Are you stuck in the back office crunching the numbers? Perhaps you are feeling marginalised by new technology? You present the business with a view of the past, while they are much more interested in the future. You feel you need to be at the centre of the decision-making process, but you are just the numbers person and you don’t feel like a valued member of the business team.
There seems to be a whole lot more to be a trusted business advisor than you ever learned to pass your exams. This interactive one-day programme takes the lid off those skills you need to acquire and sets you on the right path!
This one day course provides a broad overview of skills you need to support your business team through the challenges the business faces in the 21st century. We look at why financial statements and the underlying accounting systems don’t provide the most useful information for decision making and consider what you need in addition. We consider why an economic rather than an accounting model of the business can provide the financial information the management team really needs. We look at the role of the finance professional in setting strategy and business plans and consider why a clear strategy and business plan is vital to just about everything you do. Continued business growth is vital these days and we look at the levers at your disposal to influence the bottom line and not just report it.
At the end of this seminar participants you will:
- Have an overview of the challenges facing the business partner in 21st century
- Gained an understanding of your own preparedness to meet those challenges
- Identified the priorities for your own development
- Identified the areas where your business could benefit most
- Understood the conversations that need to take place between you and the business team
Please note that this course is part of a larger, week-long course. See here for more details.