Do everything you do to the best of your ability.
As a single Mom, Rose fully understands the meaning of work-life balance. “Noble is family-oriented,” says Rose. She values the flexibility available to her when she needs to occasionally adjust her start time at work or bring her two girls into the office. Rose adds, “The work is hard, but Noble can be very accommodating.”
Rose has worked for four years in the accounting department where she primarily processes invoices. “I love the work. It’s similar to data entry,” she remarks.
Accounts Payable is like a family within a family. It’s a close-knit group. Rose respects her department head for her ability to ‘keep it real’ and not micro-manage situations. Rose enjoys the freedom to do her work within the guidelines set by her department. She works with three co-workers and enjoys sharing the workload – backing each other up when necessary.
When Rose reflects on the vital role of accounts payable to Noble, she comments, “Timely payments keep things running smoothly. We aim to avoid issues with credit limits or delayed shipments due to orders put on hold. We are dealing with company money, and it has to be handled properly.”
When things run smoothly, Rose can be at her most productive, often processing more than 100 invoices a day. Sometimes complex situations arise, and it is Rose’s responsibility to do the research and figure it out. She uses spreadsheet tools to track her work. In a typical day, Rose will sort the mail, process invoices, resolve discrepancies and communicate with vendors and suppliers. Attention to detail and an ability to prioritize are characteristics that Rose demonstrates each day on the job. The accounts payable team is not an island. Rose interacts with sales, customer service, IT and other specialized departments like Noble’s CLS (Combat Logistics Support) Unit.
Rose enjoys the work because it makes good use of her skills. “I love working with numbers,” she admits. Problem-solving is another of Rose’s traits that make working with invoices and solving discrepancies a good fit.
Dealing with stress on the job can be a challenge for anyone working in a high volume of activity setting. Rose finds her co-workers to be a source of inspiration when she is feeling stressed. Just taking a short break to interact with friends at work helps Rose reset. “Sometimes it only takes a 5-minute conversation about work or family to manage the stress,” she says. Another outlet for workers at Noble is the frequent parties. “Who doesn’t like a party?” she asks.
Outside of work, Rose is very committed to her church community. She appreciates the women of her church who provide spiritual mentoring. Rose is a song leader for the praise and worship services.
“Do it with all your heart and soul, for God's glory!”