Get to know our Accounts Officer, Diane Morgan-Naylor
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.
Visit Berlin, amazing city. Plenty of history, shopping and good places to eat.