I have worked for Bucks County Council in various roles since 1997 following twenty years working in banking. With a love of spreadsheets and figures I have been very fortunate to work in finance throughout my career. These roles have included working as a bursar/Finance Manager in primary, secondary and academy schools and also supporting schools as a finance officer within the Bucks Schools Finance Support Team. I was delighted to join the FMS team in 2011 having enjoyed many years support myself on the end of a telephone whilst working in schools. I appreciate how challenging the role of bursar can be in a busy school environment – no day is ever the same! I work with my colleagues across County to ensure schools receive the best possible support and guidance on their finance systems.