Accounting Influencers Roundtable


Unpacking Accounting’s FP&A Landscape: Paul Barnhurst

Paul Barnhurst delves into the art of Financial Planning & Analysis, its strategic significance, and business impact.

In this episode, we are joined by Paul Barnhurst, an experienced financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professional. Paul shares his expertise in differentiating accounting from FP&A, highlighting how FP&A brings a forward-looking finance lens to guide strategic decision-making. Discover the critical role FP&A plays in budgeting, forecasting, and partnering with business leaders. Paul also sheds light on the essential social skills that complement technical expertise and elevate FP&A professionals as valued partners within organizations.

Distinguished as “The FP&A Guy,” Paul Barnhurst boasts an illustrious career spanning over a decade in the finance landscape. His remarkable journey includes pivotal roles at industry titans like American Express and Solera, culminating in his current role as the visionary force behind a thriving FP&A consulting firm.

An esteemed influencer within the FP&A community, Paul’s passion lies in sharing his invaluable insights and extensive expertise. His active presence on LinkedIn sparks vibrant discussions, while his thought-provoking webinars and training sessions empower finance professionals globally.

Paul’s commitment to knowledge dissemination extends to his engaging podcast initiatives. The “FP&A Today” podcast, available on Spotify, provides a platform for in-depth explorations of financial planning and analysis. Additionally, his “Financial Modeler’s Corner” podcast showcases his prowess in simplifying intricate financial modeling concepts.

As the founder of “The FP&A Guy,” Paul not only embodies the fusion of passion and proficiency but also exemplifies his dedication to fostering growth and innovation within the finance domain. His contact details, readily available for those eager to connect, reflect his genuine enthusiasm for forging meaningful relationships and sharing his wealth of wisdom. Website:


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