Heather Leybourne ACCA

Heather Leybourne ACCA

Senior Specialist

Heather is a highly experienced finance professional having spent an extensive period in practice, as well as working in industry both internationally and in the UK. 

Heather obtained her ACCA qualification in 2010 with KPMG Cambridge.  During this period, she worked within the audit team assisting standalone companies and small groups adhere to IFRS and UK GAAP.  She then relocated to KPMG Netherlands where she continued to develop her audit knowledge and found a love of motivating and developing multicultural teams through her strong communication skills. 

In 2012, Heather moved to Calgary as Financial Controller of Winsport (a not for profit).  In this role she was responsible for a team of ten employees; delivery of internal and external reporting; implementation and improvement of all internal financial processes and policies as well as being a key member of the Senior Management team. 

In 2015 Heather returned to the UK and accepted a role with Bell and Associates, providing advisory services to small businesses. At the start of 2017 she took a role as Audit Manager at EY in Aberdeen before progressing to Senior Manager.  In this role she managed a variety of engagements as well as supporting junior members of staff. 

Heather believes she can add value through her open, and supportive, communication style.  Her comprehensive audit background enables her to improve polices and processes, while her Controller experience has provided her with the ability to think commercially and problem solve. 

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