Interview with Samantha Ruddy our Finance Manager
OUR INTERVIEW WITH SAMANTHA, LEADING THE FINANCE TEAM WITH OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ACROSS A RANGE OF AREAS.
Why and how did you arrive at Mills?
I have been with Mills Corporation for just under 12 months, however, I have known Darryl for a number of years and was fortunate enough to be around when Mills Resources first started the business and watched as the business grew into what it is today. In the beginning, the company’s Payroll and Accounts department only required the need of an external bookkeeper along with Director to manage all accounting aspects of the business.
Mills Resources and with the introduction of Trusted Labour in the past year, has now doubled even tripled its client base and candidate numbers that the company now requires its own in-house accounts department.
I was fortunate enough to be available to offer my experience and expertise at the right time, to help manage the payroll and accounts department.
I offer over 20 years of accounting and finance experience. I have assisted the leadership group in developing regular financial reporting, budgets and strategies to assist with expanding the businesses to its full potential.
Why you chose or found yourself in recruitment?
I started my career in public practice accounting and then moved to private corporations managing accounting departments and expanding my knowledge in business strategy. I enjoy accounting, financial reporting and analysis, and have always worked in the professional business services sector, however, recruitment is a new area that I enjoy learning and adapting my skills set to.
What are the benefits and your requirements of working from home?
Mills Corporation has offered me the flexibility of working from home and from the office. This flexibility has allowed me the benefit of being available for my young family. As a mother of two boys, work life balance is extremely important and being able to do school runs and getting them to their constant sporting activities after school has been a major benefit to our family.
What are your values and ethics towards your line of work and the company you work for?
Respect, trust and integrity are all solid values that are strongly withheld in my line of work. These standards are very much in line with the values of Mills Corporation which makes working for Mills Corporation a well-aligned partnership.