This online course is the first in a two-part module looking at the accountant as strategic influencer. Part 2: 'Becoming a business partner', should be studied in conjunction with this module.
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.
Finance professionals are often expected 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.
This module explains what that role looks like and briefly considers how the finance professional might get more involved in ensuring the strategy of an organisation gets implemented.
On completion of this online course, you will gain an understanding of:
- the process for developing strategy and the accountants potential to influence it
- the challenges facing finance professionals moving into the Business Partnering role
- the different elements that make a successful business partnering function
- the lessons to be learned to ensure that the implementation of business partnering within your organisation is successful.