Category Archives for "Finance Business Partnering"

The Building Blocks To Being A Better Business Partner

Business partnering in finance and other functional areas like IT, procurement and HR is becoming more and more common. This is in part being driven by advances in technology. But also by functional professionals themselves wanting more rewarding work. And let’s not forget the changing demands of business itself. Of course being a business partner is a whole lot […]

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How To Deliver Better Presentations At Work

Presenting is part and parcel of the role of a Finance professional. Some love doing presentation. For others it’s more of a struggle. Whenever I’m doing workshops, two questions come up time and time again:How can I be more confident?How can I keep my audience engaged?Let’s explore each of these. Confidence is an outcome.  In my experience there are […]

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What Makes Someone A Great Finance Business Partner?

The role of the accountant has changed a lot in the almost 41 years since I had my first job in accounting. Back then there wasn’t the same variety of roles. And Finance Business Partnering wasn’t on the radar. Now, it’s becoming more and more common. So what makes someone a great finance business partner? Here’s my thoughts. Technically competent My choice […]

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What The Best Accountants in Organisations Will Do In 2021

A new year.  One that follows 2020.   A year none of us could have anticipated 12 months ago. Of course there’s plenty of challenges ahead. All of the welcome support provided by government comes at a cost. Economically challenging times ahead.  And of course plenty of uncertainty. I work predominantly with accountants working in organisations rather than those who […]

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When Do You Stop Getting Nervous About Presenting?

I was running a workshop for one of my clients recently.  The workshop was all about being an effective presenter. As I always do on these workshops I get delegates to introduce themselves, talk about their biggest presentation challenge and what they want most from the workshop. Almost without exception nerves and feeling less nervous is always […]

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How To Build Better Relationships As A Business Partner

The role of the business partner in organisations varies significantly from organisation to organisation. From my own work and looking at the ideas and thoughts from others, I ‘ve noticed that:Some organisations are at the early stages.Some have implemented.Some have it fully embedded.Whatever stage business partnering is at, what’s important to recognise is that your success […]

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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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