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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Team Talk: Julie Griffiths

Julie Griffiths, Finance Manager, talks about her role at the Chamber. 

I have spent over 25 years in the finance industry, beginning at National Westminster Bank and gradually moving on to more accounts based roles, which gives me a good insight into how it all works at all levels. 

I joined Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce last December as Finance Manager, which is a varied and busy role working within a great team reporting to the Finance Director. The main part of my role is collating information and producing month end departmental management accounts for the Finance Director and the Board. There is never a dull moment as there are certainly plenty of things to consider, from the Pipeline Analysis, Skills Gateway, Trustmark, BIM, Skills Reviews, Export Documentation, not to mention all the current and future events, and that’s just to name a few! I provide financial analysis of the events held by the Chamber, to assess the popularity and success of these events so we can improve in the future and provide more of what you as our customers want! If you have any feedback on our events or have any suggestions or queries please contact  
A normal day can range from overseeing the general day to day running of the finance department so myself and the team can resolve any queries you may have, general administration of the staff pension scheme, sending pension payments, payments to suppliers, sending payroll. There are plenty of financial reports to provide to internal and external sources to ensure the smooth and effective running of the Chamber.

It has been an interesting and challenging year with the events that have been held. The success of the Annual Dinner and Skills Awards, were perhaps the highlights, and the future looks an exciting due to the relocation to new premises at Elliot House on Deansgate in December, which will offer a great new base to expand and progress.

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