Accounting and finance is changing. The days of stereotypical accountants - grey men, in grey suits doing grey things - are long gone. Finance and accounting teams are now staffed and led by a diverse range of professionals who have phenomenal business skills and have taken varied - inspiring - journeys to get to where they are. In this podcast, we speak to these leaders who have used their finance and accounting backgrounds to forge unconventional and exciting career paths.We want to inspire the next generation of leaders within the finance world to take control of their career trajectory and to do that we’ll be asking influential leaders to open up about their career journeys once they used their finance and accounting backgrounds as a launchpad. In a series of open and inspiring conversations, we’ll discover what it takes to use a finance background to get to the top, whether that staying in finance or moving into something completely different. We discuss the importance of career milestones, plotting a viable career path, overcoming mistakes, and the influential people who helped and supported today’s finance leaders. This podcast is a platform for sharing the stories behind career progression that starts in one place - a finance qualification - but can take you anywhere.