The accountant as strategic influencer and adviser - the role of business partner online course

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As the world changes and finance becomes an ever increasing priority for most organisations, 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.

Price: £50 + VAT

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What you will gain

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

You may be interested in the follow-on course 'The accountant as strategic influencer and adviser - becoming a business partner' which looks to highlight some of the inter personal skills required to be an excellent Business Partner.

Course content

By the end of this course, you will have a greater 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


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