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Life at Atos: Zane

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Zane works in the finance team for the Business & Platform Solutions division of the business. He discusses why he chose to apply to Atos, his first impressions of the role and what he gets up to day-to-day.

Why did you choose Atos?

After attending a few careers events run by Atos on campus, I was excited by what they were offering and by the rate of their growth. I wanted to start my career with a multinational giant and felt that I would fit in well at Atos, because our beliefs and values align. Atos have also been able to sponsor me to complete my CIMA accountancy qualification.

What surprised you most when you started at Atos?

The managers and other graduates are very supportive and there is always someone to turn you if you are struggling or just in need of a boost. The friendly nature of the employees is really refreshing – everyone genuinely wants you to do well.

A typical day

I start by identifying my priorities for the day. I usually have a daily call to review order to cash requests, as I was keen to become an order to cash champion. This objective has exposed me to many colleagues in different areas of the business, helping me to understand how everyone works together.

Our daily team meeting each morning is a good opportunity to review our key focus for the week or raise any concerns, and see what other team members are working on – and of course whether you can help them, or vice-versa. After catching up with colleagues over lunch, I post journals by account – all the financial transactions on an account, to ensure all costs are accurately reflected on reports. I check my emails to see if any urgent requests have come in from the management team.

In the afternoon, I meet with the financial controller for our division, to review the headcount reports I’ve produced. We review any staffing transfers in or out of the division, monitoring our overall resources, and ensuring the business’ accrual forecasts are accurate, to cover staffing costs. If it’s the end of the month, we might have some urgent meetings that crop up late in the day. I then head home, where I catch up on my CIMA studies, ready for my forthcoming exams.

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