Meet Kurt Lang… He is one of the newest members to the Mosaic Digital Media team as our Financial & Legal Controller and we want to make sure that he was given a ‘proper’ introduction!
We sat down with him and asked some general question to help you get a better feel for who Kurt is and how he fits into the Mosaic landscape. So without further ado…
Hi Kurt, welcome to Mosaic Digital Media! How did the role come about, and what would you say the definition of your role is?
“I had resigned from a previous role due to rapid expansion. The position had changed from credit control to mainly customer service and income reviews which I did not want to do.
Phil had said a role was available at Mosaic if I was interested, which would have various tasks, including credit control.
However, he did tell me a little white lie when I asked if Warrington was a longer drive for me than Bolton had been in my previous role – he said ‘just a little’!
Currently, I would say that the definition of my role is a combination of credit control, legal recoveries and sales ledger.
The credit-control aspect involves calls to clients who usually make manual payments. There may be a query preventing payments being made. I would liaise with my colleagues to resolve any such issue.
The legal aspect involves dealing with clients that refuse to pay for our services with no valid reason, using the court system to pursue payment or judgement in our favour.
The sales ledger role involves generating regular monthly invoices to clients and ADHOC invoices for additional services and products.
Payments into the bank for our invoices are then matched by myself against the client’s accounts on our Sage accountancy system.”
How have you found life at Mosaic so far? Obviously, it’s very different circumstances to start a new job in…?
“I have found Mosaic to be a pleasant and friendly place to work – almost worth the drive!”
What would you say your most significant strengths are and why did you want to take up the position with Mosaic Digital Media?
“I would say my biggest strengths are adaptability and attention to detail. Phil made the role at Mosaic sound like a refreshing new challenge with other roles to be incorporated over time.”
You were familiar with Phil, our Finance Manager, before starting? How do you two know each other, and does it make it more comfortable starting a new job with a familiar face?
“I know Phil from when he was the accountant and investor/business partner of Compare Finance in Ramsbottom.
Phil and his business partner (that I knew previously) at Compare, had let me work part-time to earn some money and pay my mortgage, which was much appreciated!
Then they offered to make the job permanent, which was even more appreciated. Unfortunately, the business sadly found itself heading into liquidation. We both went us our separate ways but stayed in touch after enjoying a strong working relationship together.
It has made it easier to start a new job with a familiar face. I have also known Jon for several years as we both worked for a large insolvency company for quite some time in Bury.”