Maud Buckle -Venue Audit Accounts Administrator
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. In just one year with the company, she has moved from working in our flagship venue As You Like It in Jesmond as bar supervisor, to a new and exciting role auditing the company accounts.
What’s been your favourite project you’ve worked on at Apartment Group?
When I was working in As You Like It, I really enjoyed being given the responsibility of training and developing our bar team members when they first joined the company. Even in just one of our venues I was able to work in a variety of capacities to hone my skills; from running cocktail masterclasses to serving in the dispense bar in our Mezzanine restaurant.
Also, since working in Head Office I’ve been given the incredibly important task of assessing and analysing our overhead contracts…I’d never done anything like that before and it’s great to be able to have something so business critical to work on.
What do you love most about your job?
I love how I am challenged technically on a daily basis. I’m well supported but often I will deal with financial information and it’s my job to spot the outliers and explain inconsistencies in the data, and help streamline processes.
When I first started in Head Office it was a bit like going back to Uni, I had to absorb so much information so quickly! But the experience has sharpened my mind and enriched my skill set. It’s been a steep learning curve and every day I’m developing as a professional.
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 huge Excel spreadsheets full of sales, stock and variance data in Head Office.
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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