They say you should always be nice to the Finance Team if you want your business to run smoothly. Well, lucky for us our new Finance & Payroll Manager, Sau Wong, is just lovely! Not only did she come to the office on her first day with a homemade cake for morning tea, she is also a very experienced finance whizz, ensuring the iknowho accounts are in safe hands.
Now that Sau has had time to settle in, I took some time out of her busy schedule for a chat about her role at iknowho.
Sau, prior to starting with iknowho, you worked in big and small businesses across multiple countries; tell us a little more about some of your experiences.
Yes, I actually feel really fortunate to have experienced working in a very wide range of businesses, from multinationals right down to non-profit organisations. I started my career as a Trainee Accountant at Deloitte in London, and since then I’ve worked in other finance teams across the UK, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. Over the years I’ve looked after the finances in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, leisure entertainment and travel-retail industries. I even looked after the books for the Girl Scouts when living in Singapore. Most recently I was the Finance Manager for a contemporary dance company in New Zealand; I like to say this was a childhood dream come true - to be part of a dance company - I'm still yet to get the staring role though!
So, what do you now do here at iknowho?
As part of the team at iknowho, my role is to look after everything finance related. So, if numbers are involved, I’ll be working on it. I’m also responsible for chasing candidate timesheets, and of course, making sure everyone gets paid on time.
And, what are you most enjoying about the role?
I’m always happy when all the timesheets are submitted and approved on time! However the things that I really love is the diversity of the role, and the flexibility it’s provided. Everything I use online is stored in the cloud, so I’m able to work from home when I need to. With 2 young daughters and a Toy Poodle, this is a blessing! The team is great fun and very down to earth too.
When you’re not looking after the accounts, what are we most likely to find you doing?
When I’m not at work, I’m kept very busy looking after my family, organising social events (I throw very good parties!), going to dance classes or baking yummy treats. My speciality is definitely cakes, but I also make very good Chinese dumplings from scratch.
Sau is our go-to person for all finance and payroll needs. If you need to speak to her about an invoice, your timesheet, or maybe even to share a delicious recipe, send her an email or call the office on 02 8925 9200.