It’s Monday, October 17, 2022: Nora Gunske, Accounting Manager, is sitting in the conference room of the headquarters in Hamburg. She is answering questions about her work career, her training company and how she developed into an important organ of AGT Bus- & Eventlogistik.
Interviewer: Thank you Nora for taking the time today. Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Nora: My name is Nora Gunske, I grew up near Hamburg and still live there today. I am 27 years old, have a daughter and AGT is my training company.
Interviewer: Since when have you been a part of AGT Bus & Event Logistics?
Nora: I started my training as an office management assistant at the subsidiary and training company, Hamburg Citytours, at the beginning of 2017. My training lasted two and a half years, which I was fortunately able to shorten by half a year. In 2019, I moved to the accounting department, to the authorized signatory and department head Lizaveta Casper. Here I completed my training with a focus on financial accounting at the beginning of 2020. I used the corona time for further training as a payroll accountant, which I successfully completed within 5 months. Since then, I have been part of the same team and am very happy with my current position as Accounting Manager.
Interviewer: An admirable achievement! What are your activities in accounting?
Nora: Nora: My tasks vary on a daily basis. Generally, I check the invoices that our sales staff have prepared for accuracy. If they have been processed correctly, I sign them off and give the sales staff a release. Incoming and outgoing invoices are posted by me and various payments are made. Accounting for the subsidiaries in Austria and the Netherlands is also part of my job. In addition, I manage the company’s credit cards and those of the company’s management.
Interviewer: Many people find working in accounting monotonous. How would you describe the work?
Nora: I admit, some tasks can become monotonous, such as posting invoices. However, there are still varied tasks in accounting, such as creating key figures for the supplier and partner companies. Based on these important key figures, each company can be better analyzed and evaluated by us. We also have a lot of contact with tax agencies and we take care of controlling. This includes the collection, evaluation, analysis and aggregation of accounting. As you can see, many areas fall within the mandatory scope of accounting. Therefore, I don’t think the job is monotonous.
Interviewer: That sounds like a lot of exciting and important tasks. What do you enjoy most about this career field?
Nora: Honestly? That I know a lot of internal information about the company and am entrusted with a lot. This makes working out a company valuation easier and therefore the most fun. I also prefer everything related to salaries: from checking commission statements to recording hours for payroll, everything fascinates me.
Interviewer: Do you have any tips for people interested in financial accounting or AGT as a training company?
Nora: Don’t be put off by the fact that it seems monotonous and dry! *Nora laughs*. We have a lot of fun in accounting, even if it doesn’t seem like it. We are a really cool team and company.
Interviewer: Nora, my last and most important question: What do you wish for your future path at AGT Bus- & Eventlogistik and where do you see yourself in five years?
Nora: I wish that I may continue to develop as I was allowed to do in the previous years. I am very grateful to AGT for this. In five years, I see myself with my bachelor’s degree. It has to go on and on! *Nora laughs*.
Interviewer: You have always developed and challenged yourself in your career. You can be proud of yourself. Dear Nora, thank you for taking the time to share your success story with your training company.
As a training company, AGT Bus- & Eventlogistik strives to promote its trainees every day and to make overachievers out of them. Why Janina Winkler and Deborah Neumann also think that AGT Bus- & Eventlogistik is one of the best training companies in Hamburg, can be found in our Busworld.
See you soon and have a safe trip!