Yvonne enjoys the challenge and great variety of working for global manufacturer, Cummins.
"As part of my job, I need to get involved in the whole business – from interacting with people on the shop floor, to understanding all the different processes". The main purpose of her role is to look at all areas of the business and put audit controls in place to prevent risk. It comprises knowing the business as a whole and not just solely in a financial sense.
Yvonne has been at Cummins for four and half years, and knows what it takes to be a success, after being asked to move straight to a full-time role just nine months into the graduate scheme. "You have to be driven, have good people skills and be extremely focused - sharp on numbers too!"
Her next big step in the near future is to move into some sort of controller role, after achieving so much in the past 3-4 years. "Ultimately, I want to be a CFO - or even CEO - financial professionals make good CEOs because you have to be on point with your numbers to run a successful business".
When not working, Yvonne loves to play tennis, dance and shop.