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Q&A with MA's Financial Controller – Rosie

16 March 2021

Meet Rosie – Mason Alexander's Financial Controller

We were delighted to catch up with Rosie, our Financial Controller here at Mason Alexander! Rosie brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from the fast-paced hospitality industry in both Ireland and New York!

Read more about Rosie here:

What did you want to do as a kid growing up?

It was a toss-up between a truck driver and a hairdresser! However once I got into secondary school I knew I wanted to be an accountant.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

Being from Wexford, it has to be strawberry picking. Especially when you working out in the rain, it was miserable!

What is your role MA?

I am the Financial Controller for MA. I work very much behind the scenes on the daily operations of the company. I also work closely with each of the teams setting out individual and team targets in order to achieve projections that we have for the company, and reporting on those results to the Board.

What’s your favourite thing about working at MA?

I was one of the first few people to start at MA remotely, and I had never previously worked from home so it was a huge change for me. However MA couldn’t do more to make the transition to the company seamless. The people at MA have made this job amazing; everyone is so friendly and helpful and even though I currently don’t share an office with anyone, I know I can just call them anytime for help, or even just for a chat.

Would you recommend MA to friends/colleagues? Why?

Definitely! Even though I don’t come from a recruiting background, I don’t feel uncomfortable about making suggestions or voicing my opinion on ideas. It’s an open forum at MA and everyone’s voice is as important as the next.

Can you recommend any habits that have helped your professional life?

Being organised. I live by lists, goals and deadlines. When I put these to paper with a timeframe as to when it needs to be completed, it gets me off to a good start each day.

What’s one thing that’s coming up in 2021 that you’re excited about?

As I only started with MA at the end of 2020 I am really excited to see what lies ahead this year for the company with the objectives that we have laid out. Also, since Covid 19 had a huge impact in 2020 I will be excited to get some normality back to our lives. It will be interesting to see how the relaxing of restrictions impacts the market and how long it will take for companies to get back to where they were pre Covid 19. 

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?

If the opportunity presents itself, I think everyone should try live abroad, even if it’s only for a few months, just to immerse yourself in another culture. It will change your perspective on the world and help you grow as a person.

What is the best advice you have ever received? What advice would you give to your younger self?

Don’t let anyone make you think that you are not good enough. You can be anything you want to be however you will have to work hard for it.