Meet the Team- Accounts Assistant Amazing Igboanugo
In the latest edition of Meet the Team we speak to Accounts Assistant Amazing Igboanugo, who talks to us about her previous experience and what she enjoys at Nant.
How long have you worked for Nant? 3 months
What are the main responsibilities in your role?
I ensure that expenses coming into the business are paid on time and keep accurate records of all goods and services invoiced by Nant.
On a normal day I start the day by going onto the Regul8 software and look at the jobs that have been completed so I know which customers need invoicing. I will then chase overdue debts and understand when payments will be made.
It gets busier towards the end of the month as we process monthly summary for some clients, employee payroll and ensure our suppliers are paid on time too.
What can be the most challenging parts of the job? How do you address these challenges?
Chasing outstanding invoices. You need to be patient and have good communication skills!
When we chase debts, we need to be able to understand why the customer hasn’t paid and what their plan is going forward. We have a system called Regul8 which flags up outstanding debts and from here we can record all conversations and notes relating to the account.
What qualifications or training do you draw upon in the role?
When I joined Nant, I received Regul8 training as I hadn’t used this programme before. I also received advanced Microsoft Excel training too.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Economics and Administration in the Republic of Benin, West Africa. I’m currently training to be a chartered accountant through Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), I’m hoping to be qualified in two years and then I’ll complete my master’s in accounting.
What jobs did you have before you joined Nant?
I worked for 10 months at KBM Chartered Certified Accountant in Birmingham as a Trainee Accountant. I then joined the Wolverhampton Women and Families Resource Centre as a volunteer Administrator. As I have an accounting background, I began supporting them with their accounts and was employed as a Finance Administrator.
The centre is a charity who support women and their families going through challenges in their life. The charity provides emotional support as well as counselling, food and clothes. Working in the accounts team I was responsible for ensuring all money in and out of the centre was accounted for, including any government funding.
I also worked for NHS Test and Trace during my time at the Women and Families Resource Centre.
What do you enjoy about working for Nant?
The team. Nant has an amazing team of people. The team members are like minded individuals working towards greatness. Everyone is inspiring.
I also enjoy my duties as an account assistant.
What is the work-related accomplishment in your career to date that you are most proud of?
When I worked at the Women and Families Resource Centre, we had some of our funding cut and needed to think of ways to generate revenue. We came up with the idea of opening a charity shop and it was a success! It’s still open now and whenever I go past, it makes me smile to think I was behind the creation of the shop.
What is the best bit of advice you would give somebody starting at Nant?
Nant is a good place to work. You can learn, work as a team, and ask for help if needed. It’s a very supportive place to work.
What are your interests outside of work?
I sing in the church choir.
I also love to motivate people and help in any way that I can.
Tell us something nobody would know about you?
I was close to joining the Nigerian Air Force in an accountancy role after university. Back home I attended an Air Force Primary and Secondary School