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Jan 2, 2019

""Finance teams are most effective when they've got a clear purpose: when they know WHY the team actually exists""

We begin 2019 with a guest who's an accountant and consultant coach by profession. Duncan Brodie, MD of Goals and Achievements Ltd, has worked with over 5 thousand professionals in the finance field. He tells Oliver Rowe (AICPA & CIMA, London, UK) about what he's learned helping sector professionals and organisations to develop their leadership, management and team-working skills. 



  • How the skillsets and qualities of teams and their members. have been transformed in the last few years.
  • Routes to the most appropriate and relevant certifications and qualifications.
  • The key drivers for successful finance teams.
  • Moving beyond the financial metrics.
  • The importance of hiring the right team members.
  • How a finance professional looks at what makes a company a 'great place to work'.
  • Defining purpose.
  • Understanding the bigger contribution being made to the organisation's success.



Duncan Brodie is a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator. He heads Goals and Achievements, a company he set up in 2006 after 25 years in accounting and consulting roles, working for large organisations including the NHS, a retail bank, PwC and EY. He then became Finance Director of a £160m NHS Trust where he led a team of 70 people.

He's worked with over 5 thousand accountants and professionals as a coach, mentor and trainer. His articles on EzineArticles have had towards 1 million views, his Udemy course on Presentation Skills has had over 11,000 enrolments, and he's also published 3 ebooks on Amazon.

Connect with him at



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