In a bid to keep you updated on the Funfair team, we have sat down with one of our newest hires, Michael O’Connor. Lets see how our new Group Financial Controller does with our hard hitting questions below.

 

Firstly, what does LinkedIn say?

A fully qualified finance executive with experience of leading financial strategies to facilitate companies ambitious growth plans. A proven ability to constantly challenge and improve existing processes and systems. Possessing excellent communication skills and having the ability to communicate professionally with stakeholders and colleagues on detailed business issues. Michael’s past experience as Group Financial Controller includes the Postcode Lottery, Sporting Index and Zeal. 

Now let’s chat to the man himself…

Hi Michael, what does your day look like today?

My role is really varied with plenty to keep me busy such as balancing the books, treasury management, planning cash flow, reporting business performance. A bit of everything really..!

Why did you join FunFair?

I love the start-up environment and we have a fantastic unique selling point which is always important! It’s great to be part of a pioneering business that is always thinking way ahead.

What is your favourite thing about working at FunFair?

There are lots of challenges that push you to learn more and develop.

What makes you happy outside of work?

England winning the Ashes (Hopefully)

What is your life motto?

“Life’s not about how hard of a hit you can give… it’s about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward.”   Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa

What’s the most ridiculous fact you know?

Flamingos are pink because of all the shrimp they eat..! (I don’t know how true this is – my 5 year-old son told me).

Which superhero (or villain) would you be?

Batman because you get all the gadgets.