Seasoned by her ten years of experience running her accountancy firm, Valentina White sets an example for youngsters to build a great career in her field. She has developed unique teaching in the book of 18 Money Energy Laws and has become a Master of Money Energy. Her curiosity to learn has made it possible for her to work as a Chief Financial Officer in an influential and trustworthy company named WHITE ACCOUNTANCY.
Valentina offers innovative and effective financial solutions, drafting necessary and proper documents required by individuals and offices. The company seeks long-term customer relationships and has created an atmosphere of complete trust with its clients. It is focused on the principles of fairness, teamwork and commitment, making it one of the pioneers in the field.
We at Insights Success interviewed her to learn about her vision for the company and future plans.
Let’s dive straight into her mind through this questionnaire.
Briefly describe your professional journey up until now.
I remember my first day in my own business: a two-seat dormitory office. A small cave is more than an office. I am already waiting for the client’s first call this morning. I had zero knowledge in the field of financial accounting and a great desire to do everything very well, to put 200% effort into my work.
I had an unquenchable desire to learn. To know everything about accounting and HMRC penalty appeals processes, I went deep into finance until I started learning all about money in general. And I went my way to financial literacy education. I grew up as the company’s CFO and became a master of money energy.
What challenges did you face along the way?
My mission is to work with the Lithuanian community. And here, the biggest challenge has been to change outdated standards and wounds left by other companies and correct the consequences of negative behavioural patterns.
Some accounting companies have left a black spot in the Lithuanian community by deceiving compatriots, plundering and stealing their money, and engaging in tax evasion. Our compatriots’ naivety, trust, and proficiency in the UK were used.
What significant impact have you brought to the finance industry?
Lithuanians came to England in search of a new life. And some Lithuanian accounting companies behaved inappropriately and took advantage of the current situation. This model of deceiving has been used for many years, so Lithuanians have gained distrust of accounting companies. It seemed to them that everyone wanted to take advantage of them.
And this has become my mission – to change the accounting company’s standards and give my compatriots asylum and care for their tax issues in an orderly and open manner. I gave my people a safe space to come up with their own problems and help them find a solution. I created a clearly structured system, broadcasting clear values. Not only did we clearly broadcast our mission, but we kept it going.
Tell us about WHITE ACCOUNTANCY and its foundation pillars.
Our foundation pillar is nurturing communication with our clientele, no matter their background. We take pride in our honesty, mentoring skills, our ability to share knowledge and help our clients grow.
How does WHITE ACCOUNTANCY promote workforce flexibility, and what is your role in it?
In 2022, we introduced a new rule in the company: on Fridays, all of our employees do not work, but they are paid as a working day. 4 days working week.
We encourage employees to take advantage of Fridays for self-development, professional development, mentoring programs, or a relaxing break.
In 9 years of business, there has been a realization that an employee who works less actually works more. This means that when he is rested, he works more efficiently, his balance of personal and working time becomes no longer an illusion but a reality.
What is your take on technology’s importance, and how are you leveraging it?
Technology in the accounting business (and beyond) is everything that takes over an efficient, productive, and profitable business. In my calculations, a properly structured business can yield as much as 53% more profit than a business drowning in chaos.
What will be the next significant change in the finance industry, and how are you preparing for it?
The next stage and a big change in accounting is already underway. Businesses do not need accountants only. They need growth partners. Businesses are tired being providing basic services because they can already be provided with such basic services by technology, a wide variety of accounting software, spreadsheets, and CRM software.
Businesses want financial partners to help them in good and hard times. Find the right answers for partners who can answer their questions and help their businesses thrive.
We are preparing for this stage for the third year in a row. And we are gradually moving to training platforms, education, and financial education. We create a personal growth club for our business clients where business owners will be able to transform their businesses through their personal transformation.
What are your goals in the upcoming future?
Our goal is to educate our compatriots on the topic of financial literacy, to provide them with a means of personal growth, and to become an unequivocal leader in the Lithuanian accounting market.
What advice would you like to give the next generation of aspiring business leaders?
It is not enough just to know. If you have read a book, put it into practice.
If you went to a workshop/seminar, put the knowledge and tools into practice.
You’ve listened to a video of an inspiring person; take one thing from him/her and apply it to your life.
Whatever you learn, turn everything into your tool. And one day, you will wake up, look at your life and realize that you are living better than you ever dreamed of.