15 questions with Susanne Bell, Finance Manager

Susanne Bell

Thank you Susanne for meeting up with us. Susanne, you are our Finance Manager and you joined the team in September 2019.

  1. Why did you get started in Finance?

I have always been interested in Finance. I started my career as a chef. After taking time out to get married and have my children, I decided to go to college and follow my dream.

  1. What do you enjoy the most about your job?

I like the diversity of my role. Every day is different. I get to go to work and work with both numbers and research! I get asked to do fun and exciting things and I get to work with a variety of talented people. Finding the best solution is very rewarding.

  1. What does a typical day look like?

Two days are never the same! I come in with a plan and then it gets thrown out of the window. It’s always fun when you get unexpected things to do!

  1. What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?

“Follow your dreams”. If you don’t like your job, change it!

  1. What is your toughest career challenge to date?

Maintaining a good work/life balance was challenging while going to college. I was taking care of my family, preparing for my exams and working full-time for 4 years!

  1. What does true leadership mean to you?

Giving people tools to work independently from their leader. Also, always treat everyone with respect.

  1. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Learn Irish so I could talk with my children who are fluent! They couldn’t talk behind my back anymore!

  1. What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?

I love the theatre, especially musicals.

  1. What would be three words to best describe you?

Stubborn, generous and fun

  1. If you could have any superpower what would it be?

The ability to read minds.

  1. What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?

Grease-my favourite. I watch it at least once every year.

  1. What is the first concert you attended?

Phantom of Opera

  1. What is on your bucket list?

I don’t have one. I just do what I feel like doing in the moment.

  1. What is the one thing, you can’t live without?

My fridge

  1. You’re happiest when?

When I’m successful, small and big wins are important.