Business Partner Development Programme

Supporting the business

These are the key soft skills for accountants that will set you apart from your colleagues and make it clear that you are ready for the next promotion:

  • able to manage a team of people
  • can communicate effectively with non-finance colleagues
  • can be a proactive problem solver

Then you can become an effective Business Partner working closely with your non-financial colleagues to help provide effective solutions. You help provide effective and efficient solutions that enable your organisation to grow and develop.

Key Soft Skills For Accountant As Business Partner

Managing people in your team for improved performance.

Problem Solving

Learn to deal with problems that have no right answers.


Good Communication skills are essential to get your message across effectively.

Key Soft Skills For Accountant As Strategic Partner FD CFO

Strategic Partner Development Programme

Leading the business

If you are aiming to be a Finance Director (FD) or Chief Financial Officer (CFO) then the key soft skills for accountants that you need to develop are:

  • to be able to think at a strategic level
  • to lead and inspire others
  • to influence, persuade and negotiate
  • to have high levels of political awareness

If you develop your leadership skills then you can become the Strategic Partner that your CEO is looking for – a trusted adviser and thinking partner.


Leading larger teams, setting the direction and inspiring others to follow.

Strategic Thinking

Seeing the big picture, thinking and planning for the long term. Create an inspiring vision.


Influencing and persuading others, selling your solutions and negotiating office politics.