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 we've got to be just as good at it remotely now 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
Start & finish with a self-assessment against our 16 behaviours of World Class. Then take 7 modules over 14 weeks.
Each module includes a 60 minute on-demand video lesson, 2 live 60 minute virtual workshops, tasking and optional 1:1 video coaching.
A new 14-week public programme starts every month, with a choice of time slots & zones. Or run in-house with a range of tailoring options.
When & where available, add face-to-face business simulations days.
On-demand video lessons
We love on-demand video because you can learn whenever and wherever you like.
So each of the 7 modules starts with an on-demand video lesson.
You'll learn the theory, models and principles at your own pace.
It's not all sit back and watch though!
Each video lesson includes self-study exercises, case-study reviews, and even optional project work to submit for feedback.
Watch them as many times as you want. Pause when you want, recap, make notes.
You're the boss on this one!
Podcast & support forum
We post a lot of free content on LinkedIn, including our free podcast.
Join any of our programmes and you'll have access to our premium weekly podcast.
You'll hear the latest thinking from our founder Andy Shambrook and partners Andrew Jepson and Iain Dewson. Plus we interview non-finance leaders to ask them what they really want from their finance teams.
Plus you'll join our private support forum where you can post your ideas, opinions and questions. Not only will other learners join the conversation, we will also answer every post.
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.
We love to talk about finance business partner training so drop us a line and we'll be in touch!
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