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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 […]

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The Most Important Thing You Can Do To Be A Better Business Partner

What’s the number one thing you can do to be a better finance business partner? From my perspective and from talking to literally hundreds of people in workshops, the one thing that’s going to make the biggest difference to you being a more effective business partner is to spend more time out in the business. Understanding the […]

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Making The Right Interventions As A Finance Business Partner

As a finance business partner you wear many hats and play many roles. A lot of your time the focus is on adding more value. Whether that’s through insight, advice or influence. From time to time you have to switch to the stewardship role. Thinking not just about the areas that you support but the wider organisational interests. Considering the […]

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How To Constructively Challenge While Maintaining Great Relationships As A Business Partner

The business partner role is expanding in most functional professions, including Finance, IT, HR and Procurement. Most in business partnering roles love the focus on adding more value and being part of shaping success. Of course there’s the other side of business partnering. This when you have to challenge, push back and say things that might not be […]

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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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Do You Report On The Cost of Non Conformance As A Finance Business Partner?

Many organisations are facing really challenging times right now. And it looks like this will be the way it is for quite a while. When faced with tough times, the use of resources becomes even more important. I remember back in the early 90’s getting trained in quality when working in a credit card company. At that time it […]

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Working Effectively Across The Business As A Business Partner

Business partnering is common now for many accountants and other functional professionals. A key element in your success is the ability to working with others across the wider organisation. Conceptually many understand this. But how do you do this in practice. I offer some quick tips in the video above. Looking to be a better business partner?  Sign up below […]

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How To Build Better Relationships As A Business Partner

More and more functional professions like accounting, IT, procurement, marketing and HR are moving to more business partnering. Some of this is driven by technology.  Some down to changing expectations.  Some down to professionals wanting to play a bigger role in the business. One thing I’ve noticed over the course of my career is just how important […]

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The Role of The Finance Business Partner In Challenging Times

Finance Business Partners make a major contribution to business performance and success. How does the role of the Finance Business Partner change in challenging times like we have right now with COVID-19 pandemic? To help answer this, I video interviewed one of the UK’s leading authorities on Finance Business Partnering, Andi Lonnen  Visit The Finance Business Partner […]

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How To Make The Transition To Finance Business Partner

The role of accountants in business, whether in private or public sector is changing.Technology is making it possible to do a lot of tasks quicker.More routine tasks are being outsourced or eliminated.In other words times are changing.In this screencast video I share some thoughts on how to successfully transition from a traditional management accounting role […]

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