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A Day in the Life of our Galway Girl – Emma Fitzpatrick

Hi, my name is Emma. I’m 25 and my position at Creative Emporium is Accounts Assistant. I started my career at an accountancy practice in Wakefield where I served my four year apprenticeship to gain my AAT qualification in accounting. I then moved to a well know car retailer where I started as a Sales Ledger Clerk and was soon promoted to Assistant Accountant. I moved to Creative Emporium in August 2014.

My day to day responsibilities at Creative Emporium involve posting daily money from the bank, keeping our suppliers happy by making sure payments are on time, reconciling our purchase ledger and keeping up with the ever growing list of Sales Invoices. In addition to this I hold many monthly duties such as reconciling the credit card monthly spend and our petty cash.

I would say the most challenging part of my role is ensuring all proper accounting standards are met in our diverse way of working. We have clients from far and wide which means we have to deal with international transactions on a daily basis.

My favourite aspect of my job is that there is never a dull moment! There is always something that needs sorting out or doing which keeps me on my toes. One good thing about working at Creative Emporium is the huge range of products we offer to our clients, it means we can get involved in lots of different projects and it makes for exciting accounting (if you can believe that)!!

In my spare time I hold another job as Treasurer for my local social club. I am responsible for keeping all their books in order and of course how they spend their money! I enjoy spending time with my Husband and all our friends and family having gatherings usually with me being the host.

When I’m not out and about spending time with friends and family I like to sit down and enjoy a Will Ferrell film or two with a nice glass of wine. My favourite Will Ferrell film has to be Elf! My favourite song is Galway Girl by Steve Earle as it reminds me of my hen do last year in Dublin!

For next months ‘A Day in The Life’ blog, I nominate fitness fanatic and my fellow colleague over in Argon – Meredith.