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In House FBP Development Programmes

Transform your finance team with a blendedtailored in-house development journey. Your team will learn how to build relationships, turn data into insights, bring numbers to life, and influence decisions.

Start with an online assessment to identify your development areas, and video lessons covering theory. Then attend a series of 1 day workshops over 3 to 6 months full of games & simulation.

Tasking between workshops and 7 hours of video lessons embeds the learning. And add optional 1:1 coaching for fast behavioural change.

 

Qualifies for 4 days CPD for ICAEW, CAANZ, CIMA, ACCA, CPA & more.

 

Afterwards your team will...

Be future-proofed and better prepared for the finance revolution.

Know their personal development gaps and have a clear plan and tools to close them.

Be able to turn data into genuine insight using a simple 3 step model.

Be able to take any boring table of numbers and turn it into an interesting, engaging and fun dashboard. 

Be able to build rapport quickly with anyone, even difficult people.

Feel confident presenting and communicating clear messages.

Feel confident challenging elegantly & negotiating for win-win outcomes.

Enjoy selling their ideas and influencing people.

Be able to how to negotiate for win-win outcomes.

 

Aim for a World class team

We've identified the 16 behaviours of World Class finance business partners, and we'll show your team how to develop them.

We start with an online assessment to benchmark your team against our database. Everyone receives personalised reports showing strengths and priority areas to focus on. Plus you get team and sub-team cuts.

Then people take a 2 hour video lesson to cover the theory of FBP, so we can get straight into application in the workshop.

 

Are you a Calculator or Coach?

We've identified the 4 types of finance business partner: the calculator, the dashboard, the coach and the leader

Our finance business partner training moves your team from Calculator to Coach, and our 1:1 coaching options can take your people all the way to Leader.

Take our free survey to find out what type of finance business partner you or your team are.

Aim for a World class team

We've identified the 16 behaviours of World Class finance business partners, and we'll show your team how to develop them.

We start with an online assessment to benchmark your team against our database. Everyone receives personalised reports showing strengths and priority areas to focus on. Plus you get team and sub-team cuts.

Then people take a 2 hour video lesson to cover the theory of FBP, so we can get straight into application in the workshop.

 

Are your team dealing in data or insight?

Data answers the question what. Information answers the question why. And insight answers the questions so what, what next, how could we improve.

Automation and AI is changing finance fast, and soon the robots will tell us what happened. The future of finance is insight - helping to answer the question so what?

Future-proof your team by showing them how to move away from the data and start to help non-finance answer the questions so what, what next, how could we improve?

On demand video content 

All our packages include 7 hours of on demand video lessons. These cover the core concepts so we can focus the face-to-face workshops on interactive application with games and simulations.

They are also great for global teams because we can deliver the same amount of change with less face-to-face workshops, cutting down on travel time and cost. Plus you can reach the whole of your finance team with the video content, and be more selective for face-to-face investment.

7 video courses: What is FBP, Bring Numbers To Life, Turn Data To Insights, Relationships & Challenge, Influencing, Telling Stories With Data, and Telling Stories With Data

 

How it works

We start with an online assessment to benchmark your team against our database. Everyone receives personalised reports. Plus you get team and sub-team cuts.

Core theory is covered in a 2 hour video lesson before a series of 1 day workshops over 3 to 6 months full of games & simulation.

Real-World tasking between workshops and 7 hours of video lessons embeds the learning. And add optional 1:1 coaching for fast behavioural change.

All programmes qualify for CPD for ICAEW, CAANZ, CIMA, ACCA, CPA & more.

 

Video Only

£499 /person
  • Our online video finance business partner development programme. Perfect for global teams.
  • Capabilty assessment
  • 10 hours video lessons
  • Tasking between lessons
  • Case studies & examples
  • 4 days CPD

Kick-start

£999 /person
  • A 2-day kick-start getting your team up to speed quickly. Great for immediate impact.
  • Capability assessment
  • Video pre work
  • 2 days workshops
  • Tailored content
  • Tasking between modules
  • 7 hours video lessons
  • Optional 1:1 coaching

Boot Camp

£1299 /person
  • A 3-day boot-camp development programme over 3 months for mindset & behavioural change.
  • Capability assessment
  • Video pre work
  • 3 days workshops
  • Tailored content
  • Tasking between modules
  • 7 hours video lessons
  • Optional 1:1 coaching

Master Class

£1599 /person
  • Our most popular 4-day masterclass over 6 months creating genuine mindset & behavioural change.
  • Capability assessment
  • Video pre work
  • 4 days workshops
  • Tailored content
  • Tasking between modules
  • 7 hours video lessons
  • Optional 1:1 coaching

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Steve Harris

CFO, Barts Charity

Andy worked with our finance business partner team and has transformed the way we approach the role. By emphasising the importance of relationship building and looking at things from the perspective of our stakeholders the team are now able to provide significantly better service.

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Kane Laurence

FP&A Director, CMS Legal

I have worked with Andy and the team twice and have been very impressed with his ability to deliver relevant content in a way that is engaging from start to finish. Andy’s unique sales and finance background really brings something to the table and I would thoroughly recommend his expertise to develop any business partnering capability.

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Wes Burrage-Jones

Commercial Finance Director, ReAssure

Andy has taken me & our team on a journey of self learning, enabling a transformation which has resulted in turning dull, low value information into insight and influence. The learning has opened our eyes to a different way of communication and we are excited to continue this journey and see what we can achieve – thanks Andy!

Why choose us?

We've all been senior finance leaders, but our unique approach to finance business partner training comes from our direct experience working outside of finance and being partnered by finance.

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Andy Shambrook

Founder & Managing Partner

I used to be a finance director and thought I had cracked the code on finance business partnering. Then I became a sales director and saw a whole new perspective.

I developed our unique approach based on my experience working in sales and marketing and being partnered by finance.

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Andrew Jepson

Partner, Asia Pacific

I've been a senior finance leader but it was when I became a general manager that I really got what finance business partnering is all about.

I designed and run Australia's most popular public finance business partner training course, plus I wrote the book 'Compliance to Commercial'.

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Iain Dewson

Partner, North America

When I moved from finance to L&D to lead a global finance training Academy I saw finance through a different lens.

I joined The Finance Business Partner in 2019 to help develop and deliver global development programmes integrated into the wider L&D strategy.

What size of team?

We work in-house with teams from 4 people to 400 across all sectors from banking to charities across the World. 

For larger teams we run multiple cohorts, sometimes streamed by level, sometimes not. For smaller teams we often have the whole team in the room from the CFO to trainees - and in fact this creates the best and quickest change.

Often FBP training is something done to people by senior leaders, and it always work better when it is done together.

The perfect cohort size is 12-14 people. For groups smaller than 4 we recommend our public courses.

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