Dawn locke – Financial Controller

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Stepping Up To The Challenge

Dawn joined the Smart10 family at the start of 2016, working closely alongside Julie Morrison who has recently taken a step back to concentrate on ‘Annual Financial Responsibilities’ to further her expertise...Dawn happily stepped up to Julie’s challenge!



Having previously worked for two larger Recruitment Firms within the Hertfordshire area, Dawn benefits from having over 8 years’ experience  working within the Recruitment Industry, specifically within Payroll and more recently taking on further responsibilities of all-round ‘Finance Management’ duties. Dawn takes great pride in her work, she has bought in new processes and ideas and has already managed the full installation of our Brand New Internal Payroll system – all within her first 6 months of working with us!

With Dawn’s wealth of Finance and Payroll expertise, Dawn is able to provide all of our candidates and clients with an excellent level of service, to ensure everything runs smoothly at every opportunity..

60 Seconds with Dawn

Describe yourself in 3 words. - Honest, loyal, approachable

How many years recruitment industry experience do you have? - I have 8 year’s payroll/finance experience within the Recruitment Industry, I joined Smart10 after meeting Claire and seeing her drive and ambition, and wanted to be part of the Smart10 journey.

What do you like most about your job? - The fact that every day is different, and the great team that I work with.

What is your biggest achievement throughout your career? - Studying and achieving qualifications whilst working and never giving up, achieving what I set out to do!

What 3 interview tips would you give to a candidate? - Research the company, Arrive on time , Ask relevant questions and be confident with your responses.

Who inspires you? - People who fight hard to achieve their goals

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time? - Part of a great team, and spending more time in the sun.

Any career regrets? - I have no career regrets

What motivates you? - Knowing that I am part of an exciting, growing company.

Hobbies? - Reading, spending time with my children and husband, studying and volunteering.