"From start to finish, the Accounting Excellence judging panel were unanimous that a modern finance team needed to get truly involved in the business to be efdective. All three shortlisted teams did just that."
Here the judges were concerned not just with numbers but with delivering true business value. In turn, this has a knock-on effect on the more personal skills needed to achieve the kind of growth with long-term potential. With finance skills a given, recruitment then becomes driven by securing additional skills such as personality, drive, ambition, and the vital ability to get on with people.
Moreover, the ability to communicate sometimes difficult concepts to non-financial people was crucial to the finance team having a big influence on the business and driving performance.
SPONSORED BY HRZONE
As the leading online destination for HR professionals, HRZone is proud to sponsor the Finance Team of the Year Award, recognising those finance teams offering a distinctive approach within their business. HRZone champions engagement and understands the vital role finance teams play when it comes to organic expansion and acquisition, as well as a team's ability to communicate effectively with others. Those on the shortlist have impacted their business by successfully implementing initiatives that help to drive growth and profitability – key attributes of a modern and accomplished unit.
ABOUT ACCOUNTING EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2018
Sponsored by MyFirmsApp, the Accounting Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of ambitious growth-oriented firms and technology suppliers. Now in their 8th year, this year's voting concludes in our 2018 awards evening on the 20th September at the InterContinental London, Park Lane. Watch the awards live via Twitter via @AWEBExcellence using the hashtag #AE18