#005 Monday Memo: What Finance Seasons Have You Gone Through?


The role of the accounting & finance team is evolving so that it can make an important contribution to improving decision-making and ensuring the sustainable success of the business.  However some finance teams are moving faster than others, which means that they’ve generally passed through different phases, or as I like to call them, seasons since evolution is never linear, it’s more cyclical in nature and by definition is always about moving forward.

So what seasons have you passed through?

– Autumn/Fall (Steward)
– Winter (Operator)
– Spring (Strategist)
– Summer (Catalyst)

Resources Mentioned:

  • Change not being linear but more like a Sigmoid curve (link)
  • Video inspired by previous article (link).
  • Deloitte (2008), Finance Masters (link)