For this week’s edition of #WeAreMazars, we’re joined by Scott Weaver. Scott works as a Client Relationship Administrator for Mazars’ National Creditor Services in Gloucester. We speak to Scott about his career thus far, who inspires him, and how taking parental leave at Mazars has benefited him and his family.
Tell us about your career – what do you do?
I work in the National Creditor Services as a client relationship administrator based in the Gloucester office. My role revolves around providing support to the work winning team to identify new business opportunities and administering the processing of our clients’ insolvency claims.
Why did you choose your career?
After leaving university, I started working at PWC as a temp in Gloucester and continued there after being made permanent. Mazars then acquired the personal insolvency business from PWC and I have continued to work in personal insolvency since then.
What’s one of the biggest advances you’ve seen over the past 5 years?
The use of IT in my role has increased significantly. We previously has a high amount of manual imputing, however our IT systems have developed and this data can now be uploaded, which has increased efficiency in my team.
Who inspires you?
I would say my dad inspires me. Before his retirement he had a successful career, including working abroad, which gave me new experiences growing up. He has always had time for his family, taught me well and encouraged me to always try new experiences.
When things get tough, how do you keep yourself going?
I’ve learnt to focus on the positive things I’ve done that day rather than the things I haven’t done. Setting small goals and learning to recognise what I’ve done right.
What can organisations do more generally to create a culture of inclusion?
I recently took shared parental leave with Mazars taking 3 months off. This was a great benefit to my family as it allowed me to spend time with my two young children and allowed my wife to continue with her career. I also work compressed hours which helps manage my family life and shows how Mazars creates a culture of inclusion and diversity in a way of working.
Thank you to Scott for taking the time to speak to us. We will be publishing more #WeAreMazars interviews on this blog over the coming months so stay tuned!