Experience and Specialisms
I started my accountancy career with Ernst & Young in London over 25 years ago, auditing life and pension providers and Lloyds syndicates. But it wasn’t that long before I fell for the Siren Song of West Midlands metal-bashers and moved into the manufacturing industry. Five years ago, I was enticed back to the financial services industry by Personal Touch.
What I like about being a Chartered Accountant is that the skillset is highly transferable between industries. Establishing good financial systems and controls, developing an atmosphere which positively encourages continual improvement, staying abreast of technological innovations – these are each experiences which will have a positive impact in almost any business.
Before joining Personal Touch, I held various Finance Director, Company Secretary and other senior finance positions, with a wide range of businesses including a large outdoor toy manufacturer, a clothing retailer, a garden-ware and house-ware supplier, an automotive component maker and a building supplies business. Plus, I owned and ran my own coffee shop and coffee bean roastery.
A blanket of financial reassurance around our activities is important. We make safe, sustainable profit, to be here for the long term. Our financial reporting demonstrates the stability and strength of the business, with minimised prudential risk.