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What do you do?

I have the privilege of leading two fast growing specialist teams within our Audit department.

Our Service Charge and Outsourcing teams can focus on what they do best, which is providing an awesome client experience and industry leading expertise, while I ensure all obstacles are removed and our vision is made a reality.

I make things happen.

Why do you do it?

I love to disrupt ‘the norm’. Why be average when you can be extraordinary!?

My career started off very different to most. Rather than studying an ‘Accounting & Finance’ degree (which would be a good start for any accountant), I found myself studying nursing. I can’t think of anything more rewarding than helping people, and nursing gave me that.

However, I quickly realised I was drawn to the mechanics behind the operation and not an actual ‘operation’. So, I bravely made the decision to move into accounting, focused on understanding the mechanics behind a business, while still being able to help people along the way.

I have a passion for people and future thinking. I love nothing more than empowering the people around me to get them working to their strengths and loving what they do.

I’m excited by the future, turning a high-level vision into a reality and always putting people at the forefront of everything I do.

CP allows me to work and play in that space every day!

LEAD by example, EMPOWER those around me and just KEEP LEARNING!

What kind of projects have you been involved in?

We live in a digital age, where the impossible can be made possible by means of technology.

I have been exploring ways of how we can use technology to enhance our client experience by providing insightful financial/static information at the click of a button.

Our bespoke management tool, Snapshot, helps our clients gather management information, track KPIs and give a better client service. It removes all obstacles to allow our clients to focus on what they do best while optimizing growth!

After all, information is power.

I find a better way.

What’s on top of your bucket list?

I love a challenge and what better obstacle to conquer than Kilimanjaro! I mean WOW – the experience embodies all emotions in one go… excitement, exhaustion, desire, commitment and determination!

Bring it on!

gemmae@cooperparry.com

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