Cory-lee Bishop

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Cory-lee Bishop

Fund Administrator | HIGHVERN

What does a typical day look like for you?

The role is incredibly varied from day-to-day which I really enjoy. It can include communicating with clients and third parties, attending meetings in person or online or managing deadlines and action points. It is a fast-paced environment, but it is quite exciting to work to deadlines within your team and to play a role in complex transactions. I am given plenty of opportunity to learn in my role as administrator and to understand the full picture of fund structures.

How did you get your job? 

I joined HIGHVERN without any finance qualifications but had good transferrable skills from my previous role in the finance industry in the UK. I am a registered and practising Veterinary Nurse, but was drawn to a career in finance to offer more stability and security. You don’t need to have completed any higher education just have a willingness to learn and the right attitude. I plan to start my studies with the support of HIGHVERN as these are important to furthering my career.

What are the most important skills needed for your role/job?

I think the most important is excellent communication, both verbal and written. It is important that we develop good relationships with everyone we deal with, which is achieved by constant, clear and transparent communications. To work in funds also requires good organisational and communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. I also think you need to be a team player. At HIGHVERN we rely a lot on each other and work closely with the other departments of the organisation to ensure a great service.

Are there any future skills you will need to learn for your role?

If I want to progress my career in funds there are a few different qualifications available to me (such as ACCA or ICSA), depending on what aspect of my work appeals to me the most. HIGHVERN can offer me guidance and support as to what path to take and provide me with a clear progression plan.

What is the best part of your job? / What motivates you in this role? 

The people and the company’s culture are what I enjoy most at HIGHVERN. There are various clubs and committees available to share your interests and hobbies with others or to try out new ones such as Pickleball. The company treats its employees well and I feel valued. My team have always made me feel welcome and have become lovely friends as well as colleagues.

What advice would you give someone interested in a career in your profession?

You don’t need to be good at maths to work in finance, there are many different roles available depending on your skills and preference. You also don’t need to have lots of experience as skills can be developed as you learn. I would also say that qualifications are important if you want to be at the top of your game.

What would you tell your younger self? 

I would tell my younger self that hard work produces results. Even if you don’t know what it is you want to do – with dedication and commitment you may be surprised at where you end up. 

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