There are many benefits to working at VARtek. I enjoy working at VARtek because my work is valued and my efforts are acknowledged. I am given the opportunity to make changes and suggestions to our accounting practices. An example of this is when my boss left VARtek to pursue another career. Instead of the President simply replacing his role and finding a new manager, she instead asked me and the other Staff Accountant how we wanted to staff the department. Ultimately, the other Staff Accountant and I split our old manager's role and now we co-manage the department. This open communication provided me with a great opportunity to learn and expand my role with the company. My career continues to grow as I am now using part of the company provided professional development money to study for my CMA.
Working for a small business means there is a larger impact when one employee leaves the company or takes vacation. Since small businesses have fewer employees to absorb the workload, my hours jumped significantly from the time my old boss left until we found additional help (a few months). Even though it was a bit of a rough patch, I was compensated for my time and the President made me feel valued.