The accountant as a strategic influencer and advisor - The role of business partner

As the world changes and finance becomes an ever increasing priority for most organsations, there is a recognised need for the role of the finance professional to change. No longer can the finance professional sit behind a spreadsheet or spend hours simply playing with a chart of accounts. There is now a need, and in a lot of cases a pull from the business, for a finance professional to play a greater part in the strategic decision making and planning within a business. This has created the developing role of the Finance Business Partner.

This course explains what that role looks like and briefly considers how the finance professional might get more involved in ensuring the strategy of an organisation gets implemented.

By the end of the course you will understand

  • the process for developing strategy and the accountants potential to influence it
  • the challenges facing finance professionals moving into the Business Partnering role
  • the different elements that make a successful business partnering function
  • the Lessons to be learned to ensure that the implementation of business partnering within your organisation is successful

 

Authored by: Andy Wilkes

Andy is a qualified trainer and Management Accountant obtaining his qualifications during his 17 years in Central Government. Since leaving the public sector Andy has delivered a wide range of in-house and public learning development programmes for CIMA and BPP working at every level in organisations from trainees to Directors. In the limited time between work and family Andy relaxes by playing cricket, squash and golf and has recently produced his son’s first album!

CPD Points: 1.5

CPD Duration (hours): 1.5

Access: 12 months from purchase date

Price: £45.00 (excludes VAT)
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