4 Indicators That You Are On The Right Track As A Business Partner

In Finance and other functional professions like IT, HR and Procurement, business partnering is becoming more common. The idea behind business partnering is that your role changes. Less time is spent on routine activities and more is spent on added value activities. What this might mean on a practical level is that:Finance partners play a bigger role in […]

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One Of The Most Important Questions Leaders Can Ask

2020 has shown us just how quickly things can change. Many businesses were going along, doing okay and then COVID-19 hit. As is always the case, there were winners and losers. Technology became an even more critical part of life and business. I’ve even heard people say that technology they have been trying to get people to buy in […]

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How To Talk About Your Career Achievements Authentically In Job Interviews

If you are an accountant or professional, chances are you are highly committed. You do great work because that’s what’s expected. You don’t think that what you are doing is anything out of the ordinary. You are just doing your job after all, right? Here’s the problem A job interview is competitive. There’s one job and several candidates. And a sad but […]

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Every Finance Professional Has Customers or Clients

I was doing a webinar for one of the accounting bodies a while back. After the webinar I had someone reach out to me via my website. One thing they said was that in 10 years in Finance functions they had never really thought of themselves as having customers or clients. Now if you run your own accounting […]

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Competency Based Job Interviews Are Much Easier If You Approach The Right Way

You are looking at a role. The background information tells you that they will be doing competency based job interviews. Your initial thought might be panic.  Yet it doesn’t need to be like that at all. Now your first question might be what exactly is a competency based job interview? In simple terms it’s an approach to interviewing that […]

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How Can You Show You Really Are Perfect For The Job

You apply for a role. An email or phone call tells you that you are invited to interview for the role. Great news.  Now it’s just a case of showing up, doing a great interview and the job is yours. I really wish it was that simple. In reality it never is. One thing that’s going to be through the […]

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How To Get The Buy-In From The Business For Finance Business Partnering

Finance Business Partnering is a hot topic among accountants. Many in managing accounting roles aspire to step into the role of Finance Business Partners. As management accountants there may well be many great reasons from a professional and fulfilment perspective why you would want to move to more Finance Business Partnering. To make this a reality is going […]

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How To Be More Confident In Board Meetings As A Finance Business Partner

Many management accountants make the step up to Finance Business Partner. In the role of Finance Business Partner you have a much wider remit. You have the chance to make a bigger impact. All well and good you might think. There is of course challenges too. One of these is confidence. What I’ve noticed over the years is that Finance Business […]

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How To Be A Lot More Confident In Your Next Job Interview

Whenever I’m running a workshop helping people to land their next job, one of the questions I ask delegates at the start of the day is what they want from the workshop. One of the most common responses is that they want to be more confident in job interviews. I guess it’s not that surprising that many […]

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Try This Job Interview Preparation Formula

Job interviews are rightly challenging. After all the hiring organisation is making a significant investment decision. It’s also a big decision for you. Many candidates make a mistake in believing that it’s all about what you do on the day of the job interview. Of course it’s important to realise that about 80% of your success comes down to […]

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