Accountant, Elaine Wood
Following a varied and successful career in Banking with NatWest, based in London and the Home Counties I moved with my family to Norfolk. After an initial period of commuting to London daily I decided to find alternative employment nearer to home and signed onto the books of a Recruitment Agency.
Following on from a temporary placement at Brundle’s, a multi-franchise dealership in Tottenhill, I was taken on within the accounts department to support the new DMS system. Of the many challenges that I have undertaken in the pursuing years, this one was in particular a toughie, as I had no prior knowledge of Sales/Purchase/Vehicle ledgers at that time.
When Brundle acquired the Volkswagen franchise in King’s Lynn, a new site based in North Lynn was constructed; my application to be a part of this new team was successful and with only a few staff initially I was involved with all Accounts, Vehicle and General administration roles. Over the years since, as the franchise has grown, my role has developed to include preparing the monthly Accounts and completing Management Accounts reporting to Volkswagen.
Kings Lynn Volkswagen has seen a change of owners over the years and when its current owners, Marriott Motor Group, purchased the company they recognised the role that I undertook at the Dealership, they formalised my position as Dealer Accountant and I am proud to be a part of the Management Team here.