Hilton Smythe, the North West-based national business brokerage and services group, has announced the promotion of its Head of Finance, Natalie Murphy to the role of Group Finance Director.
Natalie joined the business in July 2014 as accounts assistant while studying for her AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, and quickly progressed through the ranks to become Head of Finance in 2017.
During that time, Natalie has been responsible for managing Hilton Smythe’s group financial reporting, accounting, and annual budgeting processes, along with creating forecasting models and ensuring all accounting activities comply with regulations.
Based in Hilton Smythe’s Bolton office, Group Finance Director Natalie will be responsible for providing financial advice and guidance to the company’s managers and directors to enable them to achieve their strategic objectives and business growth.
Hilton Smythe supported Natalie through her education, both in terms of finance and flexible working to allow her to study and attend classes, and now Natalie is awaiting results of her Chartered Certified Accountant exams, which she has been working towards with the University of Bolton.
Gareth Smyth, Group CEO of Hilton Smythe, said: “We are extremely proud of Natalie and what she has achieved during her time at Hilton Smythe.
“Supporting employees through their education and career progression is vital for us, and Natalie’s promotion bears witness to the depth of talent we now have within the business.
“Natalie has spent a large part of her career with us, she knows the Group extremely well and has a strong command of the financial mechanisms of the business. Natalie has fulfilled her role as Head of Finance with great professionalism and we wish her every success in this new key role.”
Natalie Murphy, Group Finance Director said: “I am delighted to have been promoted the role of Group Finance Director at Hilton Smythe.
“When I joined the business in 2014 it was very clear that there was a career path available for me, and I have worked hard to achieve these results. I even managed to fit in a short career break while I had my son!
“I am grateful to the business for supporting me through my education and in attaining my CCA qualification, and I am particularly grateful to Gareth who has been instrumental in supporting me in my achievements so far. I’m looking forward to an exciting future with Hilton Smythe.”