WHAT’S YOUR TIPICO STORY?
I joined Tipico just under three years ago as part of the accounting team within the finance department. I started out as an accountant collaborating with various teams to ensure accurate financial data and supporting the general smooth operations of the accounting processes. I have recently been promoted to Team Lead Accountant, continuing in my role to improve finance and operational processes, and working closely with the Group Accounting Manager in providing support, expertise and knowledge to achieve the goals and objectives of the accounting function.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION OF TIPICO?
Coming from a ‘big-four’ audit background, joining the gaming industry was a big jump for me, however at Tipico I was met with a very driven, friendly and open-minded group of people, with lots of support at all levels, which helped me to adapt to my new environment and settle in quickly. The different cultures and professional backgrounds at Tipico highlighted various working styles which allowed me to learn from others and develop my own skills set further.
MENTION YOUR BEST MOMENTS WORKING HERE.
The best moments at Tipico are definitely the result of the daily banter with my team. Over the years we have developed a very close relationship with each other and it is a pleasure to work with this team on a daily basis. The fact that we all moved to working remotely last year did not break this team spirit and we’ve managed to retain the same level of interaction and commitment to achieving our goals.
WHAT CHALLENGES DO YOU FACE?
The main challenges are definitely the ever-changing regulatory environment combined with strict reporting deadlines, which require a focussed and adaptable mindset to ensure high quality work in such circumstances is maintained. These challenges have helped me to grow professionally and definitely show that an accountant’s role, especially at Tipico, is not a boring one!
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT TIPICO?
The close-knit working environment is something very special about Tipico, especially considering the size of the company. Everyone strives for the same goal, and the One Team concept we go by is clearly evident on a day-to-day basis. It is easy to feel the buzz around the place, which is what I love about working at Tipico.
WHAT’S YOUR DAILY PITCH LIKE?
There is no typical day really, except just after month-end where we go through a set of tasks to ensure the timely close of the relevant accounting period. Otherwise, the rest of the time usually involves various cross-department meetings on business projects, interactions with the finance team which drive improvements to finance processes and reporting, and ensuring timely submissions in line with various external regulatory requirements.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN YOU WALK INTO OUR OFFICES?
I look forward to many things, but top of the list would be interacting with my colleagues. I appreciate the dynamic nature of my role and of the industry we work in. I especially enjoy the satisfaction of reaching challenging goals and the gratitude shown by the company.
AS YOU KNOW WE LOVE SPORTS.. WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE?
I have never really been a sportive person however I have recently been enjoying cross-fit training - it is a great way of keeping fit and is challenging both mentally and physically. Nonetheless, I enjoy watching a game of football - having lived my life around very avid football supporters has definitely rubbed off on me throughout the years and my Italian roots must also have a pull! Working at Tipico has also allowed me to appreciate the passion that people have for football, and all sports in general.
WHAT IS YOUR ONE PIECE OF ADVICE FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF OUR GAME?
My advice to anyone interested in joining Tipico would be not to hesitate to join - the dedicated, committed, and multi-national team will be ready to help you find your feet and start your exciting journey with Tipico.