Look at job descriptions or job adverts for many accounting jobs in industry, commerce or the public sector and chances are you will see Finance Business Partnering mentioned.
There is no doubt in my mind that accounting has changed a lot since I started out in 1980. Back then it was definitely a back office function.
Of course it changed over the years. Working alongside the business became more common. It was less about score keeping and more about contribution.
It got my wondering about whether Finance Business Partnering was really different to a traditional management accounting role or whether it was radically different.
I reveal my thoughts in the video above.
What's your perspective? Is the role of the Finance Business Partner radically different or is it just a re-brand of what many accountants have been doing for years?
In summary since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them achieve career success and become better leaders and presenters. 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.