Maria Verónica de Mena

Associate

Who am I?

I’m an Analyst at the office in Madrid and I have been working in Accuracy since September 2011. I studied Business Administration, specialising in Accounting, at CUNEF University (Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros), after studying Industrial Engineering in Venezuela for more than two years (from where I had to move because of the country situation).

Maria Verónica de Mena

Associate

Why Accuracy?

I actually knew about the company because of a job forum, the Job Contact Week, which is annually celebrated at my university, and that caught my attention straight away due to the type of services offered and the company’s high potential.

Because of the company’s characteristics, not too big, while solid and having an international profile, and because of its opportunity for growth, I considered joining Accuracy which meant a great opportunity for both personal and professional development by participating in a wide variety of projects.

I must also say that noticing the team’s relatively low average age gave me a good impression considering  the work would be more dynamic. In addition, most of the team had previously worked in a “Big Four” entity gaining a lot of experience and becoming high professionals from who I considered I could learn a lot by working hand in hand with them.

Maria Verónica de Mena

Associate

My work

From the beginning I had the opportunity to participate in many interesting projects and to gradually assume more responsibility each time, so I believe my learning curve has been quite steep.

In the two years I have been working for Accuracy, I have taken part in mostly all areas of the business: from Litigation and Corporate Recovery projects for companies of all types, and even listed companies, to Joint Venture Audits for Oil & Gas, and Valuation.

Maria Verónica de Mena

Associate

My favourite project

The project I enjoyed the most was a Joint Venture Audit of an oil well in Bogota (Colombia), for which we had to analyse the reasonableness and correct allocation of all costs relating to all operations of the well.

I chose this Audit as my favorite as, despite the fact of having grown up in an oil producing country (Venezuela), I did not know about the financial perspective of this complex and rapidly changing world, which in the end became pretty interesting and amusing. Moreover, I had the opportunity to work for three weeks with colleagues from Accuracy Madrid in the offices of one of our clients and the ones of the oil well’s Operator, both important worldwide players in the Oil & Gas sector.

I must say it is true that this type of work requires additional effort due to the fact of being abroad and the difficulty of the project itself, but this is certainly what lets you professionally improve, acquire specific knowledge of the Oil and Gas sector and develop team building with your colleagues which I consider key in our company.

Maria Verónica de Mena

Associate

My advice to candidates

When initiating the work career, we must bear in mind the importance of having a positive attitude assuming new challenges and always willing to widen our knowledge and expertise as these will guide our professional career.

Additionally mention that being in a highly competitive environment means the company’s human capital had to develop high quality financial methodologies, in order to guarantee the client the best and most accurate possible solutions to the problems they face. Therefore, in my opinion, Accuracy offers its employees the possibility of an interesting career development in the world of financial consulting, with the extra motivation by working in a young, multicultural and dynamic environment, with a strong opportunity for growth.

Maria Verónica de Mena

Associate

Anything to add?

I strongly believe that the international nature and the high multiculturalism of the firm significantly affects its opportunity for growth. Particularly, the team located in the office of Madrid is composed by professionals from different parts of world, besides Spain, like France, Portugal, Brazil, Venezuela, United States, Russia ...

Furthermore, all the Accuracy offices worldwide, annually hold seminars by which we all meet in one place and participate in training courses, as well as sports and other leisure activities which helps strengthen team building, which is key in the philosophy of the firm.

 

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