With over $20B in assets and growing, Wintrust Financial Corporation was experiencing myriad of issues impacting their planning cycle, including:
- Inability to budget and plan at detailed levels
- Incapacity to forecast new acquisitions
- Burdensome regulatory requirements associated with filing 3+ years of forecasted data
- Lack of audit trail and user control
It was clear to Wintrust that their expansion called for a solution that could help plan at detailed levels, institute what-if modeling to support their growth plans, handle multiple regulatory requirements and provide a user-friendly platform for hundreds of contributors.
Joel Macholan, VP of Financial Planning and Analysis at Wintrust, will discuss the steps taken to implement and optimize an all-encompassing solution - from the projection of the current portfolio for an accurate Balance Sheet planning to the automated consolidation of the budget and forecast – that fully supports the office of the CFO.