Beckie Skillan - Assistant Statutory Administrator

Meet the Team: Beckie Skillan

What sector do you work in and have you any thoughts to share about the industry right now?

I work in the CSP sector which is a fast-paced environment that always brings new challenges. Since joining Affinity I have developed good experience in various different sectors such as eGaming and Yachting which I have not worked in previously. These sectors are currently buoyant and I am looking forward to developing my skills and gaining new knowledge on these sectors, whilst experiencing their growth.

What led you to this career and how has it progressed so far?

I started my career twenty years ago in the Company and Trust sector and have gained significant experience during this time. I have undertaken an extensive variety of administrative services for client structures and have been responsible for managing large portfolios comprising both Companies and Trusts. Over the years, I have been given the opportunity to gain knowledge in different sectors of the financial industry including Taxation, VAT, Property Management, Bookkeeping and Company Secretarial. I am a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners since obtaining a Diploma in International Trust Management in 2010.

What do you do Affinity?

I work alongside the Statutory Manager to ensure that compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements are met at all times. I also provide support to the client services team in the administration of their client entities.

What are skills are you currently working on?

I am constantly developing new skills by keeping up to date with any changes in the regulatory environment.

What aspects do you love about your job and the company?

I like the variety in my role as every day is different. I enjoy assisting my colleagues where I can and being a point of reference if they have any queries.

What is your favourite way to unwind after a busy day?

I like to go out walking and cycling, I am also a beginner at Yoga. All I find are a good way to relax.

What are your passions outside of work?

Outside of work you have the freedom to try new things out, which is great for me as I am not really one for routine.  My constant passion is spending time with my young family.

Finally, what is something you have done but will never do again?

Go on holiday to Yugoslavia as the country no longer exists.