Strategic Partner

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.

Key Soft Skills For Accountant As Strategic Partner FD CFO

Programme Outline

Core soft skills included in this programme


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.


Communication skills get your message across effectively.


Personal management to get the right things done on time.