The accounting and finance landscape is changing. It’s no longer just a case of crunching numbers and filling out balance sheets. With huge developments in technology, it’s become a dynamic and innovative environment, one which influences other industries across the board.
Our finance professionals are playing a much more integral role in businesses. There’s a focus on strategy, sustainable growth and the effect that financial processes have on the wider business. Career progression and professional development have a much broader scope once these factors are considered - wider ranging skills and experience mean a wider range of attainable career goals.
That’s one of the reasons we created The Variants Analysis, a new podcast hosted by Global Accounting Network’s Founder, Adrian O’Connor. In a series of conversations with a range of high-achieving finance and accounting leaders, we discover the steps they’ve taken to realise success in their careers.
In our inaugural episode, Adrian is joined by Del Huse, Founder of Roycian Ltd, who provides professional services for private company investment transactions. Del talks to Adrian about his extensive experience in the world of finance and how his career progressed from trainee auditor to founder of his own company within a 25 year period.
Del’s path is one that many others have also pursued. According to research, a majority of CEOs in the FTSE 100 have a background in finance. 51% of the CEOs at the 100 biggest UK companies have a financial qualification, or began their professional life in a finance role. This suggests that the leading organisations are ones in which the boardroom has a financially-minded focus at its core. Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon and Forbes #1 on the global rich list, spent much of his early career in banking and hedge fund environments.
With a CV that includes Arthur Andersen, one of the original Big Five accounting firms that was irreversibly impacted by an audit scandal, Del is no stranger to how financial management is a key player in the overall success of a business.
In a guide produced by ACCA, they stated that “financial management is at the heart of running a successful business. It affects every aspect, from managing cash flow and tracking business performance to developing plans that ensure that business owners can make the most of opportunities”.
To find out more about the influential effect financial experience can have on business success, listen and be inspired by Del’s invaluable insights. Click here for the full episode.
We’ll be talking to a variety of impressive guests over the coming months, so make sure you keep up to date with those releases by connecting with Adrian on LinkedIn.
If you’d like to find out more from our first fantastic guest, you can also contact Del via LinkedIn.
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