Sunday, May 06, 2007

Back to work ...

I mentioned in my April 12 of 12 post that I had been laid off of my new temporary-to-hire position after two months - and also, that I received a formal job offer from a firm that I was with for seven years up until about a year and a half ago. I accepted their offer and am starting my new position with them tomorrow.

My new role is as an accounting manager, with emphasis on building and mentoring one area of the department - about six people in both Seattle and in Columbus, Ohio. I'm replacing the previous manager, but the role is being tailored a bit to ensure the success of the department (the previous job description was a bit aggressive in its scope) and to concentrate on my strengths.

After my job-hunting disappointments of the past six months or so, this position is, of course, an ego boost. And more than that, it's exactly the kind of role that I've wanted to be in for a long time. Specifically, I

"will be responsible for supervising, training and mentoring staff, recommending and implementing best practices, and communicating with individuals both within and outside the firm regarding policy and process".

The offer letter also said,

"This highly-visible function is vital to the reputation and governance of the firm and the satisfaction of its employees, and we feel your experience and personal style will be instrumental in taking this area to a new level."

How could I not be excited and flattered? It took a lot of thinking on my part to be sure that I wasn't considering the position solely based on comfort level, but I know that's not the case. They've truly made great efforts and strides in building and focusing the department into something positive and proactive, and knowing the firm and the people already makes the learning curve easier - so I can dive into my new role sooner.

So there. A little self-promoting and attention-whorism on my part, but hey - that's what I need tonight. Wish me luck, kids.

7 comments:

Lewis said...

I am so sorry....but I was out of town on April 12 and totally missed this not-so-good news. I'm wishing you brighter days ahead.

LSL said...

Yay! You don't need luck, but I'll wish it for you anyway. You are going to do great! I'm glad you posted those quotes from the offer letter - I love your new role! It sounds like it has potential to be really fun and challenging (challenging in good ways.) Yay! Have a great day tomorrow - wear your power tie (is it a corporate environment? If not, wear your power underwear :>) and have fun. Can't wait to hear about how it goes.

Michael said...

Self-promotion and attention whoring? Nonsense! You earned this and you deserve to bask in the glory for a while. Congratulations! I'm really happy for you, this sounds like a perfect fit.

Scott said...

Good luck, Matt! You'll do great!

johnmichael said...

Good luck!!

CondoBlogger said...

Great news! You'll be awesome! Will you get to travel?

jo said...

Does this mean you might be visiting the Columbus/Chicago area every once in a while? (OK, so there is a bit of a distance between Chicago & Columbus, but you can't blame me for trying!)