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Credico Spotlight – Stephen Kozlowski


Introduce yourself – what’s your name, where are you from?

Stephen Kozlowski, from Washington Township, Michigan (about 45 minutes north of Detroit)

What are your hobbies outside of work?

I like to travel a lot and be outdoors in the warmer months. Golf and biking are my main outdoor activities. Other activities include playing in a Skeeball League.

What is your job title at Credico?

Senior Accountant

What does your role entail on a day to day basis?

It really depends on the day of the week. Mondays and Tuesdays are generally for commission reporting for the independent sales offices. The rest of the week I work on bigger projects from payment reconciliations from the client and reports for outside consultants.

In your opinion, what is the most enjoyable aspect of your role?

I really enjoy the payment reconciliations from the clients. Doing this ensures that are revenue recognition procedures are correct and we can also review to make potential changes that will benefit the company and the independent sales offices.

Do you work as part of a team? If so, what do you like / dislike about that?

The role I’m in works heavily within a team environment. With commission reporting we depend on everyone getting their job done in a timely and accurate manner and we couldn’t do it without the team. I do enjoy the collaboration with members of the finance team as well as working with the account managers and other departments within Credico.

What’s your proudest achievement whilst working at Credico in your current capacity?

At the moment, probably getting one of our client’s campaign to a point where we can potentially grow it much larger. In the beginning it was a lot of data gathering and trying to figure out what was happening. At this point, we’re close to having a very automated process and that was a lot of work, but I’m happy with where we are and all the work that was put in.

Is there quite a degree of responsibility that comes with your role? If so, did you find that daunting during the early stages?

There is a high degree of responsibility with the role because we control the payment processes. There’s a hard deadline to get the payment out with the reports being accurate. If the payment doesn’t get out and the reports aren’t accurate, then the independent sales offices will lose confidence and leave. I like having that kind of pressure and never really felt stressed about getting it done.

Is there any specific advice you would give people looking for a job in the sales and marketing industry?

From a sales/marketing perspective I don’t really have much background, but the important thing being at this kind of company is to take a step back at times and relax. A lot of things will be thrown at you and you have to be able to slow down and try not to do too much at once.

Give one example of what you’d like to achieve in the next 6 months in your current role or beyond?

Finalize the bigger projects I’m working on and transition to new challenges to help grow the company further, as well as develop my skills further within Credico.

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