How To Maximise The Value of What You Communicate As A Finance Business Partner

If you’re a finance business partner or even a management accountant, communication of financial information is vitally important.

Chances are you produce lots of reports.

You may have been providing these reports for a long time.

So they must be of value then, right?

Not necessarily.

I was watching a YouTube video from Andi Lonnen on what to communicate.

The big insight was a quote from a business leader that basically was along the lines of give me the information I need to run my business.

When you think about it makes perfect sense.

Equally, when was the last time that you stepped back and:

  1. Looked at what you are currently provided.
  2. Asked how what you provide is used.
  3. Reflected on what is actually needed to enable those in the business to achieve their goals or overcome their challenges.

I think we all know that in the busyness of working in Finance, it’s easy continue to provide what you’ve always provided.

Making the time to stop, discuss with your clients and communicate what really matters to them will really maximise the value you deliver as a Finance Business Partner.

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 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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