Kerry Prihoda, Accounts Payable Specialist, Jetcraft
Location: Raleigh, NC, US
How long have you been at Jetcraft?
I have been with Jetcraft for one year. I started in May of 2021 as a temp to hire and became an official employee on July 1st last year.
What are your responsibilities within the global Jetcraft team?
I work directly with the finance and administrative teams to help support our Controller and any special projects. My responsibilities include the day-to-day accounts payable specialist tasks such as managing the accounting inbox, reviewing our vendor invoices and sending off for approval as needed, code and prepare invoices(s) for payment via wire, and code and load the invoices into the accounting system for payment. Some of my other responsibilities are setting up and maintaining our vendor files, preparing expense reports for staff, reconciling vendor statements, review aged AP, and annually prepare the 1099 forms, and support with month end and quarter close duties. In a nutshell it’s my job to ask questions and make sure our I’s are dotted and our T’s are crossed for auditing, compliance and documentation purposes.
Describe a typical day or week in your role.
Most days I start off with checking emails to see if anything urgent needs to be addressed like a wire payment for an invoice on an aircraft that is closing. Next I follow up on any unresolved inquiries, verify and set up new vendors, and prepare and code invoices to ensure timely payment. During month end and quarter end I am focused getting all necessary inquiries resolved, invoices approved and ready for payment along with assisting with the recons and other tasks as needed.
What do you love most about your job?
The amazing people I work with and getting to be part of such a unique and fascinating business.
Describe the company culture at Jetcraft and what it means to you?
The company really is family oriented and puts a focus on collaboration and support among employees. Annually all of the employees get together for a staff retreat and I am excited to go to my first one this summer. The staff retreat is an important time for all of us to come together in one place to meet in person, catch up, have fun, and maybe do a little business. This is a family that works hard together so we can play hard together.
What do you want your customers to experience when dealing with Jetcraft?
I want our customer to know that they can trust us in knowing that their transactions with be handled with care, experience, and integrity for a smooth world-class experience.
Who or what has been your greatest professional influence?
My parents taught me to the value of hard work, kindness, sarcasm, independency and integrity.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Integrity, passionate, and kind
If you were to buy a business jet, which aircraft would suit your needs and why?
I am still new to the business aviation field but if I have to pick one it probably would be a Cessna model. It would be perfect for trips to see my family up and down the east coast.
What stands out to you as good customer service?
Good customer service to me is making sure the customer is well taken care of and has a seamless experience.
Finally, what is your hidden talent or hobby?
I am a certified Usui Reiki II Practitioner.
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