FBP Accelerator: Essentials

This activity is delivered by thefbpteam.com

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The aim of this program is to help transform accountants working in commercial organisations into influential Finance Business Partners.

If you want to become a great Accountant, this course is NOT for you

If you want to work more effectively, influence and have impact with non finance then sign up now

In this series we focus our attention on the essentials ingredients to becoming a great FBP. Without these essentials it is very hard to navigate in a world of non finance individuals.

This course comprises the following:

Self paced video lessons

7 DAY FBP Kickstart – an on demand video program designed to take you through the core concepts of Finance Business Partnering utilising the QUIET approach to Finance Business Partnering


Workshop 1: The Principles of FBP - Discover the small tweaks you need to make to your approach as a Finance Professional, to become that Business Partner everyone wants to work with. It's not what you do that makes the difference, it's the way you do it and in this workshop we will show you simple techniques to practice and apply the minute you leave the workshop

Workshop 2: Freeing Up For FBP - One of the number one issues for any Finance Professional trying to become a great FBP.....I don't have enough time and I can't get a seat at the table. In this workshop we will show you simple techniques to prioritise what you are working on, and ways to effectively delegate, automate and eliminate things from your desk.

Workshop 3: Numbers & Visualisation - If you work in Finance, the rest of the organisation will be coming to your for numbers and ways to visualise them. This workshop simplifies the way you communicate the most important thing a finance business partner understands more than anyone....their numbers! And highlights how you have probably been doing it wrong for years.

Workshop 4: Identfying Actionable Insight - Ask anyone outside of finance what they want from finance and they will say INSIGHTS!!! Through a simple clockface model we will show you the things to be thinking about when identifying insight. And, most importantly, simple ways to get your business partners to action your recommendations.

Workshop 5: Relationships & Influence - With great relationships you get the questions you want answered, the information you need and sometimes, you even get things you didn't ask for. In this workshop we show you how to make your business partners feel comfortable, so you can then find out what they need your help with.

Upon satisfactory completion of this activity, you will be able to:

• Understand the future of finance in a more virtual world and what it means for you.
• Identify opportunities to add value, within your organisation
• Identify and Action your Insight using our clockface model.
• Turn a table of numbers into an interesting and engaging dashboard supported by cosmetically pleasing visuals
• Build the essential skillset of a Finance Business Partner to position you ready to engage and have impact with non finance
• Develop the skills necessary to improve your relationships and start to influence your stakeholders

Following this program, you will have moved yourself from a reporting and transactional accountant focused on reports, dashboards and analytics, to a finance professional ready to engage the non-finance members of the organisation.

This program is a introductory program to our FBP Incubator program.

Workshop 1 Thursday 9 November 8:00am -10:00am
Workshop 2 Thursday 16 November 8:00am -10:00am
Workshop 3 Thursday 23 November 8:00am -10:00am
Workshop 4 Thursday 30 November 8:00am -10:00am
Workshop 5 Thursday 7 December 8:00am -10:00am
*Please note, time zone is EDST.

Andrew Jepson, CEP & Founder – thefbpteam.com

Andrew Jepson FCA has over 20 years commercial experience as a Chartered Accountant, he has spent the last seven years dedicated to training, developing and lifting the impact and influence of accountants in commercial organisations.

He is the author of the book "Compliance to Commercial: The QUIET Approach to Finance Business Partnering" and has been a regular contributor to Acuity Magazine on the topic.

Andrew is considered one of the very few experts in the world on finance business partnering and with his global team have trained over 8,000 finance professionals worldwide since 2016.


Topic: Business Mindset, Future Focused, People & Leadership

Sub-Topic: Business Valuation, Finance Management, Financial Modelling, Leadership, Negotiation, Operational Excellence, Personal Effectiveness, Solve Problems

Format: Workshop

Proficiency Level: Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced

CPD: Upto 12 hours