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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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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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Seizing The Opportunity As A Finance Professional

Without doubt 2020 has been a very different year for businesses. COVID-19 has changed the landscape in most sectors. There have been plenty of challenges already.  Going forward that’s not likely to change. Equally, one of the benefits has been that Finance professionals contributions have become evident to all. It’s taken leadership.  It’s taken courage.  It’s changed decision making.  There also […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Finance Business Partnering: Is It Really That Different To A Traditional Management Accounting Role?

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 […]

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