Melanie Hassey

Credit Controller & Virtual Assistant

I was lucky enough to find my perfect career right from leaving full-time education, and I have loved almost every minute of working in finance since starting as a Payroll Supervisor with Oxfordshire County Council in 1986.

I have not had that many jobs since then, even though I have worked my entire life. After I moved to Effingham from Oxfordshire, I was Finance Director of a Royal Warranted company for almost 19 years, before joining Signpost Financials in 2023.

I love the fresh challenge at Signpost, it’s one of the best, and friendliest places that I have every experienced, and it fits in perfectly with my lifestyle of looking after my family, and spending time with my beautiful dog.

How long have you been at Signpost Financials?

Almost 1 year

What is the best piece of advice that you ever received?

That you can say no, and it’s better to be master of your own destiny than to let someone else steer the ship…badly!

Cats or dogs?

Dogs all the way.

Favourite part of your job?

Debt recovery

What is your favourite book?

I love a good crime novel.

Favourite type of business to work with?

Small businesses, I feel I can help them the most.

Three course dinner, what are you having?

No starter, fish, chips and gravy with a buttered barmcake and a singing Lil for dessert (you’ll have to ask, or look it up)

Favourite City?


Who has been the biggest influence on your career?

My daughter Lauren.

Favourite movie genre? Rom com