The accountant as strategic influencer & adviser - the role of business partner

Overview:

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.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course you will have a better understanding of:

  • What is meant by the term business partner.
  • What makes for a good business partnering relationship.
  • The role and risks of systems and shared service centres.
  • The challenges to the organisation of Business Partners.
  • The development challenges to finance professionals. 

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 (excludes VAT): £50.00