How Finance People Can Be More Successful
I’m sure if you ask finance people if they wouldn’t mind improving their chances of career success they would almost all respond with a resounding YES! The big question is, of course, how? I will explore this topic in my new series aiming at giving tips and tricks for finance people to make small improvements every day that will eventually help them achieve more success in their careers. While my previous series was about the big lines of finance transformation and what strategies the CFO should follow this one will be much more down to earth. This is due to the simple fact that we can’t all make groundbreaking changes all the time and more often it’s the little things that make a difference. Hence, over the coming weeks, I will discuss with you about things like how to avoid having bad data kill your presentation or how to use storytelling to help non-finance people better understand your numbers. I hope you will also involve yourself and ask questions so we can discuss even more ways for everyone in Finance to do better in their job every day.
It’s the execution, stupid
Most professionals probably have a plan with their career but like with company strategies they can be the greatest plans in the world but if you or the company can’t execute well they will always fail. Execution is what we do every day to deliver on the plan hence if you need to make adjustments they are likely to be small and incremental. Here’s my list of the small incremental improvements to make which we will discuss over the coming weeks.
· Bad Data Kills Great Finance Professionals
· How Accountants Can Remain Relevant
· Creative Accountants Are No Longer Banned
· Don’t Measure Finance's Direct Value Creation
· Finance Needs To Clean Up Its Menu
· Finance Needs More Storytelling
· We Need More BUSINESS In Business Partnering
Each article aims at giving you a handful of concrete tips and tricks that you can more or less implement the next day. I will invite you to try them out along the way and share your feedback with me. I will then use your feedback to co-create even more tips and tricks for finance professi