Lynda Mercado

Office Manager/Financial Officer

"Accounts - invoicing, aged debtors, creditor invoice processing, SAGE - recording incoming payments for reconciling at mth end, general account queries.
Health & Safety - recently taken this on to get us up to speed.
General admin, reports, mostly checking and "

Areas of Expertise

Organisational skills, attention to detail, people person, good communication skills and can hold conversatons with most people from all walks of life. Good at teaching/training have a fair amount of paitence

Career Accomplishments

"Worked for the ImproChem part of the AECI group in South Africa for over 22 years, having spent the last12 years as the SHEQ Officer for the company. I was right hand to the SHEQ Manager and between us we ran the SHEQ department covering over 500 employees from HO in JHB to the manufacturing facility in Ubogentwini and over 30 satilite offices throughout Southern Africa, covering other african states and Mauritus. There was a lot of travelling and training and I covered internal investigations and audits and ran the HSE drills and meetings at HO. Alongside this we also headed up the marketing department.
Since back in the UK, taken a more gentle approach and started with PSD 8 years ago as an administrator, jack of all trades - now currently run the administration at the office in Leyland, as well as the day to day general admin duties, and debtors/creditors/general accounts alongside supervising Becky who recently came on board permently to help me."

Languages Spoken

English (Afrikaans, but not spoken it in over 10years!)

Favourite Pastimes

"Slimming World - Paying hobby, love helping people that struggle with weight issue as I have personal experience and lots of empathy.
Gardening, outdoors and nature, animal lover, currently have a cat called Lily - she a Maincoon, deaf and covers everywhere with white fluff! Like hobbies/crafts and baking.
Grandma to a 7 year old Leo - apple of my eye
Meeting up with friends, eating out, occassionally go to the cinema and recently started Crown Bowls and loving it."

Favourite Quote

Dance like nobody's watching!