Catherine Wilkinson

Catherine Wilkinson

- Financial Controller

Profile

I graduated with a BSc Joint Honours in Mathematics and Economics from Newcastle University and started working in an accounts department for a distributor in Sheffield. While working, I studied for my ACCA qualification and progressed in the company until I reached the position of company accountant. I was admitted as member of ACCA in 2004. Just over 3 years ago, I left the distributor I had been working at for 10 years and joined AAC Technology as financial controller.

I live with my husband who I married in June 2012 and we have 3 cats: two boys (aged 2 and 4), and a girl (aged 3). We both enjoy our cricket, and are members of Derbyshire Cricket Club. Although, due to the British weather, we don’t actually get to see that much cricket!

Main Responsibilities

I provide AAC Technology with the financial support from statutory and management accounts to budgeting and forecasting. I also ensure that all the accounting information required from our parent company is delivered to deadlines. In the accounts department, we undertake the non-financial tasks that no one else wants to do!

Which football team do you support?

I support Liverpool, although from the sofa these days. It has been a few years since I last actually travelled to a match at Anfield.

What is your best piece of advice?

To remember; it's not how long something lasts until it breaks, it’s how long you can make it last after it is broken.