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Practical advice, real success stories and hard won lessons from leaders in finance and business to help fellow professionals deconstruct the key strengths, strategies and qualities that they need to know to remain relevant in this age of digital disruption and Industry 4.0, as well as how to apply them to: 1. Elevate the impact, value, and contribution they make for their organisations; and 2. Experience a fun, rewarding & successful career in finance & accounting.

Practical advice, real success stories and hard won lessons from leaders in finance and business to help fellow professionals deconstruct the key strengths, strategies and qualities that they need to know to remain relevant in this age of digital disruption and Industry 4.0, as well as how to apply them to: 1. Elevate the impact, value, and contribution they make for their organisations; and 2. Experience a fun, rewarding & successful career in finance & accounting.
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Practical advice, real success stories and hard won lessons from leaders in finance and business to help fellow professionals deconstruct the key strengths, strategies and qualities that they need to know to remain relevant in this age of digital disruption and Industry 4.0, as well as how to apply them to: 1. Elevate the impact, value, and contribution they make for their organisations; and 2. Experience a fun, rewarding & successful career in finance & accounting.

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@andrewSITN

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Episodes

#095: Monday Memo: How to get your Finance Black Belt for a more successful career?

10/21/2018
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Recently when talking with a fellow finance professional our conversation switched over to which martial arts style is best? Which is better, jujitsu, kung fu, karate, judo, krav maga, tae kwon do, or something like Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)? I’m not an expert in any of these, but having dabbled with a few of them each has its comparative advantages and downsides. And it got me thinking why it’s important to your career success to have access to Finance ‘Black Belts’ and ‘Masters’ at their...

Duration:00:05:20

#094: The Fundamental Role of FP&A in Value Creation with Rob Trippe

10/17/2018
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Are you using your finance skills to keep busy or actually create more value for your stakeholders? How do you know the difference? I believe we’re all doing our best to add value, however in the race to do so we may actually be guilty of not focusing on doing the right things and so limiting our impact and value we can potentially add, particularly in FP&A. This is one of the many areas Rob Trippe and I discuss on today’s episode along with some other key areas such as: • The fundamental...

Duration:00:28:30

#093: Monday Memo: 3 way thinking for the finance professional and its role in creating value

10/14/2018
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Is your Finance team thinking about business in the right way? Most people think that business involves selling more stuff or saving money, and accountants would record this type of activity typically as profit and loss, but is this enough to ensure enterprises achieve sustained profitable growth? In this bite-sized episode I share some thoughts on why this is not enough and two other perspectives we need to consider. www.sitnshow.com/podcast/093 #FinanceMentor #SITN #ValueCreation #Finance...

Duration:00:07:19

#092: Reinventing Finance to Deliver Genuine Impact & Prosperous Careers with Andrew Harding

10/10/2018
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Given there’s no escaping the rapid rate of change, digitisation and globalisation on business, society and our finance profession how can we best figure out how to keep making a genuine impact for our stakeholders as well as have meaningful and prosperous careers in finance & accounting? Well, what better way to find out than ask Andrew Harding, Chief Executive Management Accounting, at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants which represents 667,000 members and...

Duration:00:30:36

#091: Monday Memo: Is your Finance department behaving as if the world is still flat?

10/7/2018
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Over the years Finance professionals, whether having gone through business school or as part of their accounting training, have been taught and introduced to various economic concepts and mental models that if applied correctly can help create more value for our organisations and help them be more successful. But are we behaving as if the world is flat by applying them incorrectly or even worse failing to fit them to reality? In this bite-sized episode I share some thoughts on how to...

Duration:00:08:21

#090: A Rising the Tide to Lift All Finance Professionals with Andrew Codd

10/3/2018
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Have you ever heard the expression a rising tide lifts all ships or seen it in practice for finance professionals? I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for this podcast by Mitan Patel and I explain why this saying is one of the driving forces behind keeping the Strength in the Numbers show going. Mitan and I also discuss on today’s episode along with some other key areas such as: • The key event that led to my last ever job application. • The knowledge sources I draw on for...

Duration:00:30:42

#089: Monday Memo: Introducing Mitan Patel

9/30/2018
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How does Strength in the Numbers Show happen? This show doesn't happen without the input and support from our audience, guest mentors being so giving of their time & experiences but also the immense work done behind the scenes, so I'd like to introduce you to Mitan Patel one of our team and soon to be hosting some of our podcasts with guest mentors. In this bite-sized episode I introduce you to Mitan Patel where we touch on some of his background, what he hopes to achieve as host of the show...

Duration:00:29:26

#088: The transformative power of finance & accounting with Dr Noel Tagoe (Part 2)

9/26/2018
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Even though the term connected society was coined back in 1991, have we recently stopped to think what does it really mean for our careers and accounting & finance profession. We’re seeing ever faster rates of change in global politics, economics and cultures caused by the spread of networked, digital information and communications technologies and these are just some of topics our guest mentor Noel Tagoe and I cover together in today’s episode as well as: • Why connectivity is key, why we...

Duration:00:26:52

#087: Monday Memo: Are finance professionals focusing on the wrong things

9/23/2018
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As accountants and finance professionals we’re expected to have great attention to detail and the numbers, in fact it’s a large part our training, but what if we’re paying attention to the wrong things and so limiting our ability to make a meaningful impact at work and so holding us back from having a more rewarding and successful career in finance. In this bite-sized episode I share some thoughts on some research and how to ensure we're focusing on the right things in practice....

