#115: Monday Memo: Two Things Holding Accountants Back From More Value Creation

Andrew Codd

Do accountants have an image and leadership problem?

There are two types of accountant and finance professional, those that ensure the appropriate controls and compliance are in place so that the numbers are accurate and consistent – let’s call this preserving value, and then there are those who are coming out from behind their desks, engaging with the business on meaningful problems, solving them, being a trusted sparring partner and financial mentor – let’s call this creating and capturing more value. So what’s stopping us all doing this?

In this bite-sized episode I outline some practical thoughts on why this is the case as well as some antidotes to overcome these value blockers.


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