Rafiat is a highly skilled qualified chartered accountant (ACCA) with a wealth of experience in financial management & reporting, budget management and auditing. With over 10 years of experience in the educational and not for profit sector, she brings with her proven expertise in developing financial strategies and improving financial controls within highly complex settings. She has trained and led several teams to execute financial operations, with utmost accuracy and in full compliance with financial regulatory requirements.
Prior to Joining Counterculture, Rafiat led and managed high level financial services for the Multi-Academy Trust as Head of Finance. She led the development and implementation of robust audit compliance financial reporting systems and processes, while building capacity across the Trust and other organisations she has worked with as a consultant. She led several internal and external audits, managed preparation of financial reports for external stakeholders and led the collation and analysis of financial data to inform decision making. She has supported a number of local charities as treasurer and member of board of trustees. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and cooking.