The finance department is continually looking for new ways to power strategic growth, whether that’s through new projects or the development of the team.
How long have you been at RSM and when were you made partner?
I started at RSM in 2001, following an acquisition that Baker Tilly did for the company that I used to work for – Fraser Russell – and I started as an audit group manager. Then following another acquisition of Kidsons a little later on, I found myself in the finance department and from there I became finance partner.
Tell us about some recent highlights
It’s seeing a couple of projects that we’ve been working on for quite a while come to fruition - that’s email billing and online payslips. Beyond that, the Duke of Edinburgh challenge that we did with the NLT was certainly a highlight and an achievement in the year.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The way the finance office contributes to the way the firm performs, how it functions, and how it also contributes to the strategic growth of the firm.
What are you looking forward to this year?
The continual development of the department, the people in it, the way we contribute to the firm’s strategy, and delivering all the management information the firm needs in order to meet those objectives.
Why would someone want to join the team at RSM?
Despite being a bunch of accountants we do have a good sense of humour! There’s lots of variety in the job, there’s always something going on and therefore there’s always something to learn.