Introducing Camelot's finance trainee.

Meet Aaron.

Get to know Aaron in this very short video or read his Q&A below...

 

My name is Aaron and I am training to be an ACCA qualified accountant. I studied Mathematical Physics at the University of Nottingham, so not entirely useful for a career in Finance! Once I graduated from Uni, I knew having a professional qualification in accountancy would open so many doors to a successful career.

What does your typical week look like?

Every week the team are involved in a variety of tasks including approving players' winnings and reporting figures for the week, to name a couple. We work closely with other functions like Commercial Finance, Tax and Treasury, to ensure Camelot’s accounts are maintained and remain accurate throughout the year.

What has been your Camelot highlight to date?

Volunteering to help one of Watford Mencap’s residential homes. Spending the day organising the garden for the residents was a real highlight so far, it was great supporting one of the Good Causes that benefits from National Lottery funding along with my colleagues.

How does working at Camelot challenge you?

The way Camelot works is very unique. With our draw-based and interactive games, there is a completely new approach to accounting that is different to any other business. This makes adapting knowledge from the ACCA courses challenging but worthwhile.

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How has working at Camelot helped you to develop personally and professionally?

The team have given me a lot of responsibility early on which has vastly improved my decision making and communication skills.  

What makes you proud to work for Camelot?

The fact that Camelot raises, on average, more than £30million every week for Good Causes is definitely the thing that makes me feel proud of working here.

What do you do outside of work?

Most evenings and weekends I play rugby or football for local teams.

Tell us about one thing that is on your bucket list and why?

I have always wanted to travel, especially to Vietnam. I saw one episode of Top Gear where they rode motorcycles from the south and the north and thought “I’ve got to give that a go!"

If you could click your fingers and suddenly have a new skill or talent, what would it be and why?

I would love to be able to play the guitar. I have always been a lover of music and always wanted to be good with a musical instrument!

 

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