Vanessa McPhee

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Director, Financial Planning and Forecasting

Where I've worked

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1997

Experienced Audit Senior

During my time here I qualified as a Chartered Accountant and progressed from ‘doing’ to leading audit teams across multiple sites.

I led audits of the statutory accounts of UK companies and groups, giving reassurance to stakeholders that the results presented were true and fair.

2001
Vanessa

Business Assurance Manager

I learned the importance of risk management, a lot about inventory management and how a jet engine works!

I led internal audits and risk management reviews across Rolls-Royce in the UK and Europe, including for its Commercial Marine, Engine Manufacture and Head Office functions.

2006

Financial Accounting & Projects Manager

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This is where I developed an understanding of all the Finance systems and processes so I could assess how they were impacted by business change. I also got to work closely with teams in other business areas – I developed an understanding of project and change management in IT, for example.

I led projects within the Finance function, managed the impact of business projects on finance systems and financial information, and managed the UK Accounting function, including the preparation of the statutory accounts.

2010

Head of Finance Risk Office

Treasury Operations and Travel & Expense Management

Here, I developed experience of managing a business-critical daily process. With the Travel & Expense role came the management of a team in another country, as well as leading my UK team.

I led the three functions while managing critical banking functions for Capital One and the policies and reporting around travel and expense spending.

Here, I developed experience of managing a business critical daily process. With the Travel & Expense role came the management of a team in another country, as well as leading my UK team.

Leading the three functions while managing critical banking functions for Capital One and the policies and reporting around travel and expense spending.

2011
Vanessa

Head of UK Cost Finance

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In this role, I worked with every area of the business, understanding all the elements it’s made up of and what impacts their cost.

I was reporting and forecasting operating costs for the UK Card business, including partnering with all business areas to help manage spend, as well as providing transparency over spend and investment governance up to the UK leadership and group stakeholders.

In this role, I worked with every area of the business, understanding all the elements that make it up and what impacts their cost.

Reporting and forecasting operating costs for the UK Card business, including partnering with all business areas to help manage spend. Providing transparency over spend and investment governance up to UK leadership and group stakeholders.

2015

Director, Financial Planning and Forecasting

I get to tell the financial story of the business as it evolves and to see the sum of everyone’s success.

My role involves preparing and communicating regular financial reporting for Capital One’s UK Card business up to CFO, CEO and group stakeholders. I’m also business partnering with the Marketing function and forecasting our financial performance.

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