What more can be said about a controller than that their company has become extremely successful with their help and is continually growing? Thomas, from the finance department, works in central controlling in Mönsheim and will celebrate 20 years at the firm this year. This alone is already impressive. Yet more impressive is the continuous development that Bertrandt has achieved in this period: from approx. 1,600 employees to over 13,000 now.
Continuity is certainly one of the most important words describing Bertrandt’s and Thomas’ years of success. Perhaps this is typical for someone who has been engaged so long with the numbers, data and facts of the firm, but it is not something you meet every day.
The controller’s team easily bring together over 50 years’ loyalty to the firm. “This has the advantage of ensuring everyone knows all of the department’s tasks back to front and can rely utterly on their colleagues. Whether for support or delegation, for example,” says our colleague, Thomas. “It also makes it easier for us to implement our own wishes and ideas here. For me personally, that includes mobile work – the other team members also make use of the exemplary flexibility options.”
It goes without saying that he describes the work environment and team spirit as nearly perfect. This also supports the task of ensuring controlling works closely and amicably together with the management, profiting daily from flat hierarchies and short decision paths.
Surrounded by so many developers and inventors who are engaging with the future, Thomas also likes to make his own small contribution to the mobility of the future: “For many years I have come to work almost every day by e-bike. This is certainly also a step in the right direction.”
In the summer holidays he takes to the road for longer trips with his wife. And to do so he uses an old VW bus, registered longer ago than his first day at Bertrandt – almost 30 years. With this he flees the bad weather, heading south, for example, to the beautiful beaches of southern France.