What is finance business partnering?
It's about 3 things: building relationships, turning data into insights and bringing numbers to life. Accountants focus on process, data and tables of numbers. Finance business partners focus on people, insights, and telling stories.
And our finance business partner training will help you be as good at it virtually as face-to-face.
We've all been senior finance leaders, but our unique finance business partner training approach comes from our experience working outside of finance and being partnered by finance.
How it works
Personal development plan: start with a self-assessment against our 16 World Class Behaviours
7 on-demand video lessons: learn the principles at your own pace
9 live virtual workshops: join other learners, ask the experts
With all live workshops running multiple times a month across all time zones, your training fits around you.
And with 12 months unlimited access you can learn at your own pace.
Contact us for tailored in-house options including in-person business simulation days.
Personal development plan
7 on-demand video lessons
9 live virtual workshops
Live virtual workshops
Join other learners from around the World in 9 live virtual workshops with our founder Andy Shambrook, and partners Andrew Jepson and Iain Dewson.
We use market-leading virtual classroom software to recreate almost all aspects of face-to-face.
You'll work with others in virtual breakout rooms, present back back, watch video snippets, take live quizzes, and finish with a 30 minute Q&A session.
With a new round of virtual workshops starting every month, with time slots across all time zones at convenient times, you'll always be able to find a time that suits you.
And we keep class sizes small so everyone can contribute.
Your workshop hosts
We've all been senior finance leaders, but our unique approach to finance business partner training comes from our direct experience working outside of finance and being partnered by finance. When you work with us you get us, no-one else.
Andy Shambrook FCA
I used to be a finance director, then I became a sales director. I'll show you everything I learned in sales that I wish I'd known when I worked in finance. I know that when finance people are able to communicate and sell their ideas to people, they become the most influential person in the room.
Andrew Jepson CA
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
I've been a senior finance leader but it was when I became a general manager that I really got what finance business partnering is all about.
Based in Sydney, I designed and run Australia's most popular public finance business partner training course, plus I wrote the book 'Compliance to Commercial'.
Iain Dewson FCA
Managing Director, Europe
I've been a finance leader and run a global finance academy for 2,000 people across 28 countries from the L&D function.
Andy used to be a supplier of mine and I saw first-hand the positive impact on people and teams his work had. So much so that in 2019 I joined as a full-time partner to help spread the message.
Shelly Adams CGMA
Hi, I'm Shelly and I have over 15 years experience working in commercially-focussed finance business partner roles across FMCG and retail.
My last role was outside of finance as revenue growth controller for a large UK brand. I'll show you what I learned and how I handled it.
Podcast & support forum
We post a lot of free contenton LinkedIn, including our free podcast.
Join any of our programmes and you'll also get our premium weekly podcast.
You'll hear the latest thinking from our Andy Shambrook, Andrew Jepson and Iain Dewson. Plus we interview non-finance leaders to ask them what they really want from their finance teams.
And join our private support forum where you can post your ideas, opinions and questions.
We love to talk about finance business partner training so drop us a line and we'll be in touch!
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