Future proof your finance career on your terms

Online finance business partner training with on-demand video lessons, live virtual workshops, 1:1 video coaching, and an exclusive podcast.

We'll show you how to build relationships, turn data into insights, bring numbers to life, and influence more decisions.

 

Or contact us for tailored in-house

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.

More than a finance course...

This is everything we learned working in sales & marketing, that we wish we'd known when we worked in finance.

Join the only finance business partner training from people who have seen it for real from both sides.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

> Understand the future of finance in a more virtual World and what it means for you

> Be more commercially aware and be able to identify opportunities to add value (includes pricing strategy & tactics for FBPs)

> Build rapport quickly with anyone, even remotely, and feel confident challenging elegantly

> Turn data into insight in no time using a simple 3 step model

> Turn a boring table of #s into an interesting, engaging & fun dashboard in just 10 minutes!

> Present and communicate crystal clear messages with confidence

> Sell your ideas, influence & negotiate for win-wins

 

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.

STEP ONE

Personal development plan

STEP TWO

7 on-demand video lessons

STEP THREE

9 live virtual workshops

 

7 on-demand video lessons

You'll cover the core concepts and theories, with examples, case-studies and self-study exercises. 

Watch them as many times as you want on your own time.

Pause when you want, recap, make notes.

Each video lesson includes:

> 30 minutes of professionally recorded video content, presented by Andy Shambrook

> 30 minutes of guided tasks and self-study exercises 

> bite sized chunks, so easy to pick up

> extended reading, case-studies & real-life examples

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.

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Andy Shambrook FCA

Founder

I used to be a finance director, then I became a sales director. I'll show you everything I learning 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.

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Andrew Jepson CA

Partner, 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.

I designed and run Australia's most popular public finance business partner training course, plus I wrote the book 'Compliance to Commercial'.

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Iain Dewson FCA

Partner, North America

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.

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Shelly Adams CGMA

Speaker, UK

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.

 

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Mohamed ELRuby CGMA

Speaker, Dubai

I have over 15 years of experience working in FP&A and finance business partnering in global FMCG & pharma businesses.

I was once a delegate on this course and I'll show you exactly how I successfully applied the tools and techniques.

 

Boot Camp

£399 /person
  • On-demand video lessons, including case-studies & exercises to give you a kick-start
  • 7 on demand video lessons
  • 30 exercises
  • 20+ templates
  • Exclusive podcasts
  • Support forum
  • 4 days+ CPD

Masterclass

£799 /person
  • On-demand video lesson plus 9 live virtual workshops takes you to the next level
  • Capability survey
  • 7 on-demand video lessons
  • 9 virtual workshops
  • Interactive exercises
  • Exclusive podcasts
  • Support forum
  • 6 days+ CPD

Pro

£999 /person
  • On-demand video lessons, 9 virtual worshops and 1:1 coaching for the ultimate career changer
  • Capability survey
  • 7 on demand video lessons
  • 9 live virtual workshops
  • 1:1 Zoom coaching
  • Interactive exercises
  • Exclusive podcasts
  • 90 day email support
  • Support forum
  • 8 days+ CPD

In-House

£499 /person/day
  • Let us design a bespoke learning journey to meet your specific learning objectives
  • Or simply run our standard publc programme in-house
  • Branded videos and portal options
  • And we can produce bespoke video lessons for you

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.

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Steve Harris

CFO, Barts Charity

Andy worked with our finance business partner team and has transformed the way we approach the role. By emphasising the importance of relationship building and looking at things from the perspective of our stakeholders the team are now able to provide significantly better service.

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Kane Laurence

FP&A Director, CMS Legal

I have worked with Andy and the team twice and have been very impressed with his ability to deliver relevant content in a way that is engaging from start to finish. Andy’s unique sales and finance background really brings something to the table and I would thoroughly recommend his expertise to develop any business partnering capability.

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Wes Burrage-Jones

Commercial Finance Director, ReAssure

Andy has taken me & our team on a journey of self learning, enabling a transformation which has resulted in turning dull, low value information into insight and influence. The learning has opened our eyes to a different way of communication and we are excited to continue this journey and see what we can achieve – thanks Andy!

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