About The Lady of FinanceLady of Finance - your Chartered Certified Accountant
My name is Lucy Cockram. I studied accounts and finance at Aberystwyth University and was awarded a 2:1 Bachelor of Science, with honours, in 2000.
I started employment soon after I graduated. I took up a Graduate Training Scheme with Laura Ashley Plc to study for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. I worked initially on the UK team responsible for the UK fixed assets in stores, capital programs and investments. Promoted to European accountant and responsible for European fixed assets, new store openings and closures and finally the franchising of all European stores, with close down work in some countries.
In 2004 I joined Ceredigion County Council. Initially I was responsible for the Capital Programme and Investments. Later I was promoted to Project Accountant overseeing large investments for the council, such as the new e-procurement system and contracts like stationary.
After a number of year at Ceredigion County Council I joined the Finance Team at Aberystwyth University to become an Assistant Director of Finance, responsible for all trading areas for the University. This included residence and hospitality (University owned and third party owned halls, student restaurants), an Arts Centre, which includes shops, bars, café, cinema, performing arts, visual arts, dance school, technical teams and galleries. Also the sports centre. Also overseeing the university corporation tax returns.
I left the University in April 2014 to become a full time mum to our two boys: Harry and Edward.
February 2015 saw the birth of Lady Of Finance.