This week we celebrate International Womens Day by taking a look at a week in the life of some of our female employees here at Atlas Copco.
8:30 am meeting with internal sales staff/ order handlers to discuss logistics and invoicing issues. This sets the pace for activities for the rest of the work week. Spent many hours during the day (on and off) responding to audit queries, speaking with external auditors and preparing statutory accounts. The Company is in the process of going through its statutory audit…a necessary evil! 12:00 pm meeting with the Project Team Manager to discuss progress, timing of projects and monthly reporting. This allows for a full review of the figures and provides an understanding for variances or unexpected changes in values to be reported.
Monthly meeting with the Finance Hub to discuss group reporting matters. Here, issues that need to be solved prior to month end reporting are discussed and agreement is reached as to the flow for the upcoming reporting process. Continued working on statutory accounts and responding to audit queries in addition to further preparation for month end reporting.
9:00 am meeting with SAP support to address SAP Master data issues. Aim of the meeting was to arrive at an action plan to update the system with all relevant information on customers and vendors so communication can be in a more effective manner. Meeting with external supplier to discuss Freight/ Customs. Putting plans in place so that subsequent to the Brexit transition period (ending 31.12.2020), there will be little or no disruption to the flow of goods for our customers and suppliers. Continued responding to audit queries, preparing statutory accounts and working on month end reporting.
Weekly wrap up meeting with internal sales staff/ order handlers to assess the activities of the week and address any arising or upcoming issues. Carrying out Day -1 group reporting activities. This involves reviewing stock, people management, accruals, prepayments (all jargon!) and other accounting activities.