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Career Success Tips for Accounting/Finance Professionals

Andy Codd on the Accounting Influencers podcast with BD Academy founder Rob BrownAndrew Codd is a bestselling author, speaker, coach, trainer and podcaster. He regularly contributes finance thought-leadership via the top-rated Strength in the Numbers Show (#SITN). He is listened to in 150+ countries worldwide, and helps create more influential finance professionals who solve meaningful problems for their organisations. He has over 20 years’ experience in leading and effectively developing Global Finance and Sales talent at recognizable brands like Pepsi, Three, Virgin and Dell in a variety of countries across different continents. Shownotes:

  • How the podcast #SITN Strength in the Numbers started
  • Why accounting and finance is in a good place for opportunity, but not in execution
  • How data gives huge power and opportunity which is not always realised either in practice or industry
  • Why accounting and finance professionals are not as influential and relevant as they could be
  • The huge opportunities around working capital for finance professionals
  • How insights that deliver huge value mean nothing without the influence to communicate them
  • A unique definition of value which will help you deliver impact in your accounting or finance role
  • How coachable accounting and finance people are as a breed
  • What accounting and finance professionals must do to remain relevant and impactful in their role
  • Why providing value as a finance or accounting professional is just the start of making a difference
  • The power of stories to engage audiences with data and insights
  • How to use a ‘trust account’ for greater credibility and influence
  • What makes an accounting or finance professional ‘promotable’
  • The importance of sponsorship for career progression in finance and accounting roles
  • Why there is no such a thing as a self-made millionaire or successful entrepreneur

Andy Codd on the Accounting Influencers podcast with BD Academy founder Rob Brown

Currently Andrew is a senior member of Dell’s Aftersales Finance Operations, which is responsible for partnering with Sales teams across the world to optimise the return from its $5bn global support services portfolio. He is also President of AVF Worldwide which delivers customised end-to-end managed learning solutions and analytics software that helps Finance & Sales teams drive measurable top- and bottom-line improvements at mid-sized recurring revenue businesses who don’t have the scale of finance teams at larger enterprises.

When he’s not working, Andrew can be found enjoying the treasures of the Wild Atlantic Way with his young family in the southwest of Ireland. He enjoys reading, hiking and is a huge Munster rugby fan.

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