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Business Essentials

These sessions will provide you with the skills required to be a great business partner, as well as the ability to transform financial data into commercial insight.

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Business Partnering

Business partnering means different things to different people. For accountants in practice, it is about how we bring commercial perspective to our clients. For accountants in business, it is about how we transcend that traditional role of stewardship and operator of the accounting function to become trusted advisers to the businesses we support.

This half-day seminar will give you a practical understanding of the skills required to be a great business partner and how to begin to apply them in your practice/workplace. We will explore and capture the essence of a business partnering relationship with practical tips to make effective partnering agreements with your stakeholders. You’ll see how to bring the numbers to life with powerful techniques and how to build long-lasting, relationships with your stakeholders.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Gain a practical understanding of what skills and behaviours are required to be a great business partner
  • Be able to use a simple, repeatable model, to transform financial data into valuable commercial insight
  • Understand how to build effective, long-lasting, trusted adviser relationships with your key stakeholders.

Bring the Numbers to Life

As finance professionals, we are often challenged to ‘be more commercial’, especially by our colleagues in sales, marketing and operations. We are expected to step beyond the numbers, add-value, and be less black and white in our thinking. Our stakeholders look to us to find commercial solutions to their challenges. But how do we do that, while retaining our professional integrity?

Our half-day seminar explores what it means to ‘be commercial’. We’ll explore how to transform financial data into the commercial insight that earns your seat at the table. You’ll see how to bring the numbers to life with powerful techniques, and present solutions in compelling ways.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of a simple commercial model, and what it means to 'be commercial'
  • Be able to use a simple, repeatable model, to transform financial data into valuable commercial insight
  • Be better able to influence.