Dawn Hardaker, Finance Manager
My role within the company involves looking after the accounting process.
This includes day to day bookkeeping, financial forecasting and planning to ensure the business runs smoothly at all times. In addition I take care of all HR and insurance issues and provide support in administration and bid submissions.
I am qualified across many areas of finance including AAT level 2 and level 3 diplomas in accounting with 20 years’ experience within this position. In addition I have numerous other qualifications including NVQ business studies and various computer qualifications.
I would describe myself as a hardworking reliable individual with a positive outlook who enjoys talking to clients and building strong relations.
Q – What is your favourite quote and why?
A – If you want something done right, do it yourself. I am very independent and like to finish everything I start so I know it is correct.
Q – What book are you currently reading?
A – I took my kindle on holiday and read a few books the one that I am in the middle of is by a local man born in 1940’s from a large family and after the death of his parents was sent to a home run by Catholic Priests. He had a very disturbing childhood and I can’t bring myself to read the last few chapters.
Q – What is your favourite drink?
A – Baileys On The Rocks
Q – What is your favourite food and where?
A – On a recent holiday we went to an Argentinian Restaurant and had a 30- day dry aged steak cooked medium rare and it really melted in my mouth. I can still taste it now. My favourite at the moment.
Q – How do you chill out?
A – I find it hard to relax and chill out as I always have something to do. However since my beloved grandson arrived there is nothing better than lying on the floor playing games or reading to him or to really chill watching Fireman Sam on TV. I am so focused on him I forget everything else.