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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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What Makes A Leader Stand Out In Challenging Times?

2020 has without doubt been very different.  Organisations and individuals are having to deal with a lot of uncertainty. Leading at the best of times is tough.  It’s certainly much harder than it looks. In tough times the demands ramp up.  Expectations are greater. People want answers.  Sometimes they are aren’t available. So what makes a leader stand […]

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40 Years and Counting

30 June 1980  I started my career in accounting as a Payments Clerk.  With  5 O Levels I wasn’t exactly starting from strong foundations to build an accounting career . I was however really fortunate to have a boss who saw my potential. One day he dropped a copy of the local college prospectus on my desk. I looked […]

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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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Remote Job Interviews- What You Can Learn From Television

Being interviewed remotely for a job in accounting or your professional field is the new norm. For many this will be a whole new experience. There may well be a new level of pressure. Equally there are upsides too. In my latest expert interview I spoke with Media Coach Alan Sevens. Alan has 40 years plus experience in media. In our […]

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What Assets Are On Your Personal Balance Sheet?

As an accountant you appreciate that on a balance sheet there are fixed and current assets. Fixed assets include things like plant, equipment, buildings, technology and even goodwill. Current assets includes cash in the bank, stock and debtors. Assets are used to create value. Taking this concept and applying it to your finance career, what assets might you list […]

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Take The Long Term Perspective When It Comes To Your Career

Who could have imagined at the start of 2020, how very different the year would be? We are into our 11th week of lockdown in the UK at the time of writing this blog post.  Something few would have ever contemplated or imagined.2020 might have been the year when you had big career plans.  Maybe you were […]

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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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