Tag Archives for " business partnering "

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

3 Practical Ways To Be A Better Business Partner

The role of accountants and other functional professionals in organisations is changing. Partly driven by technology.  Partly driven by individuals who want to make a bigger contribution.  Partly driven by organisations being more willing to get the best from every function. At the same time there are challenges. Functional professionals tend to be great at the technical or […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

14 Business Partnering Characteristics and Finance Functions

A new report from The CIMA Centre of Excellence at the University of Bath (Finance Transformation – The Evolution to Value Creation) identifies 14 business partnering characteristics: Advises on and supports decision making throughout the organisation. Supports the management of risk and complexity. Is valued by other parts of the organisation for the support it […]

Continue reading