FBP Advance Public – Dubai time

Join our public FBP Advance delivered with HOFT. Everything you get from our flagship in-house programme, with up to 16 people from different companies.

You’ll learn how to build relationships, turn data to insights, bring numbers to life and influence more decisions.

With 7 hours of on-demand video lessons, 8 x 2 hour live virtual workshops, and at office tasking, you’ll also qualify for up to 4 days CPD for ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA and more.

Sign up today for immediate access to your video lessons to get started right away.

You’ll get:

FBP Ignite personal development plan

7 x 1 hour on-demand video lessons with self-study exercises, case-studies & templates to download and use

8 x 2 hour live virtual workshops to apply the video learning to your situation

Tasking to apply the learning in your role at work

Over 4 days of output CPD

FBP Ignite development plan

You’ll take a short online survey to learn what type of FBP you are: calculator, dashboard, coach or leader. You’ll learn your strengths today and we’ll give you the 3 areas to focus on through the rest of the programme. You’ll take the survey again at the end of the programme to measure your improvement, and set you next development goals.

Learning outcomes

Rapport is everything

Learn how to build sustainable relationships with anyone quickly, whether they’re in the room or online.

Lead with insight, not data

Businesses are overwhelmed with data and are suffering from decision paralysis. Learn how to extract the insight from your data, reducing the time spent on reports while increasing the impact and actionability.

Inject ‘life’ into your numbers

Lengthy reports are boring and disengaging. Learn how to present and communicate a crystal clear message with the confidence of a top Chief Marketing or Sales Executive; tell the story behind the numbers and hook the business to act.

Negotiate for win-wins

Too often, collaboration between finance and the business ends with the perception that someone has lost. Learn how to challenge and influence others elegantly and sell your ideas by considering the business context to produce effective outcomes.

7 on-demand video lessons

Course 1 – What is FBP?
Learn what great looks like and create your personalised development plan
Course 2 – Bring numbers to life
Learn how to make your finance reports interesting, engaging, and fun!
Course 3 – Turn data to insight
Learn how to translate data (what) into information (why) and insights (so what)
Course 4 – Relationships
Learn how to build fast-track rapport, challenge elegantly, and deal with any conflict
Course 5 – Secrets of influence
Apply the secrets of influence from sales and marketing to the finance World
Course 6 – Tell stories with data
Learn 3 storyline structures, the top 10 finance charts, and the 5 charts not to use
Course 7 – Present with confidence
Learn how to engage your audience, and feel confident presenting

8 live virtual workshops

The 8 live virtual workshops are aligned to the 7 video courses. You learn the theory and principles in the video course and then we help you apply it in your context in the live workshops. Plus we’ll answer your questions and help you overcome your specific challenges.

1 – Communication 101
Learn how the CEOs, politicians and CFOs communicate crystal clear messages using a simple technique
2 – Report transform
You’ll transform a boring table of numbers into an engaging, interesting and fun dashboard to help you tell the story behind the numbers.
3 – Uncovering insight
You’ll apply Insight Mountain to your situation and learn how to uncover and then present insights in the most influential way.
4 – Power Language
Learn how to transform your language to build relationships, handle conflict, and negotiate for win-win outcomes
5 – Selling your ideas
You’ll apply the 5 step sales process and our heroes and villains technique to learn how to sell your finance ideas and overcome resistance.
6 – Present like Jobs
You’ll learn the presentation secrets of Steve Jobs and how to communicate like a pro.
7 – Value creation & strategy
You’ll learn how to apply your new thinking to adding genuine value to your business and influence the strategic commercial decisions.
8 – Analytics business partnering
You’ll learn how to blend your new behavioural skills with the technology we have at our fingertips in finance to maximise your impact.


Your video lessons are presented by our founder, Andy Shambrook. Mohamed Elrouby and Muhammad Zeesham Taqi will facilitate the live workshops.





Sign up today and you’ll get immediate access to your video lessons so you can started right away.

Live virtual workshops start in October 2022. Please email Shelly shelly@thefinancebusinesspartner.com for more info.


Get to know you

What's your influence style?

Calculator, Dashboard, Coach, or Leader?

Take our FBP Ignite survey to learn more about your FBP style and create your personalised development plan