Finance Business Partner (SEO)

What is the most exciting part of your job?

Knowing that the work we are doing will help save lives.

What do you enjoy most about the work you do?

Working with a wide variety of stakeholders and partners.

What does your average working day look like?

I have found that there is not an average working day, each day is varied and different. Although of course there are set procedures and tasks to be performed at month end.

What is your background and how has this helped you in your current role?

I completed my training contract with a local firm of chartered accountants, gaining the ACA qualification, and worked my way up to Audit Manager in the 10 years I worked for the firm. I was looking for a new challenge and recently joined the MCA to become a Finance Business Partner. I have found that I have lots of transferable skills which are helpful in my new role. These include being able to communicate important financial messages to non-finance colleagues, analyse and interpret data quickly and efficiently, and challenge information presented to me.

What kind of projects do you have coming up?

I’m working on a couple of big projects that are tasked with upgrading the various IT systems and radio network infrastructure for HM Coastguard.

Why did you choose the MCA?

Living and growing up by the sea, I know how important it is to help prevent loss of life at sea and on the coast. It is a privilege to be part of an organisation that carries out this important work. There are also great benefits on offer at the MCA including a fantastic pension scheme, flexible working arrangements and a generous holiday allowance.