About

I’m Jessica, an experienced finance professional and Excel geek. I live in Bristol, in the UK.

My background and experience

I trained as an accountant at the National Audit Office. After gaining my ACA I moved into central government and carried out a range of finance roles including financial reporting, management accounting and systems implementation.

Then I moved firstly to the private sector and then to the charity sector. I’ve worked at director level in medium sized entities for over 12 years.

I’m passionate about technology and always want to make better use of it and encourage others to do the same. I’ve got lots of experience in leading big systems implementation projects. However, I’m even more enthusiastic about using tools such as Power Query to transform our working lives.

Why “The happy finance team”?

I want to make finance teams happier!

I set up this website to share tips and guides on a range of finance topics, as well as to look at other issues that impact on mental health in the workplace.