There are some people who just have a knack for numbers! Jen Hurley is one of those people who happens to work in our accounting department – how fortunate for us! Read and watch Jen tell us some inside info on the joys she has at Motivation Excellence and at home.
What’s your title and how long have you been at Motivation Excellence?
My title is Project Accountant, and I’ve been with Motivation Excellence for 6 ½ years.
What’s something special about working at Motivation Excellence that you’d like to share?
One thing that makes Motivation Excellence stand out is the unwavering support I have received. In the 6+ years I have been here I have been through more ‘situations’ than most people go through in a decade. Through it all, everyone at Motivation Excellence, from my co-workers to management, has supported and encouraged me.
What’s your favorite task as an accountant for Motivation Excellence?
There are so many favorite tasks! I’m always up for a good puzzle so reconciling accounts or programs is always fun.
What’s an unknown or odd talent you have?
I have an uncanny knack for remembering useless information and used to do bar trivia every week with friends.
What motivates you to accomplish things in your life (work or personal)?
I always want to make a difference. Knowing that I can have a positive impact on someone else’s day, be it my husband, kids, co-workers or a stranger, helps give me that extra boost to get things done.
What do you enjoy doing outside work?
I’m an avid reader, I enjoy surfing around Pinterest and creating (and often failing) projects and spending time with my family.
One thing that always makes you laugh is?
I have an odd sense of humor and often laugh at inappropriate times. Once I get going, it is really hard to get it under control. My kids make me laugh every day without fail.
What’s the most interesting former job you’ve had?
I’ve always worked in accounting, so every job I’ve had has been interesting! No, really! But, if you need an example, my first job was as a billing clerk for the trucking company that shipped Tootsie Rolls for Knights of Columbus fundraisers and Terri Lynn peanuts for Kiwanis fundraisers. So, if you ever donated a buck to the guy in the intersection in the 90’s and got a Tootsie Roll or bag of peanuts in return, odds are I had something to do with it.