A Finance Business Partner is an Accountant or Bookkeeper who works closely with units within a large organisation, or owners / directors in a smaller company.
The aim is to create a solid working relationship between operations, management, and finance. Their role is to provide continuous support and work as a trusted adviser to help decision making with a financial outlook.
In all honesty, most business owners could do with having a finance business partner to support them. Many people set up their own business, but not many have an accountancy background and therefore end up making wrong decisions. Finance is not an easy subject and tends to be an area that a lot of creative business owners find difficult.
However, having an expert in finance working alongside you and your team, will ensure that your business continues in both the good and bad times. This support can be really useful as your business goes through a period of growth. When the increase in new additional staff can result in the need for additional processes and controls. Likewise, if things are difficult, that extra support can help identify where improvements can or need to be made.
Do you find that you or someone else completes your book’s, but you don’t really understand what they mean? Which of my products or services makes me the most profit? Is there enough cash to keep the business going? What should I focus on to grow my business?
These are some of the questions as a small business owner you might be asking yourself. As a finance business partner these are all the answers I can answer and as a result together we can shape your books, so they are meaningful to you. More importantly this information provides you with the knowledge and power to achieve your goals.
I have a vast amount of knowledge and experience from working in various companies. This will enable you to benefit from:
These are just some examples however, if there is anything else that you have in mind, then let’s have a chat.