This week our Personality of the Week works in Accounts for a Corporate Services company.
Accounts is the heart of any organisation, and working within it gives you the chance to be hands-on with the fundamentals of a business. Accounting is a highly respected profession that presents opportunities in a myriad of careers – public sector, private sector and multinationals all require accountants of varying specialities.
The global demand for finance professionals is high, and the field of accounting offers increasingly varied and challenging work. A career in accounting offers the chance to influence a business and contribute to key decisions about the direction of any organisation you work or advise for. Professional development plays a major part in career in accounting and it is highly recommended to seek one of the established accounting qualifications to further enhance your skills and knowledge.
Our Personality of the Week is AAT qualified, which is a qualification from the Association of Accounting Technicians. This qualification suits anyone working in Financial Services, Professional Services, Commerce and the Public Sector who is starting their career in accounting. It is a combination of experience and exams, and there are a number of levels to be completed, each level representing a qualification in its own right.
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Name : Diego Valeriano Molinaroli
Job title: Company Accounts & Administrator
Industry: Corporate Services Company (accountancy, tax, VAT)
- Favourite animal: gorilla
- Favourite book: Don Camillo – it’s an Italian romance
- Favourite film: Braveheart
- Favourite food: Any Sea food dishes!
- Favourite accent: London accent
- Most memorable holiday: with my friend in Rimini (Italy) years ago. We really enjoyed it!
- Favourite catchphrase: Always take every opportunity when it comes up! In Italy we say "Sometimes the right train passes only once"
- Items for room 101: Over-crowded places, disrespectful people, litter in the park, loud people in quiet places and anti-social behaviour.
- What are the first three things you do in the morning: Have a shower, have breakfast, watch the news
- How did you get started in the industry? When I came to the UK, I knew I wanted to work in this industry. I had heard about the AAT and was very interested in it so I started the course. After applying to lots of different places, I was finally given the opportunity to join an accountancy practice in South Devon.
- What do you enjoy the most about your job? I enjoy the fact that I can see the hard work of many people behind the figures that I analyse. I can also understand their strategies, investments, policies and decisions – it gives you a great insight into a company.
- What three adjectives would other people use to describe you? Generous, kind, tenacious
- What three adjectives describe the skills you need to do your job? Analytical, patient, precise
- What is the most valuable thing you have learnt in your career? To work hard in order to be successful in my career, and that I have to take any opportunity to learn as much as I can, especially considering that I am only at the initial stages of my career.
- What tips would you give to someone starting out in this industry? Never give up! At the beginning, it felt as though every door was closed to me. But after sending my CV to lots of different companies, suddenly the right opportunity came up. It can happen to everybody!!!
- What has been the best moment of your career to date? When I knew I had my job in London. Another good moment was when I found out that I had passed my first AAT exam!
- What do you hope to achieve on your career in the next decade ? I hope to learn as much as I can and to continue to progress within the finance and accountancy industry.
- When did you last go on holiday and where did you go? I have not been on a proper holiday for far too long, but I take any opportunity to go home (Verona, Lake Garda, Soave area) to relax and visit family and friends.
- What do you spend your money on? Books, magazines, air tickets, nights out with my girlfriend and my friends.
- If I knew then what I know now I… would have travelled and gained much more international experience. Living, studying and working abroad are all fantastic experiences!