This month’s sixty seconds is with our Assistant Finance Controller Judit who joined the DT family in 2015. Judit is part of our growing finance team and like many of us, has a passion for travel and charity. Naturally we wanted to know more!…
What does your job involve?
In theory, I prepare monthly accounts, ensure correct financial and management accounting across the company, oversee the day-to-day operation of the finance team and I also work on different projects to improve our financial processes.
In reality, I am racing deadlines and tackling random ad-hoc assignments. You would normally see me behind my two monitors, navigating between a dozen spreadsheets.
What do you enjoy most about working within the Diversity Travel team?
The best thing here is definitely the team. It is really inspiring to work with a friendly bunch who actually want to make a difference. This might sound like a cliché but knowing that we indirectly help to make this world a better place is a good enough reason to get to work in the morning.
If you could give one piece of advice for travellers what would it be?
Have all your travel related documents (such as copy of your passport, boarding passes, booking confirmations, travel insurance etc.) saved down on your phone and have a charged battery pack. Don’t trust that there would be working internet access at your travel destination because in emergency situations, Murphy’s law applies… I know some like printing everything but I tend to lose things and I also prefer to pack light.
On that note, don’t overthink packing because all you’ll think about is what you forgot to pack. To avoid the stress, just pack your favourite clothes, enough underwear and your credit card. A half empty suitcase means you have room and a good enough reason to shop abroad.
What is the best destination you have travelled to?
I don’t think I can pick only one I’m afraid…
One of my favourite experiences is when I travelled across Vietnam and went on a free cycling tour in Hoi An (Yes, cycling. Yes, it is a crazy thing to do in Vietnam.) which was organised by local students. Their aim was to improve their English but also the money they collected on these tours went to support the local community, such as a local pre-school which we visited as part of the tour.
I also had the privilege to see the Grand Canyon a few years back. I don’t think I’ve seen anything like it before or since. It makes you feel like you landed on a different planet, it does take your breath away.
However, the most amazing place on Earth to me is Budapest but I might be slightly biased being originally from there. Nothing can beat the warm welcome of my oldest friends and my always super excited mum. J So it is personal recommendation to anyone who likes a city break in a place that is affordable, so rich in history, with a panorama that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and a lot more. We also take good pride in our wine and food!
If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things, what would they be?
Sunglasses and Bear Grylls. I’d let him pick the 3rd one – hopefully a boat?
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