Get to know team Kloeber!
Here’s round three of our ‘Meet the team’ series, so you can get to know a bit more about team Kloeber! Last time, we caught up with our Technical Sales Consultant, Toby Zimmermann, and today we’re chatting to our Head of Finance and Strictly Come Dancing dreamer, Lynsey Wilson. Let’s drive straight in…
When did you start working with Kloeber?
I started as a consultant 1 day a week back in 2013, and then became a fully fledged employee from December 2016.
What does a day in the life of a Head of Finance look like?
My role is very broad so in any given day I can be speaking to the bank, our auditors or our insurers as well as preparing routine or ad hoc reports for my bosses Lee and Matt, and keeping an eye on my fantastic team of two.
What advice do you have for someone wanting to get into Finance?
It’s best to try and get work experience as well as studying towards an accountancy qualification to ensure success.
What’s been your career highlight so far?
Probably my first job outside of practice which was at TTPCom plc as I really did jump in at the deep end. I thought I knew it all as a 24-year-old, however quickly realised that going from practice to industry was a big change and how important it was to become a good manager of people as well as good at adding up!
If you could turn back time and restart your career, would you change anything?
I don’t think so I trained at one of the Big 4 accounting firms straight out of university which gave me a great insight into lots of companies and was a great foundation for the rest of my career which has encompassed listed PLC’s, venture capital backed start-ups, as well as Kloeber.
What would you do with 15 minutes of fame?
I would love to take part in Strictly Come Dancing.
If you could meet one person (dead or alive) who would it be?
Chris Evans the radio DJ.
What’s the one thing in life you couldn’t live without?
My Dolce Gusto coffee machine.
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
Don’t worry quite so much what other people think of you.
Tell us one thing that people aren’t likely to know about you?
I am an avid fan of the Radio 4 drama The Archers!