Melanie prides herself on being a hands-on individual who is a technically skilled Accountant with a strong commercial acumen. She has been working in the field of Accountancy for over 17 years at private and Plc levels, the majority of which has been working in senior positions.
Over the past 17 years, she has advised businesses across a range of sectors on Accountancy matters which has allowed them to make informed decisions on the future direction of their Company. In order to obtain funding for special projects, she produced Financial Projection Reports based on historical data in order to obtain funding from Invest NI & the Bank for SME and Microenterprises.
Just some of the skills areas that Melanie has are; Tax Calc Accounts & Tax Production, First Books Accounts System, T21 Accounts System, Solar Accounts System, Sage Payroll, DOS-based systems, XRL reporting, Pegasus Opera II, & Sage Cloud Accounting.
Melanie also has a strong digital skills base including; Facebook for Business, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram. She has a strong network of business contacts and is a member of Lisburn Chamber of Commerce, Lisburn City Council, Lisburn Stakeholders, Belfast Entrepreneurs Network, Lisburn Entrepreneurs Network, Female Entrepreneurs Network, Women In Business Network, Women In Business NI Business Owners, Female Entrepreneurs Lean In Network, Lean In Belfast, Social Bee NI, Women’s Inspire Network Ireland, Aspiring Women in Enterprise NI & Mercia Group.
Melanie has become a respected Accountant in the local NI context and is a regular speaker on Radio Ulster on topical business issues.