The Finance Business Partner

by Sean Purcell

As a finance business partner, you need to have credibility and influence within the management team. This course looks at the finance business partner role, and how you can develop to take on this key strategic role in your or you clients' businesses.

price £75+vat
cpd hours 4 CPD hours
access 120 days' access

This course will enable you to

  • Understand the role of the finance business partner and how it differs from traditional transactional and management accounting
  • Become a core part of management decision-making, using financial information to influence and shape outcomes
  • Help your business interpret the internal and external environment through good information sources so that both financial and strategic targets can be achieved
  • Identify and overcome the challenges involved with the finance function and finance business partnering
  • Understand how best to implement a successful finance business partner approach that results in an effective and respected finance business partner role

About the course

What a business needs from finance is evolving. Increasingly, back-office functions have become automated and a different role, that of the finance business partner, has emerged.

The finance business partner plays a key strategic role in a business, and, has the opportunity to become a trusted business advisor. This requires a different set of skills to the traditional finance back-office function. You will be expected to be strategic, focusing on the value of the information you provide, and extracting and correlating financial figures to help your business make relevant decisions, which are closely aligned with your strategic outcomes.

As a finance business partner, you need: to have credibility and influence within the management team, to be articulate and proactive in your approach and, most importantly, to have a thorough understanding of where your business can create value. This course explores the finance business partner role, and how you can develop your skills to become a trusted advisor in your or your clients' businesses.

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Contents

  • The finance business partner role
    • Finance business partnering
    • The finance business partner
    • How did business partnering emerge?
    • The role of the FBP
    • The traditional finance function
    • The benefits
    • The pitfalls
    • The reporting function
    • Improving reporting
  • Current perceptions of finance
    • A view of the finance function
    • Looking inwards
    • What needs to change?
    • Finance communications
    • Challenges for FBPs
    • The main challenges
    • What can go wrong?
  • Aligning FBP with business
    • The focus for FBPs
    • Information sources
    • Requirements for success
    • Senior management support
    • Business acumen
    • More on tools
  • Skills for success
    • Business partnering as a process
    • A service delivery mind set
    • Adding value
    • Valuable communications
    • A good FBP
    • Communication is key
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Influencing others
    • Digital transformation
    • The right skill set

Author

Sean Purcell

Currently delivering programmes for the CIMA executive academy helping keep UK finance directors up to date with current issues.

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Access to this course
Total CPD unitshourshours4 unitshourshours
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Total CPD unitshourshours21 units20 hours21 hours
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Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs
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Keep your whole team up to date.

Access to this course
Total CPD unitshourshours1,000+ unitshourshours
Access period12+ months
Audit-proof CPD completion certificate
Immediate access to our entire CPD catalogue
Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs
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