Diving into the data to create succinct and powerful stories. Ultimately driving change - resulting in high-growth.
In some organizations, Finance is the department that you politely smile at in the hallway at work and think, "Please don't ask me any questions about my budget...please...don't....DAMN IT. Hi Connie, how are you?"
My perspective is much different. Finance should be your active and strategic team partner. During kickball we come running out of the trees yelling, "I got this" and catch the ball. Not the jerk on second base who after catching the ball, bonks you on the head with it.
And it should be done in a way that is easily understandable for everyone in the company. Not everyone went to business school. Not everyone dives into data with complete glee. (Consider me guilty of the latter.)
With regard to my experiences here are a few: