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PLANNING: FUTURE-PROOFING YOUR CAREER

By Anneke Andrews “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” – Benjamin Franklin. This is also true for your career. Listening recently to Clem Sunter discussing scenario planning, I was again reminded of the importance of considering various possibilities that could impact not only your country, your industry or your organisation, but, very… Read More PLANNING: FUTURE-PROOFING YOUR CAREER

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Finance Chief Plan to Increase Business Partnering

By Arvind Hickman Finance teams are planning to invest more time and resources into business partnering despite the barriers that hinder its effectiveness, such as inadequate systems and skills. These are the key findings of a recent Deloitte report, Changing the Focus: Finance Business Partnering, based on 134 interviews with senior finance professionals from organisations in… Read More Finance Chief Plan to Increase Business Partnering

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How to Be A Trusted Advisor to Your Clients

By John McCarthy John McCarthy explains how using active listening techniques can turn your best clients into ambassadors for your accounting firm. “What’s your existing advisor doing to help you grow your business?” If clients of accounting firms were asked this question, what do you think would be their most common reply? Most often, the… Read More How to Be A Trusted Advisor to Your Clients