What we do

We are a small firm of very experienced consultants that specialise in helping Finance Directors in large companies to deliver benefits from the ‘business-facing’ part of their Finance organisation.

Our services in Finance Business Partnering

  • HUNT FOR VALUE - Diagnostic and Gap Assessment for Business Partnering

    How does your Finance organisation compare with our best practice benchmarks? What are the gaps and opportunities, and what do we recommend to change in your Finance organisation to improve finance business partnering?
  • ORGANISING FINANCE - Implementing a Value-driven Organisation

    What are the roles, skills and capabilities needed for your Finance organisation to add more value to your business? What are the biggest skills gaps in your teams for successful business partnering, and what’s the right organisation structure across Finance?
  • VALUABLE DECISIONS - Re-setting the Business Partner Agenda

    Which are the most valuable decisions to focus on? What do your business leaders need the role of Finance to be? How should you prioritise scarce finance resource for business partnering and decision support?
  • ROADMAP FOR CHANGE - Transforming Finance

    Which practical improvements should you make to deliver most value to the business? What is the implementation plan, and how should you lead and mobilise the change journey with your business and finance colleagues?
  • CAPABILITY BUILDING - Skills Training for Finance Business Partners

    Designing and delivering training programmes for your finance teams that are grounded in business value and business benefits. Starting with Foundation finance business partnering skills through to Advanced partnering skills.
  • TRANSFORMING FINANCE - Finance Transformation Programmes

    Advice, challenge, coaching and guidance on how best to engage your organisation to mobilise and manage a finance transformation journey to deliver business value benefits. What works, what doesn't work, and what are the pitfalls along the journey?
  • DELIVER VALUE - Delivering Benefits from Business Partnering Opportunities

    ­Helping to deliver benefits for a specific business issue such as Pricing, Contract profitability, Customer and product profitability, Capital investment decisions or Cost reduction challenges. Working collaboratively with your finance teams to deliver the results and teach best practice business partnering techniques.
How we work with clients
  • Sonya Hotson
  • “Arcus opened my eyes to what needed to change in our organisation to deliver a step-up in the value we deliver to our business. Their style has worked really well for us.”

    Sonya Hotson, Director of Business Partnering, Standard Life

  • Standard Life