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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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Episodes

#042: The Most Important Investment You Can Make in Your Accounting & Finance Career

4/19/2018
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What is the most important investment you can make in your Accounting & Finance career? Well our guest mentor Nigel Franklyn provides the answer. Nigel is a speaker and thought leader as well as the creator of Me Inc. which is really about how we can be more productive, being our best selves and make better use of our energy in Accounting & Finance. Key Points From the Episode: • 4 lessons he learned as an athlete and brought into his career. • Your supervisor’s amazing superpower and how...

Duration:00:38:55

#041: Monday Memo: How Finance Can Organise To Deliver More Productive Insights

4/16/2018
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One of the key ways Finance & Accounting teams can remain relevant is to contribute valued insights that are delivered to the right people, in the right way and at the right time. I’ve written previously about what valued insights look like and now I’ll share a bit more in this episode about how Finance teams should better organise to deliver them. If you enjoyed this week's Monday Memo please checkout our other episodes and longer guest mentor interviews, blogs, videos, and detailed show...

Duration:00:06:12

#040: Transforming the Future of Finance to Remain Relevant with Chris Argent

4/12/2018
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There are two futures open to finance professionals and accountants, the first is where we remain functional and slowly but surely have our roles downsized, offshored, or even replaced by robots who can do the work much more cheaply and efficiently. Or the other future where we continue to be seen as relevant, are adding value to our businesses and those around us and in turn making an impact, creating more opportunities and having fun, rewarding and successful careers in accounting &...

Duration:00:28:53

#039: Monday Memo: Why it's dangerous for Finance to believe there’s no such thing as Dragons

4/9/2018
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As a parent, I love telling my children stories and as an accounting & finance professional I enjoy helping management safeguard the company’s assets and also identify suitable opportunities that create value for shareholders. So it’s great when there’s a story I can share in both realms, like “There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon” by Jack Kent to get the underlying messages across. On the surface, it’s a really simple tale but has 4 practical applications to finance & accounting...

Duration:00:07:44

#038: Progressing Your Career in the Right Way in Accounting & Finance with Angela Ho

4/5/2018
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There are two types of people who progress their careers in finance and accounting, those that do it the wrong way, get frustrated and ultimately burn-out and those that do it in a much more useful, rewarding, win-win way for their businesses and themselves. And our guest mentor, Angela Ho who is senior vice president and principal accounting officer at OceanFirst Bank is one of those people doing it the right way. On this episode Angela shares with us: • 2 ways to display confidence in...

Duration:00:29:23

#037: Monday Memo: 6 Lessons Finance Can Learn From Forrest Gump

4/2/2018
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One of my favourite movies of all time is Forrest Gump, ever since I first watched it on a rented videotape when it was released nearly 25 years ago. I also imagine it was other people’s favourite movie that year, it was a commercial success grossing more than $1bn at the box office (in today’s money), a 12x return on investment in its first year, and is one of the most quoted movies of all time. So now that I look back on it there are six the lessons the main character, Forrest Gump,...

Duration:00:22:12

#036: Lead More Authentically in Finance and Accounting with Talita Ferreira

3/29/2018
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There are two types of people in Finance & Accounting, those who struggle to keep up with all the changing work requirements, new digital technologies and how best to keep up with it all, and those you see to have a good fit between making an impact work whilst also being happy with how their careers are progressing. The difference between these two types is ultimately knowing how to develop a better balance and fit between your work and your life. Today's guest mentor Talita Ferreira is a...

Duration:00:34:07

#035: Monday Memo: If Finance teams made more mistakes would they add more value

3/25/2018
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Recently a fellow finance thought leader shared with me a story of a CFO he was working with at a large multinational who's Finance team were now more accepting of making mistakes and errors in order to better figure out how to best prepare to add value for their businesses today and into the future. How uplifting and audacious but isn’t this paradoxical given Finance and Accounting's perceived values of accuracy & completeness? In this Monday Memo I share why both are important as well as...

Duration:00:20:36

#033: Monday Memo: How the ancient art of Kintsugi helps Finance unlock value in your business

3/19/2018
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Kintsugi (“golden joinery”) is the Japanese art of repairing broken objects with a precious metal such as gold. Instead of hiding such cracks and imperfections they are accepted and it’s acknowledged repairs will need to happen from time to time. And once these flaws are fixed they are then regarded as a unique piece of the object’s history which adds to its value. Similarly, as part of our roles in finance we report out and analyse where cracks our businesses might be occurring, if there...

Duration:00:20:08

#032: Jumpstart Your Finance Career with 4 Best Bits Of Inspiration From Our Guest Mentors

3/14/2018
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Looking for some inspiration on how to be more successful and make a bigger impact in your accounting & finance career? Then you need to listen to this episode. We’ve had some amazing stories and ideas from the Guest Mentors on the show so far and in the process we’ve reached listeners in 94 countries. So as a way of celebrating our 30th podcast we’ve selected their best bits of advice from 4 Guest Mentors from 4 different continents, which had they had known earlier would have probably...

