Celebrating Robyn’s 20-years with Rowcroft’s finance team
Having dedicated two decades of her life to the hospice, Robyn Meagor can be counted on to keep the hospice’s accounts on track. Over the years, Robyn has gone from strength to strength, starting first as a finance assistant and now playing a pivotal role as Finance Manager to keep the charity’s finances in order so that we can continue to care for our patients and those closest to them. Here Robyn reflects on her remarkable journey with Rowcroft.
A professional career with real meaning
“I applied to Rowcroft because I wanted to progress my financial career while working for a rewarding organisation that gives back to the community,” says Robyn. “My role has evolved over the years. I started as the finance assistant doing the data input for the account ledgers and processing payments. I then moved to a more senior role which included payroll cover and line management, and now I am the Finance Manager and responsible for the department and the operations. As the organisation has grown and expanded, the Finance Team has increased from three to six people, and my role too has developed.”
Robyn’s role as Finance Manager
“As Finance Manager I oversee and manage all financial operations for Rowcroft and its subsidiaries. This includes ensuring accurate data entry, monthly reconciliation processes for report generation, and the coordination of group VAT returns. I also manage Rowcroft’s monthly payroll and provide guidance to the Finance Team.
“One of the things I enjoy most about my role is problem-solving and working on projects. It’s incredibly rewarding to implement new ways of working and update procedures to streamline our operations. And working with a fantastic team makes it even better.”
A friendly and supportive place to work
“The support that you receive not just from your own department but also from across the organisation is wonderful. It is warm and friendly place to work. Don’t get me wrong there are challenging times as well, just like in any working environment, but when you have the right mix of people all working together we can support each other to pull through.
“Within our department, we have a strong rapport. We support each other inside and out of work. This creates closer working relationships, mutual respect for each other, and it makes it a happier environment to work in.”
“I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to complete my accountancy training within the first few years of starting at Rowcroft. Since then, throughout my time with the hospice, I have had a variety of training across a wide range of areas, internally and externally. I am thrilled to have recently gained the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants professional qualification – it has been a long journey but certainly worth it. Rowcroft has supported me throughout this and has enabled me to progress my accountancy career to hold a professional qualification.”
A message to others
Finally, Robyn has a heartfelt message for anyone considering a career at Rowcroft:
“We are not just a business; we are a community. If you are seeking a rewarding job that gives back, then this is the place to be to develop yourself personally and for the benefit of the hospice and our patients and families.”