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Business partnering skills: ‘You need to understand your counterpart’ Logo cgma

  Oliver Rowe |   Free |   Jun 2021 |   FM magazine

The CFO for PepsiCo’s CIS business says finance leaders need to develop professional resilience and business partnering skills and ‘see the big picture’.

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: People: Collaboration & partnering, Advanced
  • Management accounting: Leadership: Change management, Advanced

3 Comments/Reflections

Jessica Mendonca

Jessica Mendonca Dec 2022

Highlighted the changing role of a finance professional and how key it is to understand counterpart's objectives and goals in order to best support them, as well as the importance of being able to 'see the big picture' to be best placed to support the navigation of change. The article also importantly discussed how 2020 and 2021 has supported the workforce in developing professional resilience.

Grant Evans

Grant Evans May 2022

Reminder of the importance of soft skills and that my role is more of a relational role. This article helped me understand how vital it is to understand what my counterpart's objectives and goals are, in order for me to appropriately support them in a professional capacity.
Thomas Anderson

Thomas Anderson Oct 2021

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