James - Financial Controller
“I joined the KPMG graduate programme in audit in 2008, becoming ACA qualified in 2011. After a stint in Transaction Services M&A, also at KPMG, I joined Alliance as Financial Accountant in 2013. I was promoted to Financial Controller in 2014, and acted as Interim Finance Director for 4 months in 2015 whilst the position was vacant.
Upon promotion to Financial Controller, I completed the ICAEW Network of Finance Leaders programme. A 9 month programme providing the skills and support needed to transition to this role. As part of the course, I've retained my mentor to continue development as Alliance's needs evolve with each acquisition.
At Alliance I find each day is completely different, and being involved in everything from acquisition funding and international corporate structure through to overseeing system implementations and looking after the Annual Report means I'm constantly challenged and learning a huge amount as a result of this.”