The role of the Finance Business Partner is sometimes misunderstood.
I’ve seen job descriptions where finance business partnering is spoken about a lot.
But in reality the role is nowhere close to being that of a Finance Business Partner.
For me a true Finance Business Partner is someone who is in many respects like the Finance Director for a specific part of a business if working in a large organisation.
If in an SME you are probably doing the role of Finance Business Partner even if that’s not your job title.
One of the things that makes the Finance Business Partner role different to say a traditional management accounting role is your ability to influence.
Influencing is about change.The change might be in strategy, thinking, behaviours, decisions among others
So what helps and what hinders your ability to influence as a Finance Business Partner?
What Hinders Your Ability To Influence As A Finance Business Partner
What Helps Your Ability To Influence As A Finance Business Partner
Being an effective Finance Business Partner who positively influences is likely to be something you strive to do. Taking time to consider what is helping you and hindering your ability to influence is a good investment of time. Especially if you take action on what you discover from your reflections.