Women in tech - Amy Stirling, Finance Manager

Red Ant, 10th December 2018

Leading women at Red Ant tell their stories and share their advice - Amy Stirling, Finance Manager: 'I completed my CIMA exams with Red Ant’s support as well as working part time and raising a young family'

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‘I completed my CIMA exams with Red Ant’s support as well as working part time and raising a young family’

Background

I’m a qualified Chartered Global Management Accountant /CIMA and a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians/AAT. I’ve been Red Ant’s Finance Manager for seven years – I started on 2.5 days a week to fit around childcare and as my child grew older and needed my time less and the business needed my time more, increased this to four days.

Role

I oversee Red Ant’s national and international financial processes, from co-ordinating financial arrangements with partners and suppliers to managing internal finances including salaries, benefits, expenses and equipment.

Greatest/most significant professional achievement

I completed my CIMA exams with Red Ant’s support as well as working part time and raising a young family.

One piece of advice for women in tech

Don’t be afraid to ask when you need help. It’s not a form of weakness, it shows strength – no-one knows it all and we should all continue to look to grow and learn.