenson USA, discusses in this presentation the difficulty associated with achieving an FP&A function in a small business environment. In smaller organizations, the necessity to wear multiple hats can make it difficult just to meet basic day to day business needs. Critical tasks such as accounting, tax, compliance, HR, month end reporting, and other day to day functions can occupy the entire finance department’s resources if not managed appropriately. With proper execution, however, it is possible to free up time for the FP&A function no matter the size of the organization. This presentation will identify steps that can be taken to reduce noise, increase efficiency, and allow the finance function to provide meaningful partnership as a result.