I’ve been with the firm for 19 years and I thoroughly enjoy my role leading the special projects team at Grant Thornton in Yorkshire in delivering bespoke accounting projects to growing businesses.
We provide advisory and accounting services on an ad hoc basis, and take a hands-on role with management teams to help them grow their business and deliver their objectives. For example, we might review their financial systems and controls, make improvements to internal management systems and financial reporting processes, or deliver other services as needed.
I’ve been lucky in gaining solid commercial experience through interim finance roles and long-term secondments as a financial controller working with a variety of organisations.
One of my longest assignments was an 18-month secondment to a large US listed global business as financial controller for the energy division, where I was in charge of managing the statutory external audit process for more than 50 companies, both in the UK and overseas, with a combined turnover of £400 million. I’ve also completed a 12-month secondment to the Grant Thornton member firm in Australia.
I’m looking forward to wherever my job takes me next.