Staff interview at Frontline Magazine Distribution

Meet Laurence

Name: Laurence Hoefling

Current job: Commercial accountant, Finance

Joined Frontline: 13 years ago

I never get bored, every day is different, from a finance perspective that’s a good thing. I like to be pushed; I never drive to work and dread the day, I think ‘what am I going to achieve today’.

We always want to expand and develop the business and challenge the status quo so there are always new ideas and projects running – it is for us as a finance team to make sure we can support that. I work across all our other subsidiaries so can be in London one day.

I now manage a team of five people and they are a great group of people and provide a safe pair of hands. I started in admin (data entry, scanning, etc) having completed one year in college doing my accountancy qualification. I came to Frontline and the company paid for my training to continue, so I became fully chartered and now I can do anything across finance. Next on the agenda – the company is sending me on a two year Masters Degree in Leadership.

Future ambition

I see my career here for the long term and I want to be running a subsidiary business or this business. When an opportunity becomes available, I’ve jumped at it; as a result, I feel like I’ve been able to achieve a lot in the last few years. It’s flown by, it still feels new and fresh.

Three words that sum up Frontline

Focussed, driven, adaptable.

What about the culture

We always try and help each other out; if something goes wrong it’s not pointing a finger, it’s how can we help improve and stop it happening again. We actually enjoy each other’s company, we choose to socialise out of work, not because we have to but because we want to.

Tips for applying for a job at Frontline

Do your research before coming for an interview; and a good cover letter goes a long way!