Why choose us?
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.
Founder & Managing Partner
I used to be a finance director and thought I had cracked the code on finance business partnering. Then I became a sales director and saw a whole new perspective.
I developed our unique approach based on my experience working in sales and marketing and being partnered by finance.
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'.
Partner, North America
When I moved from finance to L&D to lead a global finance training Academy I saw finance through a different lens.
I joined The Finance Business Partner in 2019 to help develop and deliver global development programmes integrated into the wider L&D strategy.
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