"The high level of skilled and talented people was surprising"

Who I am, what I do and when I started at Action

My name is Ibrahim Akhnikh, I’m the GL controller for France and I started at action in February, 2020.

The reason I chose to work at Action

I chose Action because it’s a young, dynamic and growing company with a lot of opportunities. Also, the office is close to home and Action offers a good compensation.

What surprised me the most when I started to work for Action

The high level of skilled and talented people as well as the continuous process of automation and process improvement.

Things I like best about my job

The variety of responsibilities (Payroll, costs versus budget analysis, month-end close, invoices coding check etc) the nice colleagues, Action’s flexibility and the big parking lot.

My biggest challenge

Keep improving the work processes. For example the daily tasks that can be improved, the cooperation with other departments when it comes to mutual interests. It’s challenging to improve things that are already almost optimal.

What’s the culture like?

I would describe the culture as to the point, informal, respectful and dynamic.

We are curious, can you tell us more about a typical day at work? And what is your main goal?

A typical day at work starts with a good cup of coffee :). I’ll just describe today, I’ll be preparing and reviewing the balance sheet reconciliations, I’ll be having the monthly meeting with AP and probably answering a bunch of email of various subjects (mostly payroll related).

What I love to do outside work

I love to read, bootcamp and discover new coffee places.

What do you advise future colleagues who are thinking of joining Action??

Action is a great place to learn and develop, it’s also a dynamic work environment where you need to be flexible since there are new processes and projects that may result in new way of working. It’s also very nice to work in a company that is this successful.

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