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Emma is Temple Heelis’s Finance Director, responsible for the firm’s accounting and HR functions and the smooth-running of the central services.
A ‘numbers person’, Emma has been fascinated by accounting since she was at school and began her career in banking before moving to Temple Heelis as a Cashier some 15 years ago. Attracted to a firm which offered her exceptional opportunities, Emma progressed to Head of Accounts and was then appointed Finance Director in 2021. Qualified to AAT Level 3, Emma has been trained and mentored by an external firm of accountants and continues to augment her formal qualifications.
As Finance Director, Emma manages all the accounting and bookkeeping functions, attends the partners’ monthly management meetings, contributes to the firm’s strategy, and manages the external accounting and auditing services.
With increasing involvement in the firm’s culture and focus on excellent staff relations and teamwork, Emma also leads Temple Heelis’s HR function. In recent years, she has been involved in recruitment processes and re-engineered new starter induction and integration programmes. Across the three offices, Emma is very much a central focal point for people which enables her to be the ‘voice of the people’ at management meetings, as well as a central resource with a firm-wide perspective across all teams. Emma performs her role with great enthusiasm and a genuine commitment to ensure the partners’ vision of a cohesive, happy and motivated firm is achieved.
Outside work, Emma is at her happiest when spending time with her husband and 4-year old daughter enjoying all that South Lakeland has to offer.