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Meet the team: Shane Fagan – Finance Assistant

For me, the most enjoyable part is the atmosphere and culture throughout the whole company, from top to bottom. Everyone is always so nice and welcoming.
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Shane Fagan

Finance Assistant

What does a day in the life of your role look like?

My role involves a range of tasks. I process deals that are booked throughout the day and forward the invoice to the customer. I collaborate with our Customer Success team, to review pricing and create invoices for upcoming renewals. Ensuring that all debtors are paid on time is an important task, which I look after. I do this while processing all our outgoing invoices and salary payments. A big part of my role is preparing the end of month management accounts for senior management.

What’s your team like?

I work within the Finance team. We are a small team, meaning we work closely with one another. We get on great with each other. We are regularly in contact. It’s super easy to reach out or ask questions. It is a great team to be a part of. I am constantly learning every day and receiving valuable advice.

What makes you enjoy working at VisibleThread?

“For me, the most enjoyable part is the atmosphere and culture throughout the whole company, from top to bottom. Everyone is always so nice and welcoming.”

As we are still quite a small company, you get to recognize and know everyone in the company. The all-hands meetings held every two weeks, or the coffee catchups make this possible.

Another big thing I like is the work-life balance VisibleThread offers with remote working. You always have time to shut off and concentrate on other hobbies.

How do you feel like your efforts are recognized?

VisibleThread always push me to learn and upskill. They are currently helping me to advance my education to go further in my accounting studies. My progress is continuously reviewed. VisibleThread recognizes hard work, which I find rewarding.

Any advice for people in your line of work?

Although I am still new in my line of work, my advice is to keep learning, and wanting to be better each day. Also never be afraid to ask questions no matter how silly they may seem.

Tell us something fun about you

I really enjoy sport, it’s a big part of my life. I like most sports, but my passion is Gaelic football, which I have played and watched all my life. I even have a season ticket for the Dublin GAA team. I go to nearly all the home and away matches each year, I can’t get enough of football! My other passion is traveling. I like to travel to as many new places as I can, to see a new city and culture.

A word from the Hiring Manager

Matt Whelan – Finance Manager

As Finance Manager, my goal is to build a team to support the company on its growth journey. Culture is a key area to success. We believe in an environment where people have every opportunity possible to thrive at their job.

Our finance team is a team of individuals with different personalities, different skill sets, and different goals. However, we are all aligned to the overall goal of the organization.

Data is key within the finance team. We strive to ensure that the data is up to date and accurate. This supports the decision-making process of the business. We embrace new ideas and are always looking to improve our current processes. Within the finance team, we have a structure and time in place to allow our team to grow and develop new skillsets required to be successful in their careers.