sales-i has yet another new(ish) starter, say hello to Philip Baker. Phil has been with us for just over a month so I think its about time we got to know him a little better.
Let the questions commence.
When did you start at sales-i?
17 June 2013.
What does your role involve at sales-i?
- Ensuring our finances are compliant with UK and US requirements.
- Adding back to the business with relevant information to aide decision making via profitability analysis, adding control to base processes etc.
- Trying to stop the marketing team from spending all our money (I don’t remember seeing a PO for this blog so I hope it is free).
What’s your background?
I come from a statutory audit background mainly. I spent eleven and a half years in audit including five and a half at Ernst & Young. I then spent a year as a Financial Controller at a manufacturing company where the product was seafood – mainly prawns and calamari. I don’t eat seafood so didn’t really benefit from the staff discount there.
Why work for sales-i?
It is a growing, engaging business. Everyone here wants the business to do better than it currently is. A lot of places will say that their staff wants the company to do well but here you can believe it – people care and that makes it a great place to work.
If you could have a super power what would it be?
Teleportation. I would never need to use price comparison sites for my car insurance again. Also teleporting behind your friends and screaming down their ears could be fun.
If you were a Microsoft Office program, which one would you be?
Excel – I looooooove spreadsheets.
Finally, would you rather fight an elephant sized squirrel or 100 squirrel sized elephants?
I would have to go with 100 squirrel sized elephants.
Thanks Phil for taking the time out of your busy schedule doing numbers and other accounting things to answer our questions.