| 7th April 2015
We sat down with our Financial Controller, Manoj Jain, to find out more about what a typical day is like for the man in charge of the money at Blue Latitude Health:
On a normal day I wake up at 6.30am.
If I’m not up by 6.30am then I have a backup plan i.e. my kids. They wake me up even if I don’t want to.
I catch a bus then 10 mins of walk before I catch a train and another 10 mins walk before I reach office. During my commute on the train (not tube) I get the chance to read/reply to my emails.
My target is to reach the office 30 mins before it starts i.e. 9am and most days I do achieve that only if my bus or train is not delayed.
I plan for the day, as I have already picked up my emails on route and if there is anything urgent that needs to be done. So the first thing is to make a priority list for the day.
My day varies depending on various things. It depends on, if I have a board meeting, monthly accounts, payroll, quarter ends, year-end accounts to be prepared in that week. Sometimes it is based on the urgent queries by the employees/Directors on any given day.
It's rare that I listen to any music at work but as and when I do it probably is U2 or Bollywood.
I never have any specific lunch time so I go out as well as eat in the office depending on the work load.
Would love to bring lunch from home but I buy at the moment.
Check the list of priority and tick off what had been done. It make me happy if I can tick off most of my list which is rare.
The best part of the job is that nothing is typical. Depending on the type of work or colleague /Director queries I might have or get in the day can vary.
Getting Interrupted by colleagues or clients over matters that can most probably wait but they may want it sorted there and then.
With family (incl two kids) and going to the gym.
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Manoj has over 12 years accounting experience and is ACCA certified. In the last two years he has been involved in management information reporting to the Board of Directors, as well as an internal project, involving a large scale audit. Outside of work, Manoj is a keen sports fan, and you may find him at the gym or getting involved in one of his many beloved sports.
| 13th April 2017
Co-founder and Managing Director Martin Brass will join a panel of industry speakers at the PM Society event ‘Maximising the agency and procurement relationship in pharma’ on 25th April at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.