Dan Spackman

AAT

Financial Controller

I work within the internal Finance team at Gerald Edelman, my role involves managing the firm’s finances, introducing and developing internal processes, identifying risks and adapting to meet the evolving needs of the business. I’m also responsible for providing our management team with the financial information and analysis they need, in order to drive the business forward.

I strive to provide an excellent service at all times and by being proactive in providing financial information and KPI analysis internally, it allows our partners and client facing staff to concentrate on what they do best, servicing the needs of our clients!

If you’re interested…
Prior to joining Gerald Edelman in 2020, I spent the previous 14 years at a top 30 accountancy practice. Starting out as a finance assistant and completing my AAT, before working my way up to Financial Controller in 2016.

What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
I’m not the most daring individual, I’m normally averse to anything that begins with a safety briefing. However, on safari in South Africa, my wife and I joined one of the rangers to approach a cheetah, on foot! Standing in the middle of the game reserve, 20 metres away from the fastest land animal in the world was pretty daring for me.

What is the most exciting thing on your bucket list?
If you’d asked me this a couple of years ago it would have been to travel to South Africa for a safari. However, I was lucky enough to do just that with my wife as part of our honeymoon in 2019, an unforgettable experience. The next big thing on my list is to go to Augusta for the Masters, I’ll keep saving!!

What one piece of advice would you give your 10-year-old-self? 
Don’t stress too much, have confidence in yourself and do what you enjoy.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? 
Paul Weller, the man is a legend. He’s been producing top class music for over 40 years and is still going strong. I’ve seen him in concert over 30 times so I think I deserve a dinner date with him!