Becky Ideh, Accountant, Jardine Motors Group
How long have you worked in the industry?
Just over 5 years and counting
What do you like best about your job?
I love the idea that I am able to have an impact on the growth/succession of a business; whether that is sowing a strategic seed and or advising or implementing a policy that aids and supports all at the dealership
What are your future goals?
Eventually, I would like to progress up in the world of finance- maybe a regional role.
What keeps you motivated?
Personally, I am motivated by the vision of the end goal, despite the challenges during the journey there. I love learning new things and finding a way to solve a problem, whether that is analyzing complex data in order to draw clear and simple conclusions.
Who do you turn to for advice or support?
I’m lucky to have several mentors within and
outside the industry that I can turn to for advice and support. Being young in the industry, having mentors have been instrumental to me navigating my way through each stage of my career- helping me spot both my strengths and areas of development to ensure the end result is as good as possible.
What’s the most important characteristic to have to work in your company?
JMG has a range of values such as; judgment, ownership, leadership and passion that are ingrained in its DNA. Personally the one that stands out for me is integrity as I feel it embodies all those values in one. With integrity there is wholeness achieved which allows you to make the best decisions possible, take responsibility for your pivotal role within JMG and ultimately molding you to be the best role model you can be.
If you could wind back the clock, what would you have done differently in your career?
No because the journey has been invaluable- there have lessons learnt that simply make me the woman I am today
What’s the funniest thing
that has happened at work?
On my first day at a new site, I had re-entered the site after closing hours to use the facilities before my journey home. Unbeknown to me lock-up had begun, which resulted in me setting off the security alarms much to the confusion of the site manager, who I was then stood behind via a locked glass door. Till this day I’m not sure which was funnier; me locked in the building despite the fact I had just waved everyone goodbye or the scared and confused expression on the Managers face when he turned around to find me waving frantically at him.
How would your best friend describe you?
My best friend would probably say that I am passionate, outgoing and always on the move looking for the next adventure.
If there is one thing you could change about yourself what would it be?
I would love to have more courage to take the leap of faith without doubting my ability