Ensuring responsible fiscal finances

Clare Johnson, Finance Director - Group Functions


As Finance Director, Clare has responsibility for reporting the financial results of the teams that sit under Head Office - which includes teams like HR, Marketing, IT and Finance, as well as consolidating global HR and Finance team costs. She also leads the UK Shared Services Finance team who are responsible for Payroll, Accounts Payable, Expenses, Cashiering and Credit Control.

QWhy is the kind of work you do at RPS important? And what does it mean to you personally?

In recent years RPS has made a considerable investment in its central functions. It’s important that we make that investment count and return value back to our people, clients, and investors. My team and I play a key role in helping RPS create value by keeping a keen eye on our costs and making sure we are managing our budgets pragmatically.

Quick Q&A

What job did you want when you were growing up?

When I was much younger, I wanted to be a teacher! I ended up studying Business Studies at University initially intending to pursue a career in HR but gravitated towards Finance in my final year.

QFor you personally, what was the best/most useful thing you did to further your career?

It's less about one single thing that I did but more about making a conscious decision to work hard. When you work hard and deliver on your promise, that builds trust and creates opportunities. And when those opportunities come, I always tell myself to be open to them.

QWhat advice would you give to your younger self?

Believe in your own ability and face up to your fears. There's no limit to what you can achieve if you set your mind to it.

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