Category Archives for "Finance Business Partnering"

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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Expert Interview With Laura Taylor Moving Your Accounting System To The Cloud

Accounting systems and the information they generate are key to supporting achievement of business goals. Recent events with many more working from home highlight the importance of being able to access systems remotely. In my latest expert interview Laura Taylor shares practical tips and learning around moving your accounting systems to the cloud. She highlights challenges, benefits and […]

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10 Ways To Be A More Effective Business Partner

The role of the accountant is changing.  As more and more technology becomes available, a lot of what might have been considered traditional accounting work is now being automated. As a result, many accountants are taking on roles as business partners.  Some will relish the opportunity.  For others it might be more of a challenge. What we, […]

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20 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Presenting At Work

Presenting is a key skill for accountants and professionals.  A small number love presenting.  The rest are reluctant presenters or worse still do everything they can to avoid presenting. Perhaps that’s not that surprising.  You become competent at presenting by doing more presentations.  If you are only doing once a while, it is going to be […]

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Being An Even Better Finance Business Partner

The role of the management accountant is changing all the time.  When I started out in my career, the finance function was very much in the background. Over the years it has continually evolved.  The idea of the accountant working alongside the business became more common.This went a step further with the increasing move towards Finance […]

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