What year did you join Input interior?
It was 2014.
What are you working on right now?
Just now our operation in Finland is what’s keeping me busy. I’m responsible for their invoices and handling all their finance-related issues.
What else do you do on working days?
I work as a financial assistant on both the client and supplier side. What’s interesting for us in the financial department is that everyone can do almost everything, so we have scope for our work to be very wide-ranging. When I first started, my primary task was supplier invoice management and ensuring that invoices were entered in the system. Now things have moved on and my areas of responsibility have expanded, meaning that I also get to work on the client side and with our operation in Finland.
And when you are not at work?
I like exercising, I mostly go to a variety of classes. And I think it’s really great to try out new restaurants, but I also enjoy watching TV, or just hanging out with friends and family.
What did you do before?
I studied for 4 years at the School of Economics, covering economics, logistics and marketing. I also spent some time working in shops, including a clothing shop in Gällstad, where I come from. Input interior is my first job within the field I studied for.
How did you end up here?
A bit by chance perhaps. I applied for a number of jobs within finance after my degree, and I like interior design, you see, so I looked around for what jobs were available within the interior design industry. I saw this post on Input interior’s website and it was both interior design and finance, so it was perfect!
Have there been any memorable moments at work?
Just after I joined I took part in the derby – it’s a tournament we hold every year between companies and this time it was boules. I had only been working here for a few months and everyone at the office took the bus down to Malmö. We didn’t win the tournament, but I remember that there was a really great atmosphere and I thought ‘what a fun company’.
What is the hardest thing about your job?
The hardest thing is fitting everything in. It’s great that we get to do so much, but sometimes things crop up that you would like to be able to devote more time to. It’s also a challenge to work with new markets and get to know their rules and regulations for management of invoices and so on.
What’s the best thing about it?
The best thing is the variety. We work with all the companies in the Input interior group, and so there is scope for working a little within each area. You learn new things and are constantly developing. Work here is never boring, every day goes by incredibly fast. I have been here for four years now, and I have never once thought ‘oh god, how tedious to have to go to work tomorrow’.