Coleen Watkins' CV

I’m a practical and realistic manager with a natural flair for the efficient and effective running of business financial/administration, able to negotiate and influence internal and external stakeholders with excellent communication skills. A strong team player but also able to work well independently, maintaining self-motivation and initiative. Proven management abilities with demonstrable leadership skills and experience of performance management of a team. Commitment and enthusiasm to strive in providing accurate financial reports.

  • Gained 52 years administrative / managerial experience in working within the Public, Private and 3rd sector
  • Proven ability to analyse, problem-solve and influence change for the continuous improvement of a service
  • The ability to establish positive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels

Dec 2017 – Present : Finance Director, Act Now.
Day to day recording accounts and providing monthly cash flow forecasts. Delivering yearly accounts for tax purposes.

Sept 2004 – Jan 2016 – Cancer Research Wales : Deputy Director
Responsible for the management of the administration of the charity. Providing accounts and annual reports to meet the requirements of the charity commission. To support and manage a team of financial administrators and provide human resources support together with fundraising activities and presentations.

June 1990 – Aug 2004 – Organisational Development and Training Manager Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust
14 years employment experience in NHS working in several departments within the Trust in Midwifery, Cardiac and Paediatric services undertaking personal assistant and administrative roles.

Previous posts Finance & Administrator for 6 Franchises Restaurant, P. A. to the Director Mock Group of Companies (Building Contractors, Engineering, Restaurants and Service Station based in Caerphilly, P. As. to the Distributor of the Tupperware Centre, Llantrisant, the Head Buyer of Mole Manufacturing Co, Newport and I started as a Ledger Clerk at H. J Strong & Co Household Distributors and Brush Manufacturers, Newport