Experienced finance director, treasurer, trustee, finance trainer, grant-maker and business mentor
20 years experience of working with social impact organisations, specialising in building financial sustainability with limited resources
Treasurer of Global Dialogue, which promotes human rights and social change around the world through innovative and collaborative philanthropy and grant-making
Third Sector Awards 2019 Judge
Civil Society Media Charity Finance Summit 2018 and 2019 Chair, Risk and Strategy Stream
Member in Practice of the International Association of Bookkeepers
2018 finalist in the IAB's small business skills award for mentoring
MSc (Distinction) in Charity Accounting and Finance
ICSA PG Certificate in Governance, Administration and Strategic Management of Chartities
I am a qualified ICB bookkeeper, and currently studying AAT Accountancy. I have volunteered and worked for a local charity for 4 years, which has given me an insight into the challenges that charities face, and the positive impact they have on the local community.
I live in Waltham Forest and I am a working Mum. Balancing work and home life can sometimes be tricky. Community Counts creates a flexible working approach, so I do not miss out on the special assemblies, school trips etc, making my children happy, which makes me happy, and most of the time, stress-free. I am excited and grateful for this wonderful opportunity, to be part of this expanding, friendly and fun company, which cares about charities, social businesses and the local community.
Trainee bookkeeping intern
My experience as project manager, business developer and trainer spans over a period of more than 20 years for both small organisations and corporate enterprises.
Since moving to the UK in 2015, I have been privileged to be involved in the charity and not for profit sector. This has opened up a new world for me, realising the need for solid business structures and financial systems in these entities. I have been given the opportunity to be an intern trainee bookkeeper with Community Counts. This practical hands on experience will assist me in the support of financial systems and development work in my role as community project developer.