The spirit to serve
A2B business philosophy is based on one of its key mission elements: “to let the Clients do what they like and what they do best” or, in more formal way “to let the Clients concentrate on their core business”.
The same approach we use also for employees. The main goal of each employee is to let its Clients do what they like and what they do best. In this context you should view your more experienced colleagues as Clients. And let them do more interesting, difficult and challenging tasks by taking responsibility for the tasks that are more like a routine to them. For you, who have less experience and knowledge, these tasks in turn will often be quite hard, interesting and developing.
We believe that work should be interesting and fun as much as it is practically possible. So, when our people start doing more complicated work we, to the possible extent, provide them with subordinates from junior colleagues and interns whom they can delegate some of their work.
Stretching tasks for fast skills developement
Most of your tasks will be quite hard to complete, because of our work efficiency requirements and high quality standards. So, along with the task you will usually be given basic training on how to complete it.
We are very hard on clerical accuracy, attention to details, formatting of documents and meeting deadlines, so, be ready for hard times. You will have an excellent opportunity to improve the most of the skills highly demanded in modern business:
- – personal time management;
- – delegation;
- – effective communication;
- – proactive approach;
- – proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook skills.
Opportunity to capture more responsibilities
We do not hire people to fill in a specific position. When recruiting, we are looking for people who can grow. Our work organisation does not limit your career, it rather stimulates and even pushes you to grow. And in order to succeed you need to use the same approach as we use for getting more business from our Clients.
Every task you get is not just a task that needs to be completed qualitatively and on time. Every task is an opportunity to get more responsibilities.
For example, you are asked to prepare a list of invoices that should be issued this month. Most of our interns prepare the list, put it on their senior’s desk and feel happy. And, if the senior is busy and all people around are busy too, interns may sit and wait or get less interesting tasks. There is a better way. You could think: “Why do we need this list? Probably, to issue the invoices.” So, you come to the senior and ask if he has reviewed the list. Let’s assume he has not. You then can ask when he is going to do that and volonteer to prepare the invoices based on the list”. Usually, it is faster for the senior to do most tasks himself, rather than explaining to you and checking for errors. So, little proactivity will help you get complex tasks faster.
But do not stop there. Think the next step. Why do we need to prepare the invoices? - Probably, to send them out. Offer your help. Why have we sent those invoices? – Probably, to get the money. Follow up the payments.
Going this way you will quickly get to the point when you are so useful for your boss that he will start to look for an assistant for you to let you do more valuable and complex work. And you can climb to the partner’s position following this route.
A2B is a perfect company for such proactive capturing of responsibility, because work delegation is in our culture and is supported by our internal procedures.
Opportunity to get the full picture of accounting process
In our value creation process we split tasks and responsibilities among our team members based on their skills. Junior staff is responsible for execution of regular tasks and relatively simple parts of complex tasks, while senior people are doing more complex work and teach their junior colleagues.
So, you will have an opportunity to learn all areas of accounting, from booking invoices and bank, to preparation of statutory and management reports.