Duration:00:07:39

#086: The transformative power of finance & accounting with Dr Noel Tagoe (Part 1)

9/19/2018
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The phrases ‘making a difference’ and 'finance transformation' are often used but what do they really look like for accountants and finance professionals, not in theory but in practice? This is one of the many questions Dr Noel Tagoe Executive Vice President, Academics at AICPA and I tackle on today’s episode along with some other key areas such as: • Noel’s 3 steps to become more valuable and relevant to your organisation • What to do if we encounter failure and why it’s the best risk...

Duration:00:31:22

#085: Monday Memo: The Finance Professional's 6 Value Generating Assets You Should Be Aware Of

9/16/2018
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One of the main truths we know in Finance is that income follows on from assets so long as an organisation is managing them well. I believe the same can be said for all the teams within organisations and in particular Finance, but as finance professionals in order to manage our assets so that they generate the most value we need to know what they are as well as be able to assess where we need to improve them. And how many of us actually can say that we know how to do both those things? In...

Duration:00:07:30

#084: Stay relevant and get the most out of your Finance Tools, Data, & CPD with Simon Harrison

9/12/2018
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There’s a saying doing the rounds at the moment that data is the new oil and analytics the new engine, so you’d think that if this is where the opportunity is at, and given how much we are involved in generating and reporting the data & insights, then why are some of our skills as finance professionals only just touching the surface of what’s possible and so threatening our ability to remain relevant and continue to be involved in solving meaningful problems for our organisations. These are...

Duration:00:35:47

#083: Monday Memo: How Finance Can Add Value by Breaking Some Windows

9/9/2018
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One of my favourite parables is that of the broken window fallacy which was first expressed by the French economist, Frederic Bastiat and it constantly reminds me in Finance whilst although we generally think about preventing things getting broken we sometimes have to step back and consider to multiple perspectives since breaking things might actually add more value for our organisations in the longer run. In this bite-sized episode I share some thoughts on how to start putting this into...

Duration:00:06:49

#082: 4 Practical Examples of Changing Your Mindset to Accelerate Your Finance Career

9/5/2018
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Do you know what’s the right mindset to have towards your finance career? I mean not in theory but in practice, to not merely become more influential as a finance professional and solve meaningful problems for your organisation but to also have a fun, rewarding career in accounting & finance. To help gain a sense of what this right mindset might look like we’ve prepared a special episode where we share with you how 4 of our guest mentors have found mindsets that have worked in their finance...

Duration:00:30:19

#081: Monday Memo: Why Two Ears And One Mouth Can Lead To Stakeholder Value Creation

9/2/2018
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In the previous episode I suggested that an effective vision as much for finance professionals as the organisations we support starts and ends with value creation for the relevant stakeholders, which is the only reason for any business to exist. This is the Who and the Why, but it's not very practical without the How? In this bite-sized episode I share some thoughts on how to start putting this into practice with the most often requested tool from my book. www.sitnshow.com/podcast/081...

Duration:00:24:57

#080: How Offshoring is moving higher up the Finance Value Chain with Jamie McBrien

8/29/2018
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How much of your organisation’s or client’s finance activities are either outsourced or offshored? With the barriers to knowledge transfer diminishing outsourcing is moving more upmarket from lower level transaction processing/back office tasks and into Treasury, Mergers & Acquisitions, and FP&A to name but a few however far from being a threat it is also a great opportunity to add more bottom line value to businesses. These are just some of topics our guest mentor Jamie McBrien and I cover...

Duration:00:35:06

#079: Monday Memo: Is a lack of clear vision holding back Finance professionals?

8/26/2018
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There’s an old saying: “Where there is no vision the people perish.” PROVERBS 29 VERSE 18 Which means that there’s two types of vision for finance professionals, there are those who have no vision and so are held back in their careers and struggling to make a meaningful impact within their organisations; and then there are those who do have effective vision and are seen as influential and relevant in solving meaningful problems for their organisations. So which type are you? In this...

Duration:00:06:09

#078: What’s your Finance extra?

8/22/2018
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Have you ever thought about what your extra is in Finance or do you even know what it is? With the continuing advances in the robotization of our traditional workloads if we wish to have a solid future in finance we need to be continuously doing more around creating value. And this is just one of the many topics our guest mentor Paul Sweeney & I cover in today’s episode as well as: • Why your knowing your extra matters and how we can practically make it count in Finance. • We deconstruct the...

Duration:00:40:19

#077: Monday Memo: How mowing the lawn can help Finance gain better influence

8/19/2018
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Currently it’s summer in the Northern hemisphere, and the sunnier conditions along with the odd rain shower means that for those of us with lawns we find ourselves more regularly mowing them but why do we mow them in the first place and what can that teach us in Finance about better influencing others? In this bite-sized episode I share some thoughts on what this teaches us about influencing humans into action and how to do this practically in finance. #FinanceMentor #SITN #futureoffinance...

Duration:00:04:39

#076: Taking Yourself Less Seriously to Become a Finance Linchpin

8/15/2018
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In this digital age there are two types of Finance professional, there are those who take themselves very seriously and then there are those who are becoming, not only Finance and organisational linchpins, but they're doing so in fun and playful ways that accelerate their career successes. These are just some of topics our guest mentor Glin Bayley covers in today’s episode as well as: • A practical way on how to be a linchpin in Finance on a daily basis. • Deconstruct what really matters...

Duration:00:35:01