As a division controller for a construction company I'm a financial officer responsible for certain aspects of the firm's internal financial management. My main duties include preparing monthly business reports, financial statements and other ad hoc reports as ordered by senior management. The reports might forecast the firm's financial situation in anticipation of an upcoming project. Other work includes overseeing the auditing, accounting and budgeting activities. I report to the corporate controller, chief financial officer and the business management of my divisions.
I start around 8:30 in the morning and usually work 8-9 hours. A typical day includes drafting 3-4 different reports for business management. Twice a month I attend to a video conference call where we update the status and forecasts of ongoing projects. I collect information from our different databases , ERP, and through conversations via email or phone.
I get to participate in various challenging tasks and learn a lot all the time. Also, I'm able to apply many of the theories/frameworks studied in the university when solving the daily tasks. Even though the job includes monthly/quarterly/yearly routines,it has a high degree of freedom and independency.
Sometimes I need to work in a tight schedule and it's important to get the work done.
Studying accounting//finance, getting work experience.