“Arcus have delivered so much more value for us than any off-the-shelf business partner training. We keep getting fantastic feedback from everyone who attends their courses. We’re now working with Arcus to develop and roll-out an Advanced training journey for our senior finance teams.”
Sally Hinks, Head of Finance, General Merchandise.
M&S wanted to achieve a step-change in the business partnering capabilities of Finance. In particular they wanted to invest in the ‘commercial savvy’ of their teams, having separated their organisation into ‘commercial finance’ and ‘business support’.
What We Did
– the roles of Commercial Finance
– best practice performance management and reporting
– challenging and influencing senior business colleagues
– prioritising value decision opportunities
– personal capability gaps and development needs.
“The style of the Arcus team has been perfect for us. They are very knowledgeable and practical about what it takes to be a successful business partner, and their finance backgrounds really help in getting the message across and building a trusted relationship with our teams.”
Barzin Javanshiri, Senior Finance Manager