who am i?
My  goal is to help you reach yours
“With your desire to succeed and my tailored coaching… these are the keys that will unlock your full potential.”

10 Keyfacts

  1. Northern Ireland Top 40 Under 40 Young Business Person 2018 and 2019.
  2. Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), Chartered Accountants Ireland.
  3. Master’s Degree in Advanced Accounting from University of Ulster.
  4. First Class Degree in Accounting from Queens University Belfast.
  5. Certificate in Executive Coaching, Cambridge University.
  6. Previously Senior Auditor Manager with Grant Thornton.
  7. Financial Controller within Industry and Public Sector.
  8. Accounting Tutor in Universities and Private Sector.
  9. Guest writer for North America’s leading Chief Financial Officer Development Communities.
  10. Public Speaker/ Consultant/ Networker via his “James Perry Presents” brand.

Accounting Exam Coach, James Perry is a world-renowned coach, speaker & author on Exams and Career Development within the Accounting Profession. He has successfully worked with over 100 one to one clients around the globe and with several International Corporations.

He has written a number of publications on the most important issues regarding Accounting Students and Career Development. James is highly active on major social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram and through his blogs and podcasts where he shares insights and inspiration with his 1,000’s of followers.

Finally, James believes that the tools to grow and be successful are inherent within us all – drive, passion and knowledge – and can be unlocked by simply acknowledging our immense potential, adopting a growth mindset and developing great daily habits.

Lecturer/Trainer/Exam Coach

So where did the idea of becoming an Exam Coach appear from? Well, in 2006 I undertook a secondment to Grant Thornton's National Training Centre outside London and that is where my love of coaching and helping others grew. With Grant Thornton I regularly delivered training courses to other trainees and was always a speaker at client events. As Financial Controller I was responsible for substantial finance teams, therefore mentoring my staff was a daily occurrence.

I have been fortunate enough to lecture and tutor in both Queens University Belfast, University of Ulster and the private sector in the past. However through my experiences I developed my own method of coaching my clients (rather than lecturing) to enable them to achieve fantastic exam results!

Initially my coaching was performed on an ad hoc basis, until I decided to grow and develop my own business which to date has been a hugely exciting and rewarding journey. So by loving what I do, I hope that I not only enable students to achieve exceptional results in their accounting exams, but inspire others to pursue a career in something they are passionate about!
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