Leadership, Ethics, and Trust

A Unique Challenge: Teaching Finance and Budgeting to Your Non-Finance Staff

Image from December 2021 GFR

How many times have you explained the same accounting, finance, budgeting concept, principle, or cycle to a non-finance colleague—only to have them say, “Oh, you finance people have your own language?” You’re left wondering why your non-finance peers don’t understand. A possible answer is the way in which finance is explained or taught, rather than the content itself. Teaching or explaining content is half art and half science—and learning the art of teaching and training can at times take longer than learning the science.

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