Fact or Fiction? The Independent Business Partner

Research from CIMA shows the value placed on professional independence and objectivity by senior management has been lagging, which may result in missed opportunities and increased risk.


Key Findings:

  • Transformation of the finance function is leading to more partnering and collaboration.
  • Professional integrity is valued.
  • Professional integrity is a driver, not a block.
  • There can be risks associated with finance business partnering.
  • Planning and support for finance business partnering safeguards against risk.
  • Appropriately skilled professionals are in demand.
  • An ethical business culture is necessary. 

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