For Learning at Work Week, the Focus7 Operations team summarised their learnings in the form of a poem which – we hope you agree – is pretty ingenious!
So here I am leading Focus7’s Op Team
How did I get here, living my dream
Leona is F7 Ops number 1
Leads from the front and knows how to have fun
I’m next in line, I manage my staff
Expecting high standards and still with a laugh
I’m a solver of problems, I have one to ones
A good team meeting I never will shun
I deal with recruitment, do job interviews
Meet different people with a variety of views
Training and payroll, sort out pensions I will
I’ve got lots of talents and I pay the bills
But I couldn’t do it without a great team
Carry on reading, you’ll know what I mean
About the role of an Executive Assistant
I always need to be consistent
Whether its holiday requests or coffee making
I even do the minute taking
Purchase orders are top priority
Getting them signed off by the correct authority
The diaries always give me a headache
Stuffed up with meetings so full they might break
My favourite part is the IT issues
There may be a few tears, pass me the tissues
Of course, have no fear at the end of the day
Draig’s water bowl’s filled before I go on my way!
Hi, I’m Sharon the Finance Manager
I make sure day to day we keep ourselves out of danger
I strive to keep Her Majesty’s Revenue happy
By submitting PAYE and VAT returns pretty snappy
I love monthly sales graphs in the form of a chart
This hopefully makes the sales team look very smart
Running month end reports for our asset depreciation
Is one way to learn the value of their true appreciation
Processing accruals and prepayments for month end reports,
Reflects correct costs so that nothing distorts
I check expense claims, invoices are processed,
This to ensure all monthly costs are addressed
Each year we prepare a budget for expenses and income,
So we can plan for another great year to come!
My name is Siu May, are you all okay?
See me, I do the greetings and servicing of meetings
And when you’re resting, I’m doing our email testing
Please don’t forget to give me your expenses honey,
So I can give you back some of your hard earned money
When you get a chance take a look, at our staff handbook
And my favourite job… is walking the DOG!
This is the life in the role of a Finance Assistant
I’ll chase you for our money, I will be persistent!
I do love a Customer Invoice Request
But getting these bad boys can be a test
Learning new things I can take to quite well
Unless you want to know about cash flow, then give Sharon a bell!
To name a few that I can actually do –
Expenses, Invoicing and Purchase Orders too
Working for the Ops team is dandy and swell
We’re a strong bunch of girls and get on so well
Let’s be honest, my true superpower
Is not just being able to drink 20 shots in an hour
Because when it comes to good old Xero
I’m Focus7’s superhero!
Siu May Cheung