Adding More Value as an Accountant by Better Understanding the Business

There’s a huge amount of focus these days on the changing role of accountants in organisations.  Specifically the move towards more of a finance business partnering type role.

Whenever I’m running finance business partnering workshops, one of the most common things delegates raise as an action after the workshop is to spend more time learning more about the business.

Adding value is a great buzz word.  In my experience you can only really add value by really understanding what contributes to success or hinders success operationally.

There is no shortage of accountants who are brilliant technically.  They may well even be fantastic with all the technology too.

Equally there’s not an abundance of accountants who really understand the business and what drives success.

 How are you learning more about the business so that you can add more value as an accountant?

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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