I started my business in 2014, and really enjoy what I do. During my career, I have worked with many types of industries including agriculture, equine, animal feed, care homes and hospitality. All of which enables me to provide a wide range of skills.
I’m a country girl at heart and grew up in rural Leicestershire. Coming from an agricultural, equestrian and hospitality background, whilst growing up I was either bottle-feeding lambs, riding my pony or driving our antique little “grey Fergie” around gathering bales while haymaking.
When I am not working, I like nothing more than exploring the New Forest and Dorset with my family and cocker spaniel, Finlay. Alternatively, you will find me curled up on the sofa with a good book and a coffee. I am happiest in walking boots and fleece but scrub up well for special occasions.
My strengths are excellent organisational skills, solution finding when required and level-headedness.
My weakness is too much black coffee.
Skills & History
Throughout my career I have had varied roles in the finance profession, gaining an excellent understanding of how a business operates. Before going freelance five years ago, I was a Finance Manager for several years, at times reporting at Board level, where I would be included in decision make for the company. My experience encapsulating businesses as a whole has enabled me to gain a wealth of business strategy knowledge.
Having worked in finance for over 25 years you could say I know finance inside and out. I am a qualified AAT Accountant and a licensed member in practice with AAT. This means that I am regulated by AAT and keep up to date with all new standards and procedures and Continued Personal Development (CPD). I am compliant with AML and GDPR and have indemnity insurance.
I am an experienced Sage 50c trainer and as a certified Xero Advisor can provide training in Xero too. I also offer training on BrightPay and Sage Payroll. I also provide private tutor training for AAT, IAB and ICB qualifications.
Rural Business and Farm Secretary
I am a member of BIAC (Institute of Agricultural Consultants) and IAgSA (Institute of Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators) and an experienced farm secretary.
I have a BTEC National Diploma in Hotel Management and have experience in the hotel trade. Currently one of my clients is a farm holiday accommodation letting company and I help them with bookings and am familiar with the booking system SuperControl.
FinlAy – Office DOG
The perfect office companion, loyal, excellent company and never interrupts or grumbles.