Michelle Falkiner Michelle Falkiner joined the company in November 2008 as an Assistant Management Accountant for Paddock Fabrications gaining invaluable experience. ASSA ABLOY acquired Paddock Fabrications in 2010, where Michelle has progressed and is currently Management Accountant for was YALE OEM and then Yale Retail & Export. The company has supported Michelle with her professional development by providing funding and support for her formal accounting qualification and become Chartered Accountant. The skills she has developed are working under pressure, working towards tight deadlines in a fast pace environment. She has gained confident with presentation skills in finance meetings and business reviews. She has also attended various internal training programmes within the company which have all added value and developed skills, especially Performance Development programme (PDR). Michelle feels this has been effective by setting objectives, goals, but also 1:1 meetings for advice and guidance as well as setting targets to achieve for the year. Michelle has been faced with a challenging project for the Digital Door Lock (DDL) reporting, which involved Michelle building the reports, showing stock levels, quantities, margins and trends etc. She enjoyed the challenges with changing requirements to suit customer needs. Michelle expressed that “Assa Abloy is a fair employer and offers opportunities for progression”.