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Diane Morgan-Naylor

Get to know our Accounts Officer, Diane Morgan-Naylor

Diane Morgan-Naylor, Accounts Officer, The Media Group

Tell me about your career path and how you got to The Media Group?

Having left college after completing a business course I was unsure which path my qualifications would take me. I accepted my first job working for a company that designed, produced and printed its own boating magazines. I quickly moved in to the accounts department and realised with my eye for detail and need for order I was quite good at it.

After a number of years I moved over to working for a finance company. This was a very interesting job, I had numbers, percentages and calculations coming out of my ears! From there I have ran the accounts departments for a printing company and a contract cleaning company.

I had a spell working within an accounting practice but quickly realised that I needed to work within a company to feel part of a team and the opportunity came up to work at The Media Group. It’s a chance to make a real difference with the knowledge and experience I had gained over my varied career.

What are you working on right now?

Helping to build and manage processes on our new agency management software. It’s a system that combines job management and invoicing that makes the day to day running of our projects much easier.

What’s your favourite piece of work?

Sad I know, but setting up our SAGE accounting software. It’s very satisfying when it all balances!

What does it take to be a good with numbers?

With accounts work it is about being precise and diligent with your postings. Having the knowledge of the old school double-entry book keeping helps: any errors in the figures can be easily identified.

What do you get up to outside the office?

I love country walks that end up with a nice pub lunch! I do a couple of fitness classes a week and also enjoy reading, going out for meals with family and friends and going to the cinema. Things that take you completely away from your 9 to 5 so that I can totally chill out.

Recommendation?

Visit Berlin, amazing city. Plenty of history, shopping and good places to eat.

Category
  • News
Written by

Stephen

Date

06.02.17

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