Blogs & Insights

Generally in Finance & Accounting we want to help our organisations make better, more sustainable decisions. In fact we pride ourselves on presenting our ideas clearly and logically but sometimes our insights and expertise seem fall on deaf ears. Why? If you’ve ever found yourself in this position, you know, where no matter how rationally, […]

Read

Sometimes accountants like to let our hair down so last weekend I was out with my wife in the capital city and we went to a nightclub. Whilst we were queuing to get in I observed something that gave me an idea about how we can improve our impact within our businesses as well as […]

Read

After a trip to a local beach my son found a part-open clam shell that he adored. When we went home he affixed some Googly eyes onto it, transforming it into “Shelly” until a few days later one of his sisters accidentally stepped on it, fracturing his prized possession into several pieces. . . . […]

Read

Previously on our Strength in the Numbers Show I’ve discussed and covered the two megatrends in accounting & finance, digitisation and finance business partnering and why it’s important for us to understand the impact of these on traditional accounting & finance, but how do we help others see the importance of these, let alone help […]

Read

The opportunity for those in finance careers to be full of fun, meaning and contribution has never been greater, yet in the same breath we have all this digital disruption being caused around us by the fourth industrial revolution. And so to the final part of our Industry 4.0 series and thinking about ‘how we should […]

Read

Regardless of whether we’re accountants and finance professionals that have already qualified or are in the process of qualifying we put a lot of trust into our employers and accounting bodies hoping that they will make appropriate decisions on how to navigate the affects of Industry 4.0 so that our careers within accounting & finance […]

Read

Traditionally it was the accountants in the finance team that held the keys to the numbers, we were the sole gatekeepers and if a manager or leader wanted to know how their business was performing they’d need to contact finance. But nowadays you may have noticed there are many more non-finance personnel leveraging digital technologies […]

Read

Technology has become an every-day part of our lives, indeed if you’re reading this article it’s being done on a digital device. Likewise business is becoming a more digital experience, we deal with a relentless stream of messages and communications, and we operate in a network of teams. And one megatrend rapidly impacting the work traditionally […]

Read

If you’ve found yourself able to get out of the daily grind of accounting & finance for just enough time to hear the phrases ‘digital disruption,’ the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ or ‘Industry 4.0’ you may be curious enough to want to know what does it mean for accountants and finance professionals? Accounting & finance teams […]

Read

Whilst there are very few books out there on Finance Business Partnering there are so many others available that detail the broader business skills necessary to be a successful finance business partner. So where does an aspiring Finance Business Partner begin their search for knowledge? Last year I recommended 5 books and given the success […]

Read



Search