Finance Business Partnering


Being a finance business partner is a challenge. Breaking down “them and us” barriers requires us to think about how we interact with management both as a team and as individuals and the skills we possess. Creating time to be a good partner is challenging with increasing day to day accounting complexity. We consider “what should a great F&A business partner be focused on?” and can we simplify and streamline our processes to create more time and value.

Venue details:  
Belfast, The Linenhall, 32-38 Linenhall Street, Belfast
Start date & time:  
11 November 2020 09:30
End date & time:  
11 November 2020 17:00
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Speaker details
First nameLast name
John McKenzie


Product type:  
CPD course
Strategic finance and management reporting

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for finance staffs at all levels ranging from the finance director through to “front line” finance staff and is also suitable for operational staffs from senior director level down to budget holder or cost centre manager.

Course overview

  • 4 key roles of finance – Stewardship, Operator, Strategic Influencer, Catalyst
  • Understanding your internal business “customer’s” needs and wants
  • What partnering structures have proved successful and essential role clarity
  • Freeing up resources to partner well – getting the basic accounting right and leaner
  • Human factors to be considered - How are we perceived as individuals and do we communicate well?
  • Building essential skills and business understanding and empathy
  • Making processes such as budgeting more management friendly
  • Focusing measurement on value creation

Key learning outcomes