I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked what I do for a living, only to be greeted with glazed over eyes as the words “I’m an accountant” fall out of my mouth. I always felt the need to follow it up with: “but I’m a fun accountant!.” What does that even mean?
We’ve all heard the jokes.
Why did the accountant cross the road? To bore the people on the other side.
What do accountants do for fun? Add-up the telephone book!
But I beg to differ. Granted, being an accountant wasn’t written in the stars from an early age. In fact, I accidentally fell into this career whilst waiting for a placement on an Art History course at the age of 18. Yet almost 14 years on I have carved out a very successful career for myself from a subject that had to be one of my least favourite in school.
The truth is that I love investigation and problem solving, both of which are fundamental to financial performance and reporting. As a qualified MAAT and having worked in the education sector for some 10 years I started to actually feel like I was falling into the mundane life of an accountant.
Then I found S3.
It could not have come at a more exciting time; having just completed our most successful year-to-date and experienced significant growth over the last six months including two new offices, further expansion into England and 10 shiny new staff members, my feet have barely touched the ground, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
S3 is a diverse, fun and creative agency that pushes itself, its employees and most importantly its clients to new limits on a daily basis. The team attacks each campaign with the same explosive drive as it did the last.
Our recent Mr. Tom peanut bar campaign is a fantastic example of this; it was such an exciting and proud moment, seeing this huge national campaign come to life.
The whole team gets involved with brainstorming sessions, from the accounts team to the design team, our motto being “no idea is a bad idea”. It’s so great to finally work in such a creative environment and to understand the detailed processes and extensive research that goes into each and every advertising campaign.
#TeamS3 has helped me find my passion again and can help you find yours too. So contact us now and let us help you to BE BOLD!
And the next time I sense glazed over looks coming my way maybe I could remind people that Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones and Robert Plant, lead singer of Led Zeppelin, both trained as accountants before finding fame as two of the greatest rock legends of all time.
Boring? I think not.