Shirley Wang | Employee Spotlight
In this month’s employee spotlight we talk to Shirley Wang, a Financial Accountant in our London office.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I was born and raised in a small city in south-east China called Shangrao. Aged 20, I moved to Liverpool to complete my undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance. My first 6 months there were rather challenging as it was hard to understand my lecturers accents!
I enjoy keeping fit by going to the gym and attending LoopMe’s ‘Yoga Thursday’ classes. I’m also a self-confessed ‘foodie’ and enjoy cooking because the best food always comes from the kitchen at home.
Why did you decide to join LoopMe?
I joined LoopMe in early 2015, we were still at a very early stage and we didn’t even have a proper accounting department. I knew it was an amazing opportunity for me to get to know what its like to work in the UK and gain a lot of hands-on, practical experience. It also opened my eyes to the world of advertising and marketing which is a really exciting industry to be in.
What’s your job role and day to day responsibilities?
I am a Financial Accountant so my day to day responsibilities vary greatly depending on the time of the month. Our work within the finance team requires a great deal of attention to detail, involving anything from reconciling the company’s revenue to payroll and expenses.
We try our best to stay on top of everything and also help the business to make the right decisions based on analysis. I’ve always loved working with numbers because they are predictable and reliable.
What’s been the best moment at LoopMe?
The best moment I’ve had in LoopMe so far has to be when we celebrated Oktoberfest in the office. Somehow I was convinced to put on a Fraulein costume! It was great fun with amazing hot dogs and lots of beer.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
In primary school, I was unusually tall for my age. At one point I took Latin dancing classes and was made to tie my hair up and be the man!