Harriet Financial Accountant for E-Commerce
- Name: Harriet
- Job Title: Finance Graduate: Financial Accountant for E-Commerce
- University attended: Northumbria University
- Course studied at University: BA (Hons) Accounting
What is it like working for TJX Europe?
It’s great! I’ve never worked for a company before that was so suited to my personality type and values. The team are so friendly, and there’s always so much going on. I still have a lot of names to learn, but it has been so easy settling in! The Early Careers team were great at connecting all the new starters before we arrived, so I already feel that I have a network of friends who are all in the same position as me. My managers and team members are really supportive of my position, and always take time to check in with me (even if it’s just a five minute chat when we are all busy!).
I’m about to start my CIMA qualification, which will put me on the path to become a Chartered Management Accountant. This is something I have wanted to achieve for years, so the fact that TJX Europe will not only support this, but fund my studies and exams and give me time off to study is amazing. I’m currently part of the financial accounting team, but over the next three years I will move into different areas of finance, to help establish my strengths and weaknesses, and ultimately identify the best place in the business for me when I complete the scheme.
How much responsibility are you given?
Lots! Instead of spending weeks and weeks watching someone else work, I’ve been put straight into my tasks. I was a bit worried about this at first, but when I realised the support I would be getting from the whole team, there’s nothing that seems beyond my abilities. As well as that, everyone I have met is really open, so if there is anything I’m unsure of I know I can always go and ask.
What is a typical working day like?
I don’t really have a typical day! I can be visiting the distribution centre to discuss ecommerce with the team there, reviewing accruals and adjustments for the period, or helping produce figures for the trade meeting! As much as it is a cliché, my role is very varied, so there is always something different going on! A lot of people think that financial accounts is the same processes day after day, but I have a wide range of tasks, so every day is a little different to the last!