Struggling To Achieve The Career Success You Desire?

We help ambitious qualified accountants working in industry, commerce or the public sector in the UK to get the career success they desire.   Having worked as a Finance Director of a £160 million organisation after starting out as a Payments Clerk at just 15 years old, I know what it takes to achieve success in your career and I’m ready to help you do the same.

I’m Duncan Brodie and since 2006 I have helped hundreds of accountants and other professionals to achieve more career success.   I successfully climbed the career ladder becoming the Director of Finance for an NHS Hospital.  Along the way I had the opportunity to work in the NHS, with two of the Big 4 accountancy firms (PwC and E&Y) as well as a high street retail bank.

If you’re like most accountants you are probably good at the technical aspects of the job.  The trouble is that being good technically is just not enough.

To achieve real career success you need to build your leadership, management, business and interpersonal skills.  You need clarity around what you want, what you do best and where you are most likely to achieve the best results.  You need to be able to market and sell yourself to those making recruitment and promotion decisions.  

With the right support you can go as far as you want to go in your career, earn what you are worth while having a highly rewarding career and making a real contribution to organisational success.

I’ve learned is that it is not always the smartest who achieve the most career success.  Being smart is just not enough.  As you progress in your career technical ability while still important is not what ultimately determines how far you go.  Being able to work effectively with a diverse range of people, lead, manage and achieve results through others is vitally important.

If you are ready to achieve more career success we can help you get clarity; build your confidence; build your skills; be more strategic in your approach to your career; get more job interviews; be more successful in job interviews.

There are plenty of people out there who can help you with your career. What makes us different is that we take a holistic approach to career success. We can help you with areas like CV writing and interview technique.  We also help you to learn about yourself and support you in build the skills to ensure that you get even better and better at what you do. 

Please browse through the website for more information on how we can help you achieve more career success.  And make sure you get a copy of our free report The 7 Biggest Barriers To A Successful Career In Accountancy

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I hired Duncan to work with me on career transition having seen him present a session on coaching to CIMA South East. After just 4 sessions with Duncan, I was able to secure a Senior Finance role in a London Housing body. During our sessions he has helped me to identify what I really value, enabled me to identify the vast range of skills, knowledge and personal attributes that I possess, supported me in creating a powerful CV and got me to a position where I performed much more effectively in interviews

David, Accountant, Sussex

Duncan was instrumental in my success, because he helped me not think too much about the competition, and instead pitch my experience at the level of the roles I was going for, enabling me to present my vast range of skills in the best possible way. The coaching skills were also invaluable because I discovered how to close some gaps in terms of interview preparation and Duncan’s mentoring helped me markedly improve my focus. They say Good luck comes in 3’s. I was certainly lucky to have Duncan coach me ahead of 3 successive interviews, because it made all the difference.

Barry, Chartered Management Accountant, London

Having Duncan as my coach helped me to become more proactive, clarify what I wanted, sort out priorities and establish plans of action.  I have taken bold steps and know that I can do this again in the future.


Liz, Derby

Subject to references, I will be starting my new role in April 2014.  I would like to thank you for all your support so far because I don't think I would have applied and don't think I would have done the interview as well without your guidance.


Jennifer, London

I really wanted to say a big thank you for encouraging me to me to invest in your e-book.

It really did help me and it will for the future. I have used the method in the e-book and I got a result now working for Ernst and Young. My interview style and especially the walking in to the reception, I changed that as well.

I have been trying to get into these Big 4 companies but not got a chance. This time your e-book really helped me and I would like to say a really big thank you to you.


Hussain, London

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