Meet Esra Al, a Finance & Accounting Specialist, working out of our Istanbul office! Esra loves being a part of a collaborative work environment and having a strong team to go to for support. Outside of work, Esra likes to spend time with family and friends getting dinner, drinks, or heading to the cinema or theater. She also enjoys strolling or skating by the sea. Get to know her better in this week’s AdColonized employee spotlight!
What exactly does a Finance & Accounting Specialist do at AdColony? What’s an average day like for you?
My everyday activities include checking invoices, reporting income accurately, and managing expenses. In fact, our days are spent with revenues and expenses.
Tell us a little about your experiences prior to joining AdColony and how they have prepared you for your role here.
I worked for an ERP (enterprise resource planning) company before AdColony, and it prepared me for work related to account systems. I use our ERP system very easily.
What makes AdColony the right fit for you?
I like our team and work environment.
AdColony values employee development. How do you keep growing and learning in what you do?
We provide impact by systematizing everything and facilitating reporting.
How do you act as a resource for the rest of your team?
I love working as a team, and we help each other a lot.
Is there someone you turn to personally or professionally?
Volkan Biçer was a role model for me in the past, of course, and now I get help whenever I need it.
Many global AdColony employees are still working from home. Do you have any work-from-home tips for success you can share?
I spend a lot of time with my family and live away from the Istanbul traffic and crowds. This keeps my morale high.
What are your hobbies or activities that you look forward to doing on the weekends or after work?
I like to get dinner and drink with friends and go to the cinema or theatre. I also enjoy walking and roller skating by the sea.
Which app is keeping you engaged lately? Why?
Netflix, I like to watch movies.
Tell us one or two fun facts about you.
I like to live in the moment; my energy is always high.
What is your favorite moment you’ve had with the AdColony team so far?
I enjoy going to happy hours on Friday evenings with work friends.
What are you listening to lately (music, podcasts, etc.)?
What are you looking forward to most in the next 5 years?
I would love to live in a quieter place, but I can’t predict much right now.
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