Carla started working for us when she moved to Ireland in March 2001. She quickly picked up the various systems we had in place and then rapidly took on more responsibility within the company. Carla quickly became indispensable to us and has been the mainstay of the company. We cannot imagine how we will manage without her when she returns to the UK at the end of the month.
Since Carla started working for us I have been able to spend more time away from the office, feeling secure in the knowledge that I am leaving the business in more capable hands than my own. She has the ability to work on her own initiative and needs no directing in any aspects of her work, having total confidence in decision making at all levels. She has introduced numerous new procedures – completely transforming the efficiency of the company. She is conscientious and totally committed. She has supported me tirelessly and taken much stress off my shoulders.
As office manager Carla has a varied range of tasks to complete. She is responsible for the day to day running of the office including arranging visits from and to clients, suppliers and other dignitaries. Her organisational and communication skills enable her to keep track of forthcoming and past events with a large international network of clients and suppliers, ensuring that all AVL staff are present for meetings and trips organised by her to meet strict deadlines. Carla is also responsible for the control of all AVL accounts, including sales and purchases together with a vital credit control role. She is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the company accounts and liaises with our accountant to ensure that all documentation is submitted to the Revenue on time.
Carla is one of the most personable people I have ever met, but she is also capable of being firm with people and always manages to get the desired results. She is able to fit in to a team environment and interacts with colleagues at all levels. Her communication skills are exemplary whether with senior or junior members of staff, customers or suppliers.
Carla has excelled in every aspect an employer could wish for. Her attributes are many – she is loyal, reliable and trustworthy. Her punctuality and attendance are faultless. She is a hardworking, dedicated, efficient, enthusiastic, accurate, determined and organised person. She is relentless in her determination to achieve perfection in every aspect of her work.
I am devastated to be losing Carla due to her relocation to Manchester, but I have every confidence in recommending her to any employer. There is no doubt in my mind that she would be an asset to any company and they would be very fortunate if she chose to work for them.