“In a previous life my finance manager was absolutely my lieutenant. He deputised for everything, he challenged my ideas and decisions, giving me a different view of the business. This is what I want from my Finance team.”
The Managing Director of a FTSE-100 company in the UK said this to me recently when we were working with his management team to re-define the role of Finance to add more value to the business.
He’s referring of course to Leadership capabilities in Finance, the 4th of our ‘Business Partnering Capability Quadrants’. How to become the deputy or co-pilot to the head of the business area you partner with?
I would recommend that you take a hard look at the Leadership Capabilities in your finance business partnering teams:
So Ask Yourself:
If you’d like to find out more about our ‘Business Partnering Capability Quadrants’, and the 20 skills needed by high performing business partners, then download a copy of our free Best Practice report on Finance Business Partnering by filling in the form to the right, and take a look at Chapter 4.
With kind regards,
Managing Director, Arcus Consulting
t: +44 (0) 207 608 5096