My journey so far
Meaningful, user-friendly reporting
As Corporate Reporting Manager, I work within Financial Reporting and Planning. The main part of my role is to ensure the results from individual business units are consolidated and reported accurately, with any deviations against budget and prior years clearly explained.
I provide multiple reports to different audiences. These range from detailed ones which enable business partners to track their performance, to more summarised reports for the group, identifying key themes.
I’ve been in my current role as Corporate Reporting Manager for two years, and during this time have been continuously striving to build on the required reporting, to make it more meaningful and user-friendly for the recipients.
Courses to develop new skills
I’ve had lots of support and assistance from colleagues, who have passed their knowledge of the business and systems onto me. I attended a ‘Step into Management’ course, intended for new managers. I found this course provided me with valuable techniques for handling situations that may arise in a manager’s role, as well as providing guidance on the business’ policies.
I’ve also attended Professional Development courses relating to finance updates, which have enabled me to keep my professional training relevant to my role.
Giving business partners a clearer view
My proudest achievement to date has been creating the Operating Board pack, enabling business partners to have a clear view of their financial data, as well as key performance indicators to help them drive the business.
At this moment in time, I’d like to ensure that the corporate reporting is the best it can be for all users. This is an on-going process, as the world is ever-changing.
I believe that everyone here is supported and encouraged to better themselves, whether that be through experience or professional qualifications. I’ve witnessed plenty of opportunities for people to change roles and gain more exposure to different areas, allowing them to increase their skill sets in the process.