I joined Distinct in the first three months – my background has always been in Finance and James and Arran were providing an opportunity to build a department from nothing and the promise to have Radio 2 on all day.
At Distinct, it’s about developing your strengths and running with it. In our department, we’ve each been allowed to take on responsibility of our own section. We’ve always been supported and developed. I’ve had management training, and for the first time, the Finance section is included in that progression.
Distinct had been trading for about a year when I joined. As the company grew, so did the temp employment side of the business and I have been able to take on the Temp payroll and move that manual process into a digital one, which has been great to take leadership of.
Ros and I were left to plan how we could see everything moving forward and we were able to voice it. The environment that James and Arran have created is un-like anywhere I’ve worked before, they’ve really broken the mould.
My role at Distinct is working within the Accounts team. I look after: credit control, issuing invoices, reconciliations, creating various reports spreadsheets, and other fun finance-based shenanigans.
We all genuinely care about how the company is doing - I don’t think anyone sees this as ‘just another job’. Although we don’t recruit in Finance, we still get just as excited by a new placement being made or when we hear about the future plans for the business!
I work within the Finance Team at Distinct as our Compliance Assistant. I’m in charge of all candidate compliance and onboarding of temps. I ensure that all new starters have a smooth experience when they are working with us, while also remaining legally compliant.
I joined Distinct in January 2021 – I had previously worked as an Accounts Assistant for another recruitment agency, before going on maternity leave in June 2019. Part of this role was to look after candidate compliance, as well as all other aspects of accounting.
I am really pleased to join as Finance Director at this key stage of growth for the company. The team at Distinct are so vibrant and friendly, which makes it such an enjoyable place to work. There is a strong ethos of ‘doing the right thing’ which can be seen in the relationships the team have with their clients and candidates.
My background is predominantly FPA & Business Partnering within Publishing, Education and Luxury Retail so I am looking forward to learning about the recruitment industry and using my knowledge to help the business flourish.