Agile Ways of Working for Finance Business Partners
Finance business partnering is the future of finance. This workshop is for every finance professional aspiring to play a more effective role in the performance of their organisation whatever their role or level. It will explore the fundamental concepts of Agile techniques for business partners. Gain the skills required to implement agile ways of working and deliver value to both your business-as-usual (BAU) activities and your projects within your organisation. Explore what it takes to become a true finance business partner, leader and transformation agent.
The focus is of this workshop is on how finance professionals can apply Agile techniques to effectively engage with the whole of business, lead projects, influence and impact decision making. Explore the implementation of project accounting methodology with a focus on how to deliver Agile initiatives from a finance perspective. Hear about what it takes to deliver Waterfall, Agile and Hybrid projects with finance and the business in mind.
For those at the early stages of your career, you will gain insights into what you should aspire to and how to reach the peak. For senior finance managers, you will understand how you could shape your finance teams and business units for the future of partnering, and for CFO’s it will challenge your thinking in respect of the finance structures that are already set in your organisation, to derive better performance and project outcomes.
Upon satisfactory completion of this activity you will be able to:
- Apply Agile business partnering and project-management techniques.
- Apply Agile techniques to transform traditional finance roles to that of true value adding finance business partners.
- Describe the framework for leading projects and transforming your finance function.
- Identify the changes in technology affecting finance.
- Use lead indicators to identify the relevant measures impacting decision-making.
- Describe how finance business partners contribute to strategic decision making.
- Describe the main drivers of business performance and suggest how they should be managed.
Attendees will gain insights from an Agile Project Finance expert on what it takes to become a true finance business partner, project leader and transformation agent. Appreciate the business partnering journey, including how it leads to finance transformation. Apply the tools and tips in your Business Partnering career to deliver maximum value for your organisation.
Dina Gofman is a Chartered Accountant, holds an AGSM MBA, is a Certified Scrum Product Owner and Scrum Master who specialises in Project Accounting. Dina’s experience ranges across a multitude of projects and programs within a number of international organisations. Her expertise ranges from delivery methodology translation, to system modelling integration for project accounting, as well as business case delivery and negotiation. Dina has spent the last few years working with project teams on large investment projects inclusive of both physical and conceptual deliverables. In her spare time, Dina is passionate about multiple causes inclusive of various Australian Arts projects and working with financial literacy within underprivileged world-wide communities.
Materials: Printed and handed out to participants at the face to face event or prior to the activity for online delivery of the course.
Participants requirements: Have been working within an accounting or finance function for at least 6 months or equivalent experience.
Topic: Business Mindset, People & Leadership, Reporting
Sub-Topic: Business Reporting, Operational Excellence, Personal Effectiveness, Project Management
Proficiency Level: Foundation
CPD: Upto 6.5 hours