Lucy Waller - Financial Accountant

Lucy studied Genetics at York University but wasn’t content with the prospect of working in a lab.

She began her career at Nestle in customer services and sales. Always good with numbers, she moved into finance training at York City Council, qualifying in accountancy specialising in the public sector.

She then moved to Deloitte’s in auditing as part of their public sector team working with local councils and the NHS. Lucy continued in the public sector working for the Post Office as Capital Accountant, looking after their assets. It was a great experience, but with a young family, Lucy joined Key Fund in 2016 attracted by its family-friendly culture.

Working for major brands and the public sector and seeing both sides of the coin, she realised she’d rather work for a socially-aware organisation that had positive impact on a community, rather than just number crunching for corporations.

Lucy works in the finance team and oversees the Northern Impact Fund, from setting up payments to financial monitoring.