It’s been a hundred days since I, Kaj Rosink, started work at Recentes: a great moment to reflect on how this first period went.
The initial days were pretty overwhelming, as my first working week was spent on a visit to Germany together with my colleagues Jaap Wieman and Robert Segaar. They were long days, whereby my work mainly consisted of requesting statements of outstanding items from suppliers’ debtor administration and checking them against our own administration.
The subsequent weeks were mainly spent at FrieslandCampina in Amersfoort. Here, I began following up on the work which had been initiated during our visit to Germany. The first results soon began to materialise and I was able to book my first (tiny) success.
As time went by, I was assigned more and more diverse jobs: examining contracts for bonus agreements, calculating any agreements I discovered and actually establishing contact with the suppliers in order to render the files complete. It quickly became clear how many different methods exist for retrospective settlement with suppliers.
While many of these settlement processes work well, there are still plenty of cases requiring investigation, caused either by personnel changes, the lack of relevant documentation or suppliers failing to provide information, consciously or otherwise.
I therefore still have plenty of work on my plate for the period to come. There may also be further opportunities for visits (abroad) in search of extra information.
In other words: there’s plenty of investigation work for me at Recentes for the next hundred days too. To be continued!