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1 Business tips – Strength In The Numbers

Business tips

Whilst some of us accountants and finance professionals may be quite robotic and machine-like when it comes to our jobs the majority of us still have been endowed with 5 senses, you know sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch. But when was the last time you used all of these to give better financial advice? […]

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In relationships there’s an often clichéd break up phrase “It’s not you, it’s me” and this is partly true also in Finance when trying to influence decision makers for a couple reasons, otherwise we’ll end up with broken hearts. Firstly, we’re often trying to influence decision-makers in our own way and style, without trying to […]

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A fellow finance professional asked me a couple weeks ago what are the key skills required to become a fantastic accountant, and rather focus on skills per se I suggested he focus on mastering 3 disciplines? So what are these three disciplines and how do they help you become a fantastic accountant and finance professional? Before jumping […]

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There are two types of accountant and finance professional, those that ensure the appropriate controls and compliance are in place so that the numbers are accurate and consistent – let’s call this preserving value, and then there are those who are coming out from behind their desks, engaging with the business on meaningful problems, solving […]

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In a survey from earlier this year 95% finance leaders said they experienced a skills-gap in the finance function, however telling finance professionals to change their behaviours alone is not going to address this gap. Think about it, how often are we hearing from leaders (and thinking in brackets): We need to be more commercial (Okay so what does […]

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Often I see and hear finance professionals and finance leaders talking about ‘adding value’, but when they are asked to describe what that value is they find it difficult to articulate. They don’t have a simple way of looking at value and as a leader, some can’t help their teams think about genuine value as […]

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you’re well aware of the rate of change impacting many of our enterprises and industries. And, of the many jobs within these organisations one of them in particular has become much more demanding, the role of the CFO, who’s responsible for ensuring that the organisation they serve is […]

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Have you ever read the story of Rumpelstiltskin? You know the one where under threat of death a young woman is forced to seek help to turn something fairly common like straw is into gold. In effect the story makes reference to the practice of alchemy (spinning straw into gold), and this got me wondering, sometimes as […]

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I recorded a podcast this week with a senior finance professional who had also ran his own business and it got me thinking that nowadays in most large enterprises finance managers and leaders also supplement their accounting training by undertaking an MBA (Masters of Business and Administration). Interestingly whilst on this course you learn the […]

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It was a 15 minute conversation with a Mentor that helped chance the direction and success of my career in Finance. But up until then I was slow to ask for help, and even slower to pick up on the idea that Mentors could help me in my career. So let’s say you take the brave […]

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