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Finance Leader Academy

We aim to transform Finance Leadership and Finance Processes for organizations

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Goal Setting Podcast Episode

Listen to The Finance Leader Podcast Episode #115 - SMART Goal Setting: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Bound

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Goal Setting Workbook

Please download the free Goal Setting Workbook that accompanies The Finance Leader Podcast Episode #115 - SMART Goal Setting

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Mid-Year Goal Review Challenge

Sign up for the mid-year Goal Review Challenge to help with accountability. Our Five-Day Goal Challenge will take place from Jun 24-28!

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What is a Finance Leader?

A finance leader is a confident expert of finance and accounting principles who fuses technical expertise with leadership to make others around them better, AND to positively transform the organization by using accurate, relevant, and real-time data to help other leaders make better decisions to execute the strategy.

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Learn Leadership

Leadership is about influencing positive outcomes. Grow the people around you so you make them better, and learn to partner with senior leaders to help execute the strategy.

Episode 81 - Finance Leadership

Growth Mindset

Believe that you can grow and develop into the role you desire. Your mindset is everything. If you change your mindset, you will change your outcome!

Episode 64 - The CFO Mindset

Have Written Goals

Develop a written Individual Development Plan with goals and a timeline for executing. Continue to assess and update your plan often. Create clarity with your goals.

Episode 115 - Goal Setting

Founder - Stephen McLain

Finance Leader Academy was founded by Stephen McLain, who is also the Host of The Finance Leader Podcast. Stephen is a retired United States Army Finance Officer who has worked on several Corporate Finance and Accounting Teams as a Business Consultant.

We have two goals for Finance Leader Academy: 1) to help Finance and Accounting professionals advance their careers through leadership, a growth mindset, and a written long-term plan, and 2) to help organizations transform their finance processes.


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Leadership Is Key To Your Advancement

from Stephen McLain, Host of The Finance Leader Podcast and Founder of Finance Leader Academy



The Finance Leader Podcast

A weekly podcast with new episodes released every Tuesday covering topics to help you grow your leadership skills as Finance and Accounting Professionals. 

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Leadership Courses & Coaching

Improving your Leadership skills can set you apart from your peers. Leadership is centered around Influence, Growing Others, Achieving Results, and Seeing the Future

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Small Business Support

Do you have a Small Business Strategy that makes sense? Also, do you have an Accounting & Finance System that supports better decision-making within your strategy?

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Advance Your Career Course

What is your next career move? We can guide you in the building of your professional foundation, developing your leadership skills and your executive presence, and ensuring you have a growth mindset.

Conflict Management

Our world is more tense than ever. We can help your team with training and tips to de-escalate hostile encounters and tense situations. 

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The Finance Leader Podcast

The podcast was recently listed by Feedspot as a Top 15 Corporate Finance Podcast to follow in 2022. The podcast is committed to helping you develop your leadership skills. You can find the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.


Please use the podcast to advance your career! Thank you for letting us help you.

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Receive a free guide for Finance and Accounting professionals designed to grow your Finance Leadership. The guide will be emailed to you. We will not share your information. 

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