Katie qualified in 1999 as a Chartered Accountant in the UK, completing her audit training with Shipleys LLP, a medium sized Central London auditing firm specialising in media companies. After qualification and for the next 15 years, she worked as Financial Controller and Director with Kantar Added Value, a strategic marketing consultancy and part of WPP Group plc. She managed the Finance function in UK and Spain then performed a global role advising the local Finance and Management teams in Paris, Johannesburg, Shanghai, and Singapore on commercial aspects of their offices.
Her roles have been broad and included running a day to day operational finance department (banking, billing, credit control, negotiating commercial terms, reporting), budgeting and forecasting, cost management and preparation and presentation of results and KPI’s to Management. Working in a large reporting group also required designing processes and workflows to maximise control and meet strict compliance criteria.
On leaving Kantar Added Value in 2016, she startedher own business, Barcelona Accounting, helping autónomos and small SL’s with their accounting and tax needs in Spain.
She is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in the UK and the Asociación Profesional de Expertos Contables y Tributarios de España (AECE) in Spain.