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Oct 2015

Finance business partnering

Finance business partnering makes an important contribution to improving decision making and ensuring the sustainable success of business.

In many organisations, the accounting and finance function is being transformed to be more effective. This is being enabled by developments in information technology, allowing management accountants to extend their role to include finance business partnering. Finance business partnering makes an important contribution to improving decision making and ensuring the sustainable success of business. It also widens the career opportunities for management accountants, providing another route to senior management.

This report, based on 25 interviews and roundtables globally with senior executives, shows the kinds of decisions management accountants support.

This global report from CIMA and AICPA, commissioned by Oracle, evaluates the impact and role the CFO can play in creating value with digital technologies.

This infographic report illustrates key findings from the survey of more than 250 management accountants on what they see as a threat to their business.

Oracle, in partnership with CIMA, sourced the views of more than 250 finance professionals through a survey on improving business performance.

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The vast majority of business partnering is operational. The highest level of finance does have a role in strategy but it is a very small percentage. Business partnering is about driving business performance.

Anton Broers Finance Manager, Royal Dutch Shell