In this episode of the FP&A Trends Video Series, Hyder Hasan, Global Finance Director at PureCircle and a member of the FP&A Board in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), shares his thoughts on the importance of FP&A soft skills. Soft skills are the differentiating factor between a good business partner and an effective business partner.
The core point which most of the finance people miss out in a Finance Business Partnering assignment is to take off their FINANCE HAT and wear their BUSINESS PARTNER’S HAT. In a Finance Business Partnering assignment, finance people should not consider themselves as part of the Finance department but as part of their business partner’s department. Finance people should take their business partner’s agenda as their own agenda and their business partner’s targets as their own targets.