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...
By Andy Burrows
You’re a Finance professional who wants to do their best for the business you work for.
You may want to rise to be a CFO one day.
If so, you must grasp business performance management.
Business performance management is a key element of the business acumen you need to be a business-focused Finance professional. And it’s something that is specifically the responsibility of the CFO and Finance.
If you want to be more than “just an accountant”; if you want to drive business performance, rather than just spectate or commentate on it, learn business performance management!
And that’s what I aim to introduce you to in this article.
Business performance management is an essential discipline, because as I regularly say, “managing business performance better leads to better business performance... otherwise why bother managing it?”
Management is “maintaining control...
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