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What Does It Take To Be A Finance Leader

In professions like Finance one thing you know is this. The only way to progress beyond a certain level, financially and otherwise is take the step up to leading. Of course not every technically brilliant accountant can become an effective leader in Finance. Equally there’s no checklist which if you follow will ensure that you become an effective […]

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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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Every Finance Professional Has Customers or Clients

I was doing a webinar for one of the accounting bodies a while back. After the webinar I had someone reach out to me via my website. One thing they said was that in 10 years in Finance functions they had never really thought of themselves as having customers or clients. Now if you run your own accounting […]

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The Challenges of Leading A Finance Team and How To Overcome Them

In many respects leading a finance team should be relatively easy.  After all you have a group of highly committed individuals.  People who are smart, driven and usually results focused. Of course what should be easy and what is easy is often very different. So what are some of the challenges in leading a finance team? Challenge #1:  […]

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