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Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

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People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

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Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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WE PROVIDE WHITE GLOVE SERVICE TO CLIENTS
WHO WANT MORE FROM THEIR ATTORNEY

The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

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Financial Planning & Analysis

Financial Planning & Analysis: A Helpful Overview

Introduction

Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) is a crucial function for companies and organizations of all sizes. It involves budgeting, forecasting, performance reporting, and data analytics to support financial decision making [1].

Having a solid FP&A process is key for understanding costs, identifying opportunities, and planning for the future financially.

FP&A Responsibilities

The core responsibilities of an FP&A team typically include [2]:

  • Budgeting – Developing financial plans and budgets for the upcoming year or multiple years out
  • Forecasting – Making projections about future revenues, expenses, and other metrics
  • Reporting & Analysis – Tracking performance vs budgets/forecasts and analyzing variances
  • Modeling – Building financial models to evaluate scenarios, options, investments etc.
  • Presenting – Communicating findings and recommendations to leadership

Having a dedicated FP&A function allows companies to have professionals focused on these strategic activities rather than getting lost in day-to-day accounting tasks.

FP&A Skills & Qualifications

To be successful in an FP&A role, there are several key skills that are very helpful [3]:

  • Accounting knowledge – Understanding accounting principles and financial statements
  • Excel modeling – Building and analyzing models in Excel
  • Data analysis – Working with large datasets and synthesizing insights
  • Communication – Clearly conveying analyses and recommendations
  • Strategic thinking – Understanding how decisions impact financial metrics
  • Leadership – Influencing without authority and driving change

Many FP&A professionals have an educational background in accounting, finance, or economics. Certifications like the CPA or CFA are also common and viewed favorably. But hands-on modeling and analytics experience can be just as valuable.

FP&A Systems & Processes

To enable effective planning and analysis, FP&A teams rely on several key systems and processes [4]:

  • Chart of accounts – Standardizes accounts to facilitate reporting
  • ERP systems – Capture transactional data in real-time
  • Data warehouses – Integrate data from multiple sources
  • FP&A software – Specialized tools for budgeting, modeling etc.
  • Financial close – Month-end close process led by accounting
  • Rolling forecasts – Regular cycles to update projections
  • Variance analysis – Comparing actuals to plans and investigating drivers

Having mature processes and technology infrastructure is crucial for FP&A functions to operate efficiently and provide timely insights.

FP&A Best Practices

Some best practices for an effective FP&A function include [5]:

  • Maintaining an organizational chart of accounts for consistency
  • Clearly defining planning cycles and calendars
  • Establishing data-driven cultures focused on insights vs reporting
  • Automating data integration and reporting where possible
  • Collaborating across finance and business units
  • Hiring FP&A professionals with analytical and business experience
FP&A Best Practice Description
Chart of Accounts Standardizes accounts across systems
Planning Cycles & Calendars Ensures alignment on deadlines
Data-Driven Culture Focuses on actionable insights
Automation Improves efficiency and data quality
Collaboration Breaks down functional silos
Analytical Skills Enables value-add analysis

Making FP&A strategic and central to decision making requires buy-in across the organization to adopt these leading practices.

The Evolving Role of FP&A

The role of FP&A continues to grow in importance and evolve to provide greater value. Some of the key trends include [6]:

  • Adopting advanced analytics to build predictive models
  • Leveraging cloud technologies for increased agility and insights
  • Focusing more on business partnership vs number crunching
  • Centralizing fragmented finance functions under FP&A
  • Standardizing data and processes across business units
  • Automating reporting and focusing efforts on strategic analysis

As technology and data analytics continue maturing, FP&A has the opportunity to drive insights and help shape strategy across their organizations.

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