Finance Business Partnering


Event summary

This CIPFA qualification offers a unique blend of online and classroom-based training as well as providing refresher guidance on some of the technical/professional skills required of a finance business partner.


21 Nov 2019 09:00
01 Jul 2020 17:00


CIPFA Mansell Street
77 Mansell Street
Greater London
E1 8AN
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£2,200.00 excl VAT

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About this event

We are committed to providing a qualification that not only arms delegates with a range of best practice knowledge and skills, but also enables them to actively apply the learning back in the workplace in whichever sector they are based.

To gain accreditation delegates are required to submit a portfolio of evidence and a work-based project that records evidence of learning and critical analysis for each module (other than module two); how the skills development has been translated to the working environment and the development of delegates’ ability to undertake specific tasks.

Completing the qualification offers a Post-Graduate Certificate (level seven) in finance business partnering, as well as the opportunity to apply for CIPFA Affiliate membership.

Modules offered through this qualification

Module 1: Finance Business Partnering

This workbook provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the context and concept of business partnering models in public sector environments.

Module 2: Commercial Acumen

This workbook provides learners with an understanding of the commercial acumen required in public sector organisations and in the provision of public services.

Module 3: Communication and Presentation Skills – Impact and Presence

This workbook provides learners with a detailed understanding of the importance of producing and reporting accurate and timely financial information for the efficient management of public sector organisations.

Module 4: Emotional Intelligence

This workbook builds on module three and provides learners with a detailed understanding of the behavioural skills and emotional intelligence needed by a finance business partner to manage the relationship with internal and external clients to ensure the needs of all parties are met.

Module 5: Influencing Skills

This workbook builds on modules three and four and provides learners with a detailed understanding of the nature of partnerships, alliances and flatter organisations. It will also explore why finance business partners need to develop and use their influencing skills at senior levels to improve their own and organisational effectiveness in a changing business environment.

Module 6: Transformational Change

This workbook provides learners with an understanding of how finance business partners can promote and influence large scale, complex transformational change programmes.

Dates and locations for modules:

Launch  21 November 2019 London

The first date on each programme will be a launch event over a lunchtime (12.15 to 13.45). This will provide delegates with the chance to get to know each other as well as some of the logistics and structure of the programme such as accessing the learning platform, pre-reading and work prior to face-to-face elements; the assessment process; and general administration.

Modules 1 and 2 – 07 January 2020 London

Modules 3 – 26 March 2020 London

Modules 4 and 5 – 05 June 2020 London

Module 6 – 01 July 2020 London


  • Accounting
  • / Financial management
  • / Financial reporting
  • / Governance