The Obvious Mistakes Managers Make

Managing can be a challenge. At the same time there are many obvious things managers could do but quite often don’t do that could make a huge difference to the results they achieve. So are you making any of these obvious mistakes when managing? Duncan Brodie helps accountants achieve more more career success by helping […]

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How To Perform To Your Potential In Job Interviews

Job interviews are challenging and so they should be. Securing a job interview means you are a step closer to landing that next role. So what can you do to make sure that you perform to your potential? Duncan Brodie helps accountants and professionals achieve more career success. Learn more here

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What Good Accountants Do In Organisations

Ever noticed how many misconceptions there are about the role of the accountant. In this video I share some personal perspectives, based on over 25 years experience, of what good accountants do. Be interested to hear what you might add to this list of ideas. Duncan Brodie helps accountants achieve more career success. Learn more […]

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What Should A Good CV Do?

The first step in any job application process is to submit a CV. So what makes a good CV and increases your chances of getting to the next stage in the selection process? Duncan Brodie helps accountants and professionals achieve more career success. Learn more here

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What To Do If You Are Stuck In Your Career

If you are like most accountants and indeed professional people, you got qualified in your field in order to help you move on and move up in your career. You might be doing really well or you might be finding it a struggle. If you feel stuck and struggling right now, what can you do […]

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Book Review: How to Make Partner and Still Have a Life

Heather Townsend and Jo Larbie have just released the 2nd edition of their book, How to Make Partner and Still Have a Life. Having worked in two of the Big 4 accounting firms and witnessed first hand the sacrifices partners had to make and the challenges they faced, I was keen to see what wisdom […]

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What I Learned About Leading From Being A Finance Director In The NHS

When we start out in our career, most of us want to go as far they can in their career. For me it was always about challenging myself to see if I could perform at the next level. Over the years I climbed the career ladder from Payments Clerk to Finance Director. So what did […]

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What Makes The Best Managers Different?

Being promoted to a management role is a significant achievement. For many professional people following a traditional career path, the step up to managing can be a challenge. I guess in many respects that is not that surprising. After all there is a lot less predictability, certainty and everything is not within your control. Yet […]

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What to think about when going from industry into a senior position in practice

You are considering moving from industry into a senior role in practice. Perhaps you started your career in practice? But what do you really need to know to take a fully-informed decision to move into practice at a senior level, perhaps even at partner level? In this blog post, Heather Townsend, author of ’How to […]

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How to Manage Staff

Picture the scene. You are doing a really great job. Lots of people are singing your praises. A job at the next level comes up and you get appointed. Now you have a small team of staff to manage. You might have done a few courses and maybe even read some books but you are […]

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