By Andy Burrows
In this article I’m going to give you nine tips from my experience that will help you to increase your business reputation and impact, even if you’re not a Finance Business Partner.
When I’m coaching and training, especially speaking to our My Finance Coach members, I’ll often come across frustrations such as:
“I’m stuck! I can’t get into a business partnering role!”
“My role is so dry. How can I be Finance Business Partner?”
And my advice is essentially to put the thoughts of a Finance Business Partner role, and Finance business partnering, on one side. I encourage people to think more in terms of how they can help the business, than whether they have a particular role or title or not.
Sure, it helps a lot to have a Finance Business Partner role on your way up the ladder, if you want to be a CFO.
But the most important thing is...
By Andy Burrows
As I’ve spoken with Finance professionals around the world about their careers, there’s a particular pain that is felt by those who work in small businesses.
Sometimes they talk about the fact that they want to be Finance business partners, but they’re stuck in the mundane tasks of Finance.
Sometimes they talk about the struggle they have trying to get involved with the business, because the business doesn’t see the need to include them.
There’s a perception in some places that to get real Finance business partnering experience you have to go and work in a bigger company.
But that cannot be right!
In the USA, 45% of GDP comes from small businesses. Nearly 50% of employees work for small businesses. And I bet the situation is similar around the world, possibly even more so.
Imagine the impact we could have on the economy if small business Finance professionals could help their...
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