Duration:00:21:25

Monday Memo: #031: Knowing your red velvet rope to increase your impact and career success

3/12/2018
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Sometimes accountants like to let our hair down so last weekend I was out with my wife in the capital city and we went to a nightclub. Whilst we were queuing to get in I observed something that gave me an idea about how we can improve our impact within our businesses as well as the fun & rewards we get from our careers. It has to do with their policy at the door, you know, what customers they let in, what some might call their red velvet rope policy. I share in this podcast and video some...

Duration:00:06:41

#030: Succeed In Your Accounting Exams & Finance Career with James Perry

3/8/2018
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Our guest mentor today has a number of amazing stories to share as well as of some of those he's helped. James Perry is a charted accountant and owner of jamesperryexamcoaching.com where he offers his clients around the world a unique and fresh perspective to succeed in their exams and reach their potential in their careers. Key Points From the Episode: • Where his passion for exam coaching came from and the story behind why’s he’s so passionate about helping others through the process. •...

Duration:00:39:16

#029 How to help others adopt a Finance Business Partnering mindset

3/5/2018
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Previously on our Strength in the Numbers Show I’ve discussed and covered the two megatrends in accounting & finance, digitisation and finance business partnering and why it’s important for us to understand the impact of these on traditional accounting & finance, but how do we help others see the importance of these, let alone help them change? This was one of the questions that one of our listeners messaged me with, the Finance team where they worked were “quite pedestrian” and “100%...

Duration:00:22:25

#026: #HappyFinance and becoming Strategic Business Partners with Marco Venturelli: Part 2

2/22/2018
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Marco Venturelli has over 35 years of experience in finance and accounting and currently leads Performance and Financial Strategy at Novartis where he is CFO of the Oncology Europe Region, as well as being on the CFO Board of Directors (CFO Consigliere di Amministrazione). In this episode we cover: • Marco shares the best two bits of advice that have helped him most in his career. • A simple tip to increase the perceived value you add to your colleagues. • Why we shouldn’t view influencing...

Duration:00:18:56

#025: Monday Memo: Industry 4.0 and What It Means For Accountants & Finance Professionals Part 4

2/19/2018
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Regardless of whether we're accountants and finance professionals that have already qualified or are in the process of qualifying we put a lot of trust into our employers and accounting bodies hoping that they will make appropriate decisions on how to navigate the affects of Industry 4.0 so that our careers within accounting & finance remain relevant and sustainable, however they're also being impacted as much, if not more, by the such rapid change and disruptions. I share my thoughts on...

Duration:00:23:25

#024: #HappyFinance and becoming Strategic Business Partners with Marco Venturelli: Part 2

2/15/2018
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Marco Venturelli has over 35 years of experience in finance and accounting and currently leads Performance and Financial Strategy at Novartis where he is CFO of the Oncology Europe Region, as well as being on the CFO Board of Directors (CFO Consigliere di Amministrazione). In this episode we cover: • Why sustainability is important for happier Finance and where the pressure is going from to be so. • How Finance are well positioned to drive better sustainability. • Four components that make...

Duration:00:27:51

#023: Monday Memo: Industry 4.0 and What It Means For Accountants & Finance Professionals Part 3

2/12/2018
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In the last episode we discussed digitisation and ironically digitisation is opening up opportunity for more human skills, particularly around our second megatrend, known as, Finance Business Partnering. I share my thoughts on what this is and how it impact us on this short video & podcast. If you enjoyed this episode check out our guest mentor interviews, other podcasts, videos, blogs and resources at sitnshow.com to help you advance your career and impact in accounting & finance.

Duration:00:23:30

#022: The Key Ingredients For Storytelling With The Numbers with Geetanjali Tandon

2/8/2018
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Geetanjali Tandon has 15+ years of experience in corporate finance specifically in Financial Planning and Analysis. Geetanjali loves working with numbers, in particular how they tell a story and what the story is behind them. In this episode we cover: • The key ingredients to make an impact with storytelling. • The 3 things we can do to be better translators of business needs. • Outlines why it’s really important to take the time to understand where your audience is and some useful...

Duration:00:30:10

#021: Monday Memo: The Impact of Industry 4.0 on Accounting & Finance Part 2

2/5/2018
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Business is becoming a more digital experience, we deal with a relentless stream of messages and communications, and we operate in a network of teams. And one megatrend rapidly impacting the work traditionally done by accountants and finance professionals is known as digitisation. I share my thoughts on what this is and how it impact us on this short video & podcast. If you enjoyed the show check out our website sitnshow.com for our other guest mentors, podcasts, videos and blogs that will...

Duration:00:22:13

#020: Demystifying the Numbers to Add Value with Chidimma Eghagha

1/31/2018
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Chidimma Eghagha's track record of adding value in the financial services industry stretches back over the two decades and not just within Finance & Accounting but also from her time leading Customer Service teams. Key Points From the Episode: • The most important step to take when specialising in an area of finance & accounting. • Shares a story of how she demystified the numbers and their impact on the bottom line, for business leaders helping to increase their revenue by 60% over two...

Duration:00:33:55

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