Are you an accountant struggling to take the next step in your career?

Is This You?

You do good work. You get a lot of positive feedback.

But getting that next step up on the career ladder is proving difficult.

The thing is the landscape has changed

Being good at your job is no longer a guarantee of progression. You have to be equally good at marketing and selling you as you are in your professional field.

The good news is that with the right support you can go from struggle to success.

I’ve been helping accountants and professionals make the next step in their career for around 7 years.

During that time I’ve helped accountants at all levels from part qualified to experienced Finance Directors to take the next step in their career.

Before setting up my business I successfully climbed the career ladder in accountancy from 15 year old Payments Clerk to Finance Director so I know what it takes.

Are you ready to take your next career step?

If so, my Next Step Career Coaching Programme might be for you.

How It Works

I work with you one to one, typically over a 3 month period by telephone or online.

I provide you with the tools and resources to help you get clarity about your next role, identify your skills, achievements and best attributes.

I help you create a CV and other marketing materials that increase your chances of being invited for interview.

I help you to be more targeted when it comes to job search.

I carry out mock interviews for specific roles based around the questions you are most likely to be asked so that you go into the interview well prepared.

I teach you how to effectively answer different types of questions.

I work with you to build your self-confidence and self-belief.

What results can you expect?

If you follow the process, complete your actions between sessions and act on the feedback you receive you can expect to:

1. Have more confidence

2. Get more invitations for interview

3. Perform better in job interviews

4. Ultimately secure the right next role for you

But don’t take my word for it

Below are a small selection of client testimonials.

Your coaching was instrumental in me achieving this goal of securing a full-time Finance role after a tough 4 year period of doing interim work.

Management Accountant

Working with Duncan has been an absolute pleasure. His energy, work ethic and competency are equal to no one. My journey was quite a different one but he helped me all the way to achieve my professional goal."

"Duncan is a great listener and he focuses his energy on what you want

Management Accountant

I just wanted to drop you an email to let you know that I have finally secured a position in London for the role as Finance Manager for a commodity trading house.  I am absolutely thrilled with this.

I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the coaching sessions and guidance around interviewing as I believe this really helped me get this role and to be as prepared as possible.

Finance Manager

I chose to work with Duncan after attending a local CIMA event where he was speaking.   He delivered practical and realistic advice and I felt his experience and understanding of financial roles were what I needed, having been out of the job market for almost 15 years.Duncan offers a terrific level of support, with one to one sessions supplemented by constant email access.  Not only does he proactively keep in touch but he is also highly responsive, turning requests for help around in a quick timeframe.  

Duncan’s suggestions and guidance on how to target my job search led me to explore and ultimately find success in a sector that I had not previously considered.  His pragmatic and thorough approach helped me:

  • identify what I was actually looking for
  • articulate my career achievements and transferable skills and
  • create a succinct and relevant CV and Linkedin profile

What really made the difference for me, however, was the bank of potential interview questions and mock interview which enhanced my preparation no end and allowed me to go into actual interviews with a level of confidence which I would otherwise not have had.

I would recommend him unreservedly.

Finance Manager

I’ve just been offered the Finance Director role and I know I could not have done it without your support.

Finance Director

I found Duncan to be a mentor for lifetime rather than the source of help finance professionals could get to land their next job. Duncan frequently features in CIMA magazines and I started following his blog @

This then led me to get in touch with him to coach myself to take my career to the next level up. That was one of the best decisions I made and it's a lifetime investment. His approach is very professional yet customised to your skills set and the need. I highly recommend Duncan to any one who'd seek to upgrade their career.

Financial Controller

The presentation we worked on was so well received that one of interview panel said that they wanted to give me a round of applause.


I cannot speak highly enough of Duncan and would recommend him to anyone looking for a career development and career advice.

Management Accountant

I would like to thank you for helping me to better understand myself, build my CV, advice on updating my LinkedIn profile and mainly in supporting me to prepare for interviews.

Finance Manager

Are you ready to take action?

The first step in the process is for you and I have a no obligation telephone consultation where we will discuss your situation, your challenges and aspirations

I’ll answer your questions, including those about the level of investment required.

To apply for your no obligation consultation, simply complete the form below and I’ll be in touch.

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Time in Current Role

What do you want to achieve in terms of your career over the next 12 to 18 months (please be as specific as you can)?

What challenges are you facing in achieving what you want to achieve in your career?

What have you done so far to address these challenges?

What difference would overcoming these challenges make to you?

How willing on a scale of 1 to 10 how ready are you to take action to get the results you want
(1 being not ready, 10 being completely ready)

Please add anything else that would be useful to let me know at this stage