The accountant as strategic influencer and adviser - becoming a business partner (ICAS)


The accountant as strategic influencer and adviser - the role of business partner', we considered the changing role of the finance professional and looked at some of the ways they can bring greater efficiency and productivity through building closer links to the business, developing the role of business partner. This second course looks to highlight some of the inter personal skills required to be an excellent Business Partner.

There is no doubt that some people were born with a high level of Emotional Intelligence while others need to work hard to develop it. The good news is that while IQ tends to level out the older you get, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can be developed. This course looks to provide some tools and skills to employ and develop to help the finance professional build rapport with their counter parts with in the business - and in doing so fulfil the ever challenging role of the finance business partner.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • understand tools that are required to fulfill the business partnering role
  • identify important relationship skills required to be a business partner
  • discuss how to develop rapport with customers

Authored by: Andy Wilkes

Andy is a CIMA qualified accountant with over 17 years in management and senior management positions, helping the public sector move from cash to more commercial style accounting. He has worked with numerous project based teams to oversee the development, and in some cases implementation of large Oracle based finance systems. Andy has also been Team Leader for Change Management and Budgeting during the implementation of three resource accounting systems across Government.

A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon successful completion of the online course.

CPD Points: 1.5

CPD Duration (hours): 1.5

Access: 12 months from purchase date

Price: £50.00 (excludes VAT)