Jon Business IT Engagement Manager
“I am actively encouraged to find relevant training to support my work.”
Initially, the reputation of the firm and the way everybody spoke so positively about it, along with the location. I was looking to relocate back to the area after finishing university and jumping into a graduate job away from family and friends.
As the firm’s Business IT Engagement Manager, my work is varied and very creative. A large portion of my work (and one of the most exciting parts!) involves understanding and analysing business processes and workflows, consulting with representatives around the business and helping to streamline these using technology. I find the consultative approach very rewarding. I am also responsible for project delivery and making sure new systems are designed and specified as being fit for purpose and are then integrated properly into the firm.
Definitely the people and the autonomy hard working staff are given to expand what they do and develop. Working at PKF Francis Clark feels like being part of a big, friendly and supportive family. Not something I had in previous jobs and definitely something I would find it hard to let go of!
Quite simply it’s supportive, forward looking, engaging and professional.
I started in a support role and was quickly able to develop my work into something I found far more interesting and proactive, but also that made the best use of my academic achievements and what I had aimed to do since my career began (12 years ago!).
In my ‘work’ life, turning vocational study into academic study, and doing so with two first class degrees.
I am given the trust and autonomy to get the work done by all levels within the company.
A desire to do your best and achieve whilst working and supporting others as you go.
Engaging, Friendly, Supportive.
The moon! Purely because the journey would probably be just as (or more) entertaining. To get there would be an achievement.
I can remember the last album I bought…It was in 1999 and I won’t admit to who it was by! So, does Spotify count?
The effort you put into your work, and the resulting quality of that work is not only a reflection on your employer, but also you as a person.
A WiFi smart plug. I can use it to turn things on and off at home with my voice. It makes me feel really techy!
Getting through the working day having achieved everything I wanted.
I am a motorcycle fanatic, so I spent my time either riding or watching anything motorcycle related (The TT, MotoGP).
Another language (perhaps an obscure one…). I love travelling and doing so would open up a whole new world (I think!).