Diploma in Strategic Finance & Business Analytics

The next cohort of the Diploma in Strategic Finance & Business Analytics begins 21 September 2018.

How to be a finance business partner

Technology is transforming business and revolutionising both the role and expectations of accountants. The pace of change is remarkable, making many traditional functions obsolete while at the same time creating new roles and opportunities. One thing is clear, the day of the one hundred page financial report is well and truly gone.

Our new Diploma in Strategic Finance and Analytics is designed specifically to equip you to meet these challenges head-on and to exploit these new and emerging opportunities. It will build the set of skills required to succeed in one of the fastest growing, most dynamic areas of finance today, as a finance business partner.

On the programme, you will learn about ‘big’ and ‘small’ data, how to manipulate, analyse and interpret it in sophisticated ways and to present this in a persuasive and influential manner. These skills will enable you to shift roles from ‘trusted observer’, to a more commercial role as strategist, analyst and adviser. You can move to a role where you actively partner with management and operations to influence the direction and decisions of the business on a day-to-day basis.

Offered to ICAS members via distance learning at a discounted rate and providing the same study materials available to those who study in the classroom.

The move from being a Financial Accountant to a Finance Business Partner offers a more interesting and sustainable career. My advice helps management to grow the business and retain their position in key markets.

- Rose O’Sullivan, Finance Business Partner, FEXCO



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  • Business and Financial management
  • Corporate and financial reporting
  • Leadership and management
  • Online learning

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