Communicating clearly and concisely is a core skill for successful accountants. If you can’t listen to and understand your colleagues’ needs and concerns, and effectively convey your knowledge, messages, and data, you’re not going to be adding real value to your organisation. Whether your role involves presenting complex data, collaborating with clients, or building rapport with your colleagues, your communication skills are essential in driving your career forward.

Becoming an expert communicator will raise your profile, improve your professional credibility, and ensure that your advice has a positive impact. This pathway helps you develop the strong communication skills needed to carry out organisational strategies, use best practice to work more effectively with colleagues, and persuade and influence people. You’ll employ key concepts to communicate with impact and create a lasting impression in situations and forums that matter.


  • learning resources: immerse yourself in the rich variety of articles, videos, activities, quizzes, discussions, and more, to develop the understanding and skills required to become a finance business partner.
  • expert interviews: discover how you can become an effective finance business partner, from our prestigious team of experts.
  • action plan: build up a practical plan of how you will put your new skills into action, and download a convenient summary of all the learning to take away.
  • assessment: once you are ready, you can take the online assessment to demonstrate what you've learned, and complete the career progression pathway.
  • secure certification: once you've finished the programme, you will receive a unique and secure Certificate of Achievement as evidence of your new understanding and capabilities.


This Career Progression Pathway is divided into six sections corresponding to the key communication skills and expertise you will need to develop. Complete all six to unlock the end of pathway assessment and access your Certificate of Achievement.

  • The importance of communication
  • Writing and reporting
  • Meetings and presentations
  • Sharing data
  • Colleague collaborations
  • Influencing others
  • Assessment

Key information

  • duration: 21 hours
  • access: 365 days
  • exclusive ACCA member offer available
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Disclaimer: This course is available for ACCA members, you may need your ACCA membership number to complete your booking. This course and outline is provided by a third-party course provider. All course bookings are subject to the terms and conditions set by the course provider. Please see individual supplier pages for full terms and conditions. ACCA takes no liability for bookings made with third-party suppliers.