IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
Our guest mentor this week is Johannes Vogel, Director Finance Strategy & Digital CFO Services at BearingPoint,
• Excellent summary of the 4 digital technologies that are the biggest disrupters to accounting and finance.
• Practical Steps Finance can begin to take to start adding more value from digital technologies.
• List of a number of areas around what we should be expecting our CFOs to be considering when it comes to setting digital finance strategy.
Similarly, as part of our roles in finance we report out and analyse where cracks our businesses might be occurring, if there are variations to plan, last year, forecast, if there’s compliance issues or even if there are bottlenecks appearing in the value chain that we may need to bring to the attention of others, intervene on to help fix so that they contribute more value back to the business.
In this episode I share 3 methods to borrowed from kintsugi to deconstruct and unlock value in our business’ value chains.
We’ve had some amazing stories and ideas from the Guest Mentors on the show so far and in the process we’ve reached listeners in 94 countries. So as a way of celebrating our 30th podcast we’ve selected their best bits of advice from 4 Guest Mentors from 4 different continents, which had they had known earlier would have probably given them a jumpstart to more success, fun and impact in their accounting and finance careers. If you only listened to one episode this week you would not be disappointed with this one.
• Anders Liu Lindberg Episode #002: The importance of relationship building for the finance professional.
• Kelly McCleary Episode #012: How To Become Effective Leaders in Accounting & Finance.
• Brad Eisenhuth Episode #016: Becoming an Outperformer in Finance & Accounting Part II.
• Chidimma Eghagha Episode #020: Demystifying the Numbers to Add Value.
It has to do with their policy at the door, you know, what customers they let in, what some might call their red velvet rope policy.
I share in this podcast and video some practical steps on how knowing your red velvet rope policy can increase you business impact and advance your career.
Our guest mentor today has a number of amazing stories to share as well as of some of those he’s helped. James Perry is a chartered accountant and owner of jamesperryexamcoaching.com where he offers his clients around the world a unique and fresh perspective to succeed in their exams and reach their potential in their careers.
• Where his passion for exam coaching came from and the story behind why’s he’s so passionate about helping others through the process.
• The first question he asks his exam coaching clients that we should all know the answer to if we want to have fun, rewarding and successful careers.
• A number of practical tips to improve your finance & accounting exam and career success.
This was one of the questions that one of our listeners messaged me with, the Finance team where they worked were “quite pedestrian” and “100% focussed on current results, not the future or business partnering”. I share some practical thoughts on how to do this in this video.
Andrew Jepson is owner and founder of Vincero Consulting that provides Outsourced CFO services targeted to SME businesses as well as coaching & mentoring programmes to high performing finance teams. Andrew’s very passionate about finance business partnering, is a regular contributor on LinkedIn and he’s teamed up with theoutperformer.co as part of his Compliance To Commercial finance business partnering programs.
• Where his passion for finance business partnering came from.
• The paradox that most accounting & finance professionals have in organisations.
• How Andrew came upon the expression “From Compliance To Commercial”..
• A couple simple techniques for improving our credibility and becoming trusted advisors.
And so in this final part of our Industry 4.0 series I share my thinking about how we should respond and there’s is an important lesson from earlier industrial revolutions we can build and move on from.
Marco Venturelli has over 35 years of experience in finance and accounting and currently leads Performance and Financial Strategy at Novartis where he is CFO of the Oncology Europe Region, as well as being on the CFO Board of Directors (CFO Consigliere di Amministrazione). Marco’s career has seen him hold various roles such as Country General Manager, undertaken international assignments and led global teams. He’s also regularly commenting and contributing on LinkedIn particularly with the handles #HappyFinance and #theHappyCFO.
• Marco shares the best two bits of advice that have helped him most in his career.
• A simple tip to increase the perceived value you add to your colleagues.
• Why we shouldn’t view influencing so negatively in finance & accounting.
I share my thoughts on what this is and how it impact us on this short video & podcast