Kickstarting Careers – Vera Kononova

Vera Kononova had just graduated from Nottingham Trent University with an Accounting & Finance degree and no previous work experience in the field when she was introduced to the Kickstart programme, which looked like a fantastic opportunity for young people like herself to gain the relevant work experience needed to start a career.

Vera explained: “I settled into RML quickly, everyone was very welcoming and friendly and made it a pleasant experience. As a Kickstarter, I got to work in different areas of finance including Purchase and Sales Ledger to really get an understanding of how everything is pulled together. I am now mainly focusing on Management Accounts with Anthony, our Management Accountant, assisting him with month end close, as well as getting to do some work with Mihaela, our Financial Controller, working through the cash flow and doing bank reconciliations.”

She continued: “The six month placement flew by very quickly and I developed a lot of transferrable skills and personal attributes from the programme. We have a great finance team where everyone is supportive of each other, and I am looking forward to my future at RML.”

Vera is currently a registered ACCA student and will be starting an apprenticeship in October to finish her studies, with hopes of becoming a chartered accountant in two years time.

In her spare time she enjoys cooking and spending time with friends, family and her cat.

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