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Head of Finance role adds up perfectly for born organiser Jill

22 Dec 2015

Jill Barnett

We are very pleased to introduce Jill Barnett as the newest member of our team, having joined Sheffield Assay Office in October 2015 as our Office/Finance Manager.

Having originally studied at secretarial college when bookkeeping was done with old fashioned handwritten ledgers and shorthand was dictated by managers and typed up using huge manual typewriters, Jill returned to work after having her daughter and had to quickly learn how to use a computer to do the accounts. She went on to study credit management at Nottingham University where she excelled on the course and has worked in finance ever since.

Describing herself as ‘a born organiser and leader’ she thrives on beating targets, loves to teach people better and more efficient ways of doing things and enjoys learning new things herself, particularly if they make a job simpler. She says that she loves her new job at Sheffield Assay Office and is already enjoying putting new systems in place to make things run even more smoothly.

When she’s not at work Jill is a big fan of travelling and enjoys going on holiday. She loves long weekends in the Lake District, walking with her dogs during the day and relaxing over a pub meal in the evening. She goes to Madeira in September every year where she feels at home and enjoys relaxing in the sunshine, and for a longer break Jill firmly believes you can’t beat the Caribbean, which she describes as ‘Heaven on earth’. She prefers a relaxing break these days, but she once spent several months living in China and climbed on the Great Wall, and has zip wired over a river filled with crocodiles and abseiled down a rock face in Mexico. 

Apart from holidays, Jill likes to spend her evenings relaxing with her husband and her Golden Retrievers Henry and Pongo. Her guilty pleasure is a huge glass of Baileys with crushed ice when she gets home from work on a Friday.

Cheers! And welcome on board from all the team.

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