Tina Foulger, Senior Financial Controller

1-10-2019

Department: Finance

“The variety in the role also means I’m learning all the time.”

Creating things for the better

"The finance functions in the UK and Continent are part of Shared Services along with IT and HR. Finance Shared Services provides the business with financial and management reporting and produces statutory reports to external stakeholders. Earlier this year I moved from the role of UK Finance Shared Service Centre Manager to Senior Financial Controller. Now I have the opportunity to work with both the UK and Continent Finance Shared Service Centre to drive changes in processes and structures to create improvements, alignment, simplification and increased efficiency."

Afbeelding: Tina-in-line

"It’s a really collaborative role where we work together to create or change things for the better. What makes it enjoyable is how passionate everyone is; the camaraderie, enthusiasm and energy of the team really does make it a positive environment to work in. Each day is different and presents different challenges and opportunities, interacting with teams and individuals from Finance and outside the organisation in different countries. There is certainly never a dull moment! The variety in the role also means I’m learning all the time."

Social compass

"Being part of the agricultural sector is fascinating - after all we are feeding the world! ForFarmers' strategy of Total Feed and working in partnership with farmers whilst continuing with an underlying sustainability sits very well with my social compass. Not only that, ForFarmers is ambitious, forward looking and keen to invest in the people within the organisation. ForFarmers runs a series of management training courses, such as the Management Foundation Program. It helps to focus on key management skills and it is an opportunity to meet and learn from other managers in the business that you might not usually have contact with. The ACCA qualification requires continual professional development which means I am always keeping my financial and broader accounting knowledge up-to-date."