Developing from a Finance Manager into a Business Partner
  • Assertiveness & control of emotions - Assertiveness & control of emotions / self-awareness / self-management
  • Change management - Change management in finance
  • Collaboration and relationship management - Social awareness and social relationship - Nonverbal language - Mentoring & coaching - Ability to challenge results -Influencing others – Assertiveness - Raising alert.
  • Communication, conviction - Communicating & convincing in Finance – Active listening - Analytical thinking bringing value – Clarity, brevity & impact - Weak signals and meaning, in a context of infobesity - Ability to reconcile contradictory interests and manage dilemmas - Retreat and crisis situations - Strategic thinking.
  • Cost control and performance management - Know how to perform variance calculations, fixed/variable analysis and calculate a break-even point – Know and be able to use the cost and performance control levers
  • Financial analysis and diagnosis - Balance sheet aggregates (FRN, WCR, Cash), net debt and financial analysis ratios. Know how to analyze financial structure, liquidity and solvency.
  • Financial skills management - "Finance jobs, Skills and macro-skills, Key missions and activities, Skills assessment, levels: fundamental (declarative) knowledge, standardized application in the context, complex application in the context, expertise (ability to share and develop knowledge), Career path and promotion
  • ROCE Value Creation (ROIC), WACC - Value creation: ROCE (ROIC) - WACC - Return on capital employed - Assets turn - Capital intensity

Target audience

- Accounting managers
- Auditeurs internes
- Consolidation and Accounting Directors
- Financial Directors and Controllers
- Financial managers
- Management controllers

1 day


This training does not require any particular prerequisite.


– Identify and be able to implement best practices and behaviors to promote and support the execution of a strategy through operational alignment

Detailed content

> Definition of a Business Partner

– The Enterprise Performance Management model
– Key competencies

> Beyond the numbers

– Relationships between business model and financial cycle
– Measuring value creation
– Reconciling the financial cycle to the operational language
– Fixed/variable and direct/indirect cost structure

> From strategy to execution, the Business Partner facilitates alignment

– The 5 Ps of a Finance Manager:
• Performance
• Plan ning
• Progress
• Pertinence
• Persuasion
– Exemples of actions-oriented and their results (i.e. BSC, best practice exchange)

> The financial Business Partner: projecting a positive image of management across the company, and leading change management or driving continuous improvement

> Conclusion: your personal action plan

Why should you attend?

Too often there is a gap between the strategy adopted by a company and its execution. For that reason, financial teams act as gatekeepers to ensure objectives and priorities between the financial universe and the operational world are aligned.
This training gives tools to strengthen a company’s performance management. In a workshop format, it focuses on technical and behavioral aspects to allow you to become a Business Partner.

Training methods and assessment

The training alternates theory, illustrations and business cases. Participants will be able to apply acquired knowledge to their own professional situations and build a personal action plan.
Assessment questionnaire.
A training certificate is delivered at the end of the session.

The trainer is available by e-mail to answer any follow-up questions participants may have.


1020 € Excl. VAT – 1 224 € Incl. VAT



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Jonathan C.