How did you come to be an Accountant at Laurence Simons?
My good friend Carrie Baker, who I worked with at a fund management company a frightening number of years ago, joined Laurence Simons (LS) as a consultant and suggested that the role and company would be a good fit. And how right she was!
What does your role encompass?
I am the Accountant at LS, looking after the day-to-day financial requirements and working to implement the strategic developments necessary to support LS as it embarks on its next growth phase. It is a very exciting time to be in Finance at LS.
What projects are you currently working on?
We have been working to improve all aspects of control and process efficiency in the finance space, ensuring the function is easily scalable as the business grows. In addition, we have been developing improved management reporting to better support the business. The next project on my list is to develop improved debtor reporting.
Who do you work most closely with?
I work mostly with Carrie mentioned above, particularly on the development side of my role. Since Finance touches all parts of the business, I get to catch up with most of the team fairly regularly.
What do you enjoy about your work?
I have now been at LS for a year and can really see the benefits of the new processes that have already been implemented. It’s really satisfying to know you’re making a difference. What I like most, though, is working with such a lovely team of people. LS is a very supportive and inspiring place to work, and despite only being here for a fairly short time, I feel very much at home.
How do you socialise with the team?
Since I work from home, I don’t have many opportunities to socialise with the team, but when I do come into the office – it’s very nice to catch up over a coffee or glass of wine.