British Corner Shop Meets: Sylwia Prorok, Finance Assistant
Q1: Hello! Please introduce yourself and what your role is here at British Corner Shop? Hi! I’m Sylwia (pronounced Sylvia) and I work as a Finance Assistant
Q1: Hello! Please introduce yourself and what your role is here at British Corner Shop?
Hi! I’m Sylwia (pronounced Sylvia) and I work as a Finance Assistant. I only joined British Corner Shop five months ago, but it feels longer – time goes quick when you have fun 😉.
Q2: How did you end up doing what you are today?
It all began in Poland where I studied English as a foreign language and deep down wanted to be able to use it in my everyday life. After I’d completed my bachelor’s degree, I moved to England – even though it was never on my list of places to go, I am happy I did it! I wasn’t sure what career path to choose until one of my managers introduced me to accounts and I decided to study it. Earlier this year I joined British Corner Shop with hope for a challenge and I have not been disappointed.
Q3: Describe what a typical day at British Corner Shop looks like to you?
The Finance Assistant makes sure all transactions made within the company are accounted for, suppliers/bills paid, and banks reconciled. I look after the accounts team inbox and deal with any queries from other employees, suppliers etc. If you have an invoice to be paid or expenses to be claimed – I’m your person.
Also, I help with some reporting as required. As the team is quite new, we try to introduce new processes to make our job easier and more efficient. There is still lots of work ahead, but we are on a good path.
Q4: What’s the best part about working for the company?
The people! It is amazing how everyone is so friendly, approachable and passionate about their job.
Q5: Lastly, what would your desert island Brit food saviour be and why?
My Brit saviour must be a pack of Maltesers – they are light, crunchy and chocolatey. You can eat them in many ways – bite in half, eat whole, throw to your mouth (if you can catch them) – they are so fun to eat.