Belinda McArdle — Finance Manager

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I am a CPA qualified accountant with experience working in accounting and management roles across a range of industries in corporate, smaller business and now not for profit. 

The best thing about working at Smiling Mind…

Knowing that I am working for an organisation that is actually making a difference in people lives (and the fact that I get to do this working alongside amazing individuals certainly helps)!

The biggest challenge in my role:

As in any finance role, it is being across all parts of the business rather than just a business unit. It is also the part that I like the most.

If I wasn’t working at Smiling Mind I’d…

Hopefully with a group of people that are as lovely and fun as here!

Favourite meal?

Something that I don’t have to cook! It would most likely involve a slow cooked pasta sauce and a beautiful glass of wine.

What I do when I’m not at work:

I am the mother of two young boys, so spending time with my family is what I love. If I am not with them, then I am usually out for a run….or chasing after our crazy GSP pup.

On meditation:

It’s taught me how to focus on the now rather than the billion other jobs I feel like I should be doing. 

My favourite inspirational quote:

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
— Dr Seuss