FoSS Business Partner – Income & Expense (SEO)

Why did you choose the MCA?

I wanted to join an organisation with a strong sense of purpose, a cause I believe in, and one which strives always to do the right thing in challenging situations.

What is the most exciting part of your job?

The most exciting part of my job is knowing that I am working with a fantastic cross-departmental team on a vital project that will help the MCA meet its goals.

What do you enjoy most about the work you do?

I really enjoy being among people with strong shared values. It’s so clear that they matter because of the life saving work the MCA does.

What does your average working day look like?

A day often starts with a catch up with my line manager, then meeting inspiring new people online and in person, attending and reviewing workshops on business processes, learning about systems, monitoring project progress, and having oversight and getting involved in user acceptance testing. The best thing about the average working day is being part of a supportive team who are open to ideas and different points of view.

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

I recently have experience of leading on strategic projects in the world of research and innovation, including wide reaching internal and external stakeholder management, and working hard in the planning process to safeguard the future success of the project. I was a part of a project implementing a new finance system, making sure user and business requirements were met through User Acceptance Testing. I enjoyed showing academics from a variety of disciplines how the new system works, from senior professors to new academic investigators, and making sure they felt fully supported when they started to use it. Combined with a professional finance background, this experience has helped me quickly get to grips with the task ahead.

What kind of projects do you have coming up?

I am looking forward to a number of projects including working with stakeholders on data cleansing and migration, training, defect resolution and Data Dry Runs (DDR).