Today, the expectations on finance professionals are higher than ever. This pathway will teach you what it means to be a successful Finance Business Partner, and how to achieve this goal. Learn how to become a person of influence and a trusted advisor within your organisation or for your clients and see the benefits of employing a holistic approach to the finance function. You will discover how to improve your strategic awareness and reporting, as well as new approaches to take when making decisions. Find out how you can add value as a Finance Business Partner.


  • 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 seven sections corresponding to the key skills you will need to develop to become an effective Finance Business Partner. Complete all seven to unlock the end of pathway assessment and access your Certificate of Achievement.

  • Finance business partnering
  • Influence
  • Professional credibility
  • Strategic awareness
  • Management reporting
  • Decision making
  • Adding value
  • Assessment


Key information

  • duration: 21 Hours
  • access 365 days
  • exclusive ACCA member offer available


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