How to achieve your ambitions – an evening of drinks and career conversation

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Time: 5.30 (for 6pm)

Venue: Le Monde, Dirty Martini Bar, 16 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF

Event summary

ICAS’ Scotland East Area Network and finance-recruitment specialists Rutherford Cross invite you for an evening of drinks and career conversation at Le Monde in Edinburgh on Thursday 19 May at 5.30pm. You’ll hear from three highly successful finance professionals who’ll share insight into their differing journeys and advice on how to progress your career and achieve your ambitions.

Complimentary drinks and nibbles will be provided.


  • Rob Horner CA, CFO of Bella & Duke

Bella & Duke is a leading pet-food and wellness subscription company in the UK. Rob trained with EY working in Transaction Services before working with Steadfast Group in both London and Sydney before moving back to Scotland.

  • Violina Vasileva CA, Senior Executive Transaction Diligence with EY

Violina relocated to Scotland to join EY, following the completion of a Master’s Degree which she gained in Belgium. In her time at EY she has managed a wide range of interesting projects.

  • Stephen Graham CA, Covid Financial Controller with Valneva

Stephen trained with PwC in audit before working for John Menzies Plc as Finance Manager for 3 years and in 2021 joined specialty vaccine company Valneva as Financial Controller.

(Please note that views and opinions expressed by speakers at ICAS webinars are their own and not necessarily reflective of ICAS’ views.)

Key topics

  • The CA career journey from qualification on
  • Taking alternative career paths
  • How to achieve your career objectives