At AQMetrics we have a highly skilled, experienced and diverse workforce with wide ranging backgrounds. Today, we introduce you to our Head of Finance, Tricia McGrath.
Describe your job in three words:
Interesting, varied and busy!
What are you working on right now?
As it’s the start of the month, I’m working on the Management Accounts for the CEO and the Board. Revenue recognition is the main thing to focus on at the start of any month. My favourite part of the role, meanwhile, is the forecast modeling, especially as the variables change so much with the company growing so fast.
What does a typical day look like?
I usually check the bank accounts and approve any expenses or invoices. I don’t have a typical day as it depends on the time of the month and what accounts are due. I usually work mornings and then a little in the afternoon at busier times in month.
How has your background helped with your role in AQMetrics?
I am a qualified accountant with over 20 years of financial services experience. I came second in Ireland in my final accountancy exams which showed me if I worked hard I could achieve things! I have worked part time for a number of years. You need to be organised and be very efficient with your time when you work part time. This helps greatly at AQ Metrics as we are a small team and many things pop up so it’s so important to make the best use of your time.
Best thing about working in AQMetrics?
As a SaaS company, the company is made up of a lot of developers and IT professionals, but I still feel really part of the team. This is down to the environment of the company. It’s been a challenging year with remote working but the management team has constantly come up with ideas to make everyone feel connected.
What websites do you visit the most?
The Irish Times and Facebook or Instagram – there is a really good lockdown group on Facebook with ideas to help entertain the children and yourself during lockdown.
Tell us something about yourself we don’t know.
I was the first female scout in my area as it was only boy scouts before a couple of girls joined! The most fun part was the Melvin competition which is like the All Ireland for scouts. Your troop needed to win the regional competition first before getting to the Melvin. We never won the overall Melvin but the fun was getting there!