One day as an Accountant @eGym
What is your name and position at eGym?
My name is Natascha and I am working as an Accountant at eGym. I am responsible for both accounts receivable and accounts payable. So what does an Accountant do? Basically it’s all about the numbers. 🙂
Why did you join eGym?
I joined eGym because I was looking for a new challenge and wanted to broaden my knowledge as an Accountant. As a start-up, eGym presented the perfect challenge and opportunity.
What are your daily tasks?
My daily tasks include checking all outgoing goods regarding the financial processing and their commission, reviewing the contracts of guarantee and warranty extensions, dunning further processing within accounts payable as well as receivable, looking after all kind of statements and their status and much more…
What projects are you currently involved in?
Currently we are trying to recreate our storage area with a new system. Therefore, we are looking at all kinds of possibilities and new ideas to create an even better and well-arranged system to allow for an easier access to all of the staff members at eGym.
What do you enjoy most about your position?
Accounting can be highly dynamic, as a result all the tasks and challenges that come with it also mean that you have a lot of responsibility. At eGym bringing in new ideas and taking on new challenges happens every day, which is something I greatly enjoy.
What do you find challenging in your position and field?
The primary duty of an Accountant is to prepare financial records and ensure that they are correct, which – as simple and easy as it may sound – can be quite challenging and difficult in itself.
What piece of advice would you give to someone who wants to work in your field?
As I mentioned above in my opinion accounting can be highly dynamic, so Accountants who are able to adapt quickly and easily are at a distinct advantage.
Good time management skills are very important as well, as they go hand in hand with strong organizational capabilities – meaning you need to be able to prioritize your work and organize yourself accordingly.
Also you should be able to embrace change – learn to make the most of every curveball that your work throws your way. No matter where you work, what your job entails or who you work with, strong communication skills are incredibly valuable, and in this specific case the same goes for your dedication to numbers and charts 😉