Maud Buckle

Maud Buckle - Trainee Management Accountant, Head Office

Maud’s journey with Apartment Group proves the group’s commitment to allowing anyone from any aspect of the business to truly fulfil their potential. She has moved from working in our flagship venue As You Like It in Jesmond as bar supervisor, to a new and exciting position within the finance department and was recently promoted to trainee management accountant.

  • March 2016 – Bartender (As You Like It)
  • May 2016 – Bar Supervisor (As You Like It)
  • December 2016 – Venue Audit Accounts Administrator (Head Office)
  • December 2017 – Trainee Management Accountant (Head Office)
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What’s been your favourite project you’ve worked on at Apartment Group?

Because I am very lucky to work in such a fast paced and interesting environment, I face new projects and challenges almost daily!

I’ve recently taken on the responsibility of organizing and overseeing the retrospective rebates contracts for all of our venues in the group. With the venues being strongly driven by wet sales, monitoring all the contracts simultaneously is a significant and complex task

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What do you love most about your job?

I love being given the chance to learn and grow as a young professional, I feel like my potential is being realized in my new role as a Trainee Management Accountant. As well as learning through my developing roles in the company, I am working towards passing a professional accountancy qualification. The company is supporting me as I work towards acquiring the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant’s certificate.

I also love that I can see how the provision of accurate financial information influences the decisions and actions of my colleagues, both in head office and in the venues, and how these decisions affect the business as a whole. I communicate daily with the venue managers to assist them in reporting meaningful and useful figures; we are always working towards more efficient and better practices!

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What makes Apartment Group different?

I don’t know any other company who would be able to offer such diversification. It’s particularly evident in my case; one week I was working in As You Like It, training staff and making drinks, and the next week I was formulating complex spreadsheets in excel and monitoring the gross profit performance of all the venues!

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Maud's Words of Wisdom...

Don’t ever be afraid to put yourself forward for something that you really want, throw yourself into the deep end and the company will make sure you keep afloat!

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