I joined the Oxford Trust in 2009 and been in my current role for the last six years. I am responsible for all the finance tasks of the Trust: from running payroll, banking, invoicing, forecasting, preparing monthly management accounts to arranging VAT returns, organising yearend accounts for audit and many others. On top of this busy schedule, I also look after the day-to-day accounting of our two partner companies: Venturefest Oxford Ltd and Advanced Oxford CIC. As Head of Finance & Administration, I am also responsible for the Trust’s general admin, IT and HR matters with the support of our Office Manager, external IT consultant and HR advisor.
I have more than 17 years’ experience in small business accounting, having been a full member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) since 2009 and a Fellow member since 2015. I was also awarded Diploma in Management Accounting by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in 2010.
Before my finance career, I worked in the field of international sales and marketing. After gaining BA in English from Peking University and MA in Business from University of International Business and Economics (Beijing, China), I worked as a business agent for a British company, then a French group of companies, promoting their industrial consumer goods in the Chinese market. I have also worked for a state scientific institute in China, working as an editor and translator for industrial scientific publications.