In our section: ’employee in the spotlight’ we like to show which people are behind our organisation. Every day, Archive-IT is committed to supporting organisations in the transition from a paper to a digital working environment. In addition, software is being developed to guarantee safe, digital accessibility. But who does what? And what are the motives of the Archive-IT team? Time for a look behind the scenes. This time, Jolanda Corstjens is in the spotlight. We would like to introduce Jolanda to you!
Jolanda, how did you end up at Archive-IT and what did you do before?
“I started in banking after my training. After that I gained more than 20 years of experience in the world of Finance & Control. From setting up financial administrations, cash flow management, tax returns to annual accounts and automating contract invoicing. I mainly gained this broad knowledge development at a business IT service provider. In that respect, the business in which Archive-IT operates is known and trusted to me. I have also worked in other sectors such as Management Consultancy, Administrative Office and the Construction Industry. But I feel at home in the IT sector. A year ago Archive-IT released a position for Controller that had to be filled. I was approached by a former colleague for this beautifully challenging position at a beautifully enterprising company. A nice challenge! We are now a year on and I really like it!”
Can you tell us more about your position at Archive-IT?
“At Archive-IT I can apply all the experience I have gained to a wide range of financial activities. From the complete financial administration and tax returns to process improvement. I check whether everything with regard to the finances is going well and whether all the documents supplied are complete so that the entries and financial processing are correct and on time. With process improvement I analyse whether certain processes are going well. It is then my job to improve processes so that we can make optimisations. This takes place, for example, in the areas of budgeting, purchasing and so on. In fact, everything that has to do with figures. I am also closely involved in our foreign branches and naturally work a lot with our non-Dutch-speaking colleagues on the financial side.”
What does your average working day look like?
“My working days are quite varied. I never do the same thing every day. I talk to different colleagues from different departments to answer questions or solve problems. In addition to internal conversations, I also have regular contact with external parties. Think of accountants or insurers. Of course, I make sure that payments are made in the right way at the right time. In addition, I am in close contact with the management about Archive-IT’s financial situation and I analyse expenditures and income.”
Nice to know: Jolanda has always wanted to work abroad with people from other cultures. Her preference would then go to a warm country like Portugal or Italy.
Where do you get satisfaction during your work?
“I derive satisfaction from work that contributes to the well-being of the organisation. For example, if I have been able to contribute to process improvement or efficiency improvements, that gives me satisfaction and gives me a lot of energy.”