June Employee Spotlight: Bianca Stone
Name: Bianca Stone
Title: Accounting Practice Manager
Hometown: Grew up in Kilcock, Ireland but is actually from England
What did you study?: In university I obtained an Office and Business Management degree, and an IATI (like the ACAA but the Irish version).
If you could travel to one city where would you go and why?: Tokyo Japan, because I love Japanese food, love the culture, have friends that went so I feel like I would like it.
What did you want to be when you were a child?: A vet when I was a child, but a nurse when I was a teen.
What activity do you like to do in your spare time?: Sleep, hiking, go to concerts.
What book are you reading/ show are you watching right now?: reading Spiders from Mars: My Life with Bowie by Woody Woodmansey. Just finished watching the Madeleine McCann documentary on Netflix, and GOT.
Who is your inspiration?: In my late teens it was my mom, and a boss similar to the one I have here at Entreflow, she was the Helina of my early adulthood, showing how to grow a small business.
What is your favourite thing to do in Vancouver?: Go to the beach, and hiking in the North Shore
If you could have coffee with one person, alive or dead, who would it be and why?: David Bowie, would love to pick his brain about the music industry in the 70s. He is an inspiration as well.
What subject was your favourite subject in school?: History and Art because liked learning the pasts, architecture and old stuff in the world. No clue how I shifted to accounting!
Can you explain quickly what your job is all about?: I get to work with amazing staff and clients, oversee the accounting team, helping them reach their goals and give our clients 110% alongside working on my own clients. Also being another point of contact for clients. Helping the Higher ups make sure the accounting vision is running efficiently and up to speed. I get to do both sides, FOH and BOH.
What do you love about your job?: I love that we are super in-the-know of tech and what the accounting industry is doing tech wise and that we are forward thinking and doing a lot of beta testing. I love the team, and the owners are just this wealth of knowledge, you’re always learning and challenging yourself, and our clients because they are diverse in industry and forward thinking as well, in their areas
What tips could you give to small business owners to reach success?: Procedures.Make sure that you keep to your tasks and procedures outlines, and you know how you want to achieve them because it’s difficult to get lost.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?: I want to be a reiki master! It’s basically hand energy healing.
Guilty pleasure?: I am a huge Duran Duran fan, and hash browns but only the patties, no cubes.
Secret talent that no-one knows about?: Used to be the Under 21 basketball champ for ladies, and used to play the piano, and I make a mean paella.
what do you like the most about Entreflow?: I love our team.
What do you like the most about working with startups and small businesses?: It’s exciting, you get to really feel the passion that business owners have at the beginning and you get to help them achieve their goals. You feel like you are a part of their company, not just a service. You become personally passionate too, you want to see them grow and do well, and it’s fun
A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?: “Bianca! Let’s go to Mexico, you need a holiday!”