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What led you to work at PETA?
I started my career in banking and subsequently moved into various senior Finance roles in a variety of industries including banking, publishing and support services for 6-star cruise lines starting as Chief Accountant promoted to UK Managing Director of several associated limited companies.
Over the years, and in particular as Managing Director for over 10 years, I had the opportunity to mentor and encourage many people to reach their potential.
I decided to work part-time rather than retire and this role allows me to continue to do the job I love.
What is your role at PETA and what drives you to do what you do?
As Company Accountant/Company Secretary I am involved in everything concerning the finances of the Charity. I enjoy seeing a clean set of books, properly controlled and balanced. I constantly look for ways to improve processes making the department more efficient drawing on my many years of experience whilst listening to ideas from the team.
What knowledge or experience do you draw upon for your role?
Many years of experience in Finance and Management.
How do you approach your role on a day-to-day basis? What skills are required?
Since I am part-time now it is important to plan ahead to ensure compliance and meet deadlines. With a small team it is vital that we are all familiar with the tasks necessary to complete the accounts. The team are pivotal to the success of the department.
What are you passionate about outside of work?
What are your personal values, and what is important to you?
To be professional, encouraging and kind.