As Director of Finance of the Professionals division in the Simplyhealth group, Julie Ann Dowling is responsible for the overall strategic direction and successful running of the division’s finances. Her role oversees all areas of financial activities including compliance and contracting, risk, governance, acquisitions, reporting, budgeting, forecasting, MI, commercial analysis, pricing and modelling.
Julie joined Denplan in 1994 as a Financial Supervisor and has held many roles over the past 22 years including Management Accountant, Financial Controller, Financial Corporate and Compliance Manager, and now Director of Finance. She has also been responsible for oversight of risk and governance, assisting with the acquisition of Denplan Ltd by Simplyhealth and the group’s purchase of Animal Healthcare, and supporting and leading the Finance Team to embed Business Partnering.
Julie is an organised and diligent manager who believes in motivating her team to providing innovative, collaborative and pragmatic solutions for the business.
Outside of work, Julie spends lots of time with her two teenage children and is usually ferrying them to their various hobbies and activities! She also enjoys gardening, home improvement projects, and time with her rescue cat.