With more employees, the tasks of our administration and accounting also grow. This is exactly where Birgit supports our team. Find out more about her role and about working at Raidboxes.
Raidboxes continues to grow - be part of it
Birgit, what exactly are your duties?
Among other things, I am gradually taking over administrative work that was previously the responsibility of my colleagues. For example, the annual financial statements or accounting. At the same time, I'm taking care of issues such as process optimization and personnel management - in collaboration with the HR team (Human Resources).
This combination is exactly my thing. My vocation is accounting, clean financial statements are my goal. And if the employees are happy, I'm happy too.
The familiarisation with Raidboxes
How was the training for you? The information there is very extensive...
The induction was great! Johannes gave me great support and showed me a lot - with an admirable calmness. Of course, a lot of things came rushing at me. Above all, I found it exciting what is technically possible today. For example, onboarding (training) via video and chat with employees in the home office or the documentation of all processes.
I got background information from Johannes and Ariane in many conversations. This was very helpful to see and understand Raidboxes as a whole.
Where and what did you work before joining Raidboxes ?
With over 30 years in my profession, that's going to be a long list... I've never done anything professionally other than accounting - which I find crazy exciting. I've also always worked in the private sector, in small and medium-sized companies.
There I was responsible for everything as an accountant, including controlling, personnel, wages, etc. I worked in South Africa and after my return I changed to companies with international orientation in the Düsseldorf area because of the English language.
Why did you decide to go to Raidboxes ?
What "grabbed" me about the job ad was definitely the motto of Raidboxes "Be free and wild and creative!". That's what made the ad so interesting. And then I took a look at the website. Everything fit there:
- The sustainable approach including the tree planting campaign - which I think is totally great and important.
- A young dynamic team
- The lived corporate philosophy
And so I applied. In the end, it also played a big role that I have the opportunity to work from my home office.
What is your first impression of Raidboxes and the team?
The team is young, dynamic, thoughtful, unconventional and nice. I definitely have the impression that here really also irre competent young people with a very good management work together extremely effectively.
Many words from IT are still "Bohemian villages" for me - that's why I'm an accountant. But my ambition is awakened and everything is explained to me very well, especially the different contexts. I received a very open and warm welcome. So I can understand why people like working at Raidboxes\. The team fits, the office is modern. The team fits, the office is modern, the business philosophy is implemented on all sides... Great!
You bring a lot of professional experience with you. What is it like for you to work in a young team?
Absolutely exciting! I think new impulses and impressions are great and I'm very open. The advantages are clear - I've never worked in a company that is so structured and yet thinks along with me. For example, everything is documented, as are the events and benefits for employees. Also the flow of meetings is well thought out. High praise at this point. A challenge and an advantage at the same time is that my IT skills are getting a real boost.
You work partly in a home office. How do you stay focused there?
I will have my normal daily work routine. Since the office is not in my apartment and I have to walk 250 meters to my house, I will not be distracted. Generally, I can focus and concentrate anywhere.
I like to work in a team, but I also love to work alone in my "little room". I have to be organized and structured in my job, and even a home office doesn't change that. And at least twice a week I'm in Münster, which I look forward to.
What do you like to do when you are not working for Raidboxes ?
Not working for Raidboxes is relative - my head is full of ideas... But otherwise I "work" as a volunteer for a debtor family help association. Or I visit grannies in an old people's home, with my "visiting dog" Enzo - a Landseer male. Currently, unfortunately, interrupted by Corona. I have been training Enzo as a water rescue dog for two years. Besides that there are the horses and I drive a carriage.