Alison Deakin

Skybound Office

Alison has worked within the finance field for over 25 years and joined Skybound at the start, back in 2012, to offer some part-time support. Since then, her role has evolved to match the rapid growth of the business and she became Finance Manager in 2018.

FINANCE MANAGER
Pembrokeshire
Skybound Office

ALISON DEAKIN

FINANCE MANAGER

“I love helping Skybound to grow as a business so that our services can empower people and those that support them, as far and wide as possible. There’s so much pride and satisfaction knowing that even working behind the scenes I am contributing to make a positive impact to our clients lives.”

BIO

My family relocated to Pembrokeshire when I was a child, and since then it has always been home for me, although I really enjoyed living in Germany for 4 years where I spent a lot of my spare time training our dogs and running a Dog Training Club to have some fun and raise funds for the Hounds for Heroes charity. I also joined the local SUV Schutzhund Dog training club, which sparked an interest in protection dog training, and changed to teaching my dogs in German.

I then spent a lovely 3 years living in Belgium before returning home to Pembrokeshire a little while after the birth of my amazing daughter.

Nothing is more important to me than my family and I enjoy every moment I can spend with them. I also love horse riding and enjoy pampering both my horse and dog as much as possible.

I am an avid problem solver who loves to chase down solutions and help people with queries.

I have been part of the senior management team since 2015 and my experience lies within all things finance, from the day-to-day bookkeeping to financial management reporting, budget management, data analysis, financial auditing, payroll management and the development and improvement of our financial systems and processes.

I am the main finance contact for all staff, clients, local authorities, and other organisations. I will liaise with the awarding authority/organisation to set up and manage the funding allocated and I am the go-to person for any quotations, payments, contracts, and invoices.

Previously I have worked in both the public sector and the leisure industry.

EXPERTISE
SALES & PURCHASE LEDGER
COSTING & QUOTATIONS
AUDITING
TRACKING HOURS & EXPENSES
BUDGET MANAGEMENT
PAYROLL & PENSIONS
ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS
ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT
FINANCIAL REPORTING
LANGUAGES
English