Alan Bates
Senior FP&A Professional at Independent


Alan is a senior FP&A professional. He started his career in telecoms (BT, Cable & Wireless and Centrica Telecoms). From 2003 he has worked for Crown Agents (CA), an international development company, most recently as Director of FP&A. While at CA he has been responsible for managing large teams providing accounting support to all areas of the business. He has implemented IBM Cognos TM1 (AKA Planning Analytics) twice, the second time following the replacement of the corporate accounting system.

He has a passion for problem solving, improving efficiency, building commercial processes, understanding data. He has a very strong knowledge of Excel and a how to utilise TM1 effectively as a business user. These skills he intends to utilise to help business management meet their corporate objectives as he left Crown Agents recently.

He has three children; David is studying A levels, Katie recently qualified as a chartered accountant (he says he never suggested it) and Andrew is finishing his masters in aeronautical engineering. Aside from family, he is a keen runner and manager of Epsom & Ewell Harriers Men’s team, he also enjoys skiing and the outdoors generally.

Agenda Sessions

  • Advances in Financial Performance Tools