It is a commonly held misconception that professionals who work in disciplines like Finance do not need to have good writing skills. Nothing is farther to the truth than this. On the contrary, today’s sophisticated marketplace demands high writing skills from Finance, even though writing may not be their specialized domain. The need to write high-profile, complex documents has arisen because Finance professionals cater to diverse audiences.
Writing is needed for a variety of documents
For Finance professionals, writing is not restricted to presenting meeting briefings and sending away summary emails on the results of the meeting. Contemporary Finance professionals need to write documents that are as complex and varied as:
- Operational and financial inquiries
- Fiscal analyses
- Revenue forecasts
- Internal justifications
- Appropriation requests
- Client proposals
- Business cases
This being the case, Finance professionals need to possess writing skills with which they can express their organizational objectives and business purposes concisely and professionally. As a result, organizations spend billions of dollars every year on remedial training to rectify poor writing.
The need to cultivate intuitive skills
There is another reason for which Finance professionals need to cultivate good business writing skills. Given the fast paced nature of their work; Finance professionals do not all the time work in locations of their convenience. They may be required to carry out writing tasks when on the move. They may have to perform their tasks in locations such as commuter trains, hotel lobbies, and conference rooms; during fast-paced, noisy business meetings, and under extremely tight time pressures.
It is true that templates do help, but to what extent? There are many writing requirements for which it is difficult to fit the content to a template. This is why Finance professionals need to have writing skills that will help them tide over the difficulties associated with these situations.
The art of business writing skills for Finance professionals is the topic of a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the human resources industry, will be imparting at a webinar. Philip Vassallo, who has taught writing and presentation skills on the graduate and undergraduate university levels, will be the speaker at this very valuable training session. To enroll for this webinar, all that you need to do is to log on to http://www.trainhr.com/control/w_product/~product_id=701479. This webinar has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).
At this webinar, Philip will explain the key principles of focused, high-impact writing by working through the phases of revising ideas, editing expressions, and proofreading errors. He will arm Finance professionals with a toolbox of memorable and practical strategies and techniques that will guide them through the writing process.
This webinar will serve the following important training objectives:
- Focus the audience on the purpose of the message
- Determine the appropriate level of content
- Organize data to focus the reader
- Heighten the importance of facts to address the reader’s concerns.