According to the FCA, 17% of the financial services industry leaders in the UK are female, and stereotypes surrounding the types of roles available in the finance industry often discourage women from entering the area altogether. As a result, recruiting female financial talent can be challenging, but not impossible. Despite the odds, Mhairi Miller, Rachel Ellis, and Rebecca Wright are challenging the bias of women in finance, making up 75% of our Finance Team here at Auger.
In 2018, Rachel took on the role of Finance Officer and Mhairi the position of Credit Controller, after 4 and 5 years previously acting as Auger claims handlers. Since moving into finance and pursuing their AAT qualifications as part of our Auger Academy programme, they have excelled beyond even their own expectations. Having built up her financial expertise and knowledge over the past 4 years, Mhairi is now solely responsible for handling all of our clients' aged debt, working with them to reduce it to a minimum, and submitting our bordereau's for payment. Similarly, Rachel has become a valuable member of our Senior Leadership Team, and now manages the department as our Head of Finance.
In September 2021, Rebecca became the third female member of our Finance Team, joining as a Graduate Management Accountant. Whilst currently working towards her CIMA qualification, Rebecca assists with the preparation of our monthly management accounts for the board, compiles bordereau's for our clients and successfully carries out both sales and purchase ledger activities with a focus on invoicing to ensure we always meet our targets.
We're proud to have such a strong female influence in our Finance Department, and look forward to watching them #BreaktheBias into the future.