Finance Team Transformation – How We Work

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Case Study – Finance Team Transformation

We help drive financial efficiency for progressive businesses. Our Finance Team Transformation offer represents a strategic partner that works with finance leaders to  build high-performing departments that add long-term value to organisations.

A strategic partner to Finance Teams, helping them develop skills and confidence to do their jobs brilliantly, because happy and fulfilled people make robust and sustainable businesses.

Finance Teams are inherently busy. Always firefighting and pushing consistently to reach important deadlines month-on-month, year-on-year.

Even the least self-aware finance leader will acknowledge some sort of familiarity in this statement. THIS IS NOT A BAD THING. Finance leaders work hard and must make decisions to re-prioritise certain tasks so as not to risk achieving nothing! This is actually the right thing to do but this is where we can help you.

We have identified that those re-prioritised tasks fall into 3 categories:

System improvements and automation

Improving the user experience by reducing the requirement for manual intervention

Process improvements

Vital in ensuring the flow of easily accessible, accurate and timely data

Team development

Helping them develop skills and confidence to do their jobs brilliantly, because happy and fulfilled people make robust and sustainable businesses.

You can easily identify if there is any efficiency to be gained by asking each of your team members two questions:

  • What do you love in your role/company and want to see more of?
    —their butterflies
  • What do you find most annoying in your role/company and want to see less of?
    — their bugs

Did you ask those questions? GREAT! The fact you asked these questions is a positive step in the right direction, but it also indicates that there is more work to do around team development (category #3 above).

Just two simple questions that every leader should always know about their team. They can help identify so much, including which processes to prioritise improvements on, which tasks may need to be restructured, and even where there may be further learning opportunities to enhance those mundane tasks (we can’t get rid of them all but we will sure as heck automate them!).

We have many extremely flexible and tailored approach to working with clients, but a typical relationship will follow the timeline below: