Exciting work as part of a growing company
Controller in 1978, Secretary/Treasurer in 1987 (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – February 17, 2013
I began work at Seneca Corporation when the company was only 6 years old & sales were around $3M annually. Sales were around $24M when I left in 1990. As part of a growing company, I was involved daily as an integral part of setting up new policies & processes, in establishing the company's retirement plans, in establishing & maintaining banking relationships, in constantly monitoring all the company's insurance plans, in overseeing the accounting processes including preparation of all work papers for the annual certified audit. My college work had been directed at a degree in Marketing, but I soon found that Finance & Accounting was where I wanted to concentrate my efforts. Seneca is where I received most of my exposure to what became my career path. Management & ownership of the company was made up of a group of young & agressive types which made the overall experience very exciting. The hardest part of the job & also the most rewarding part of the job was keeping pace with the fast pace of change that took place as the company grew. The most enjoyable part of the job was having involvment in all phases of the operation as the company grew.
dynamic work atmosphere, great educational experience