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Finance Leader Academy

We develop Finance and Accounting professionals into Confident Finance Leaders

We can help you develop your leadership skills, nurture a growth mindset, and create a written plan for your goals

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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.

The purpose of Finance Leader Academy is to help Finance and Accounting professionals advance their careers through leadership, a growth mindset, and a written long-term plan.

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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


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 101 - Goal Setting

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.


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

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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Executive Development

Develop your Executive Presence by improving your Strategy, Communication, and Relationship skills. Learn how to lead Change. A premium membership coming soon. 

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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.

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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Episode 94 - Problem Solving


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Download a Free Copy of the Become a Finance Leader Guide

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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