Meet Kim Marriott-Cocker, Accounts Manager for UK region

  • Name                                  Kim Marriott-Cocker
  • Location/Region                UK
  • Position                              Accounts Manager
  • Years of Service in CE       30 Years
  • Nationality                          British

Can you tell us about your current role and responsibilities

My role at Clear Edge UK is Accounts Manager.  In addition to my responsibility for Clear Edge and MF981 finance duties, I also handle a range of administrative duties with Daily, as well as adhoc contact with Clear Edge locations and Filtration Group.

Can you tell us about your journey at Clear Edge

I joined Clear Edge (previously P&S Filtration Ltd) as an office junior, my working life was a whole new world! Back then, my role included typing letters, sending telex messages and faxes to our export customers, and handling various administrative tasks across different departments.

A couple of years later, I started my role as an account junior, which marked the beginning of my journey in finance. Throughout the years, I’ve had the opportunity to take on various roles within the company, including credit control clerk, purchase ledger clerk, account team leader, accounts administrator, and now, my current position.

When I initially joined the finance team, we were a strong team of six. However, as the weaving and fabrication side of the company relocated, our team gradually downsized. Now, Clear Edge UK reports to Clear Edge Germany.

What first drew you to want to work for Clear Edge

I still recall the day I came in for my interview. Even at such a tender age, I was impressed with the size of the company and the potential opportunities I had available to progress. 

What is the driving force behind everything you do… what keeps you motivated and driven daily?

I love my job! I have always enjoyed working for the company over the years.  Seeing a lot of change over the years has been exciting and I have always embraced it.  Plus, the people I have contact with daily are great.

What’s something you do to start your workday

I work remotely for Clear Edge and have for many years.  I still get myself ready as I would if I was leaving for the office.  This gets me into the right working mindset and ready for my day ahead.

Tell us about your biggest achievement/proudest moment at Clear Edge to date

My biggest achievement is taking the role of Accounts Manager. It was a tough transition, with new responsibilities and challenges. But I feel lucky to have had unwavering support from the CEUS and CEG finance team throughout this journey. Their support was invaluable, as they stood by me without hesitation during the transition.

Who has been the biggest mentor in your professional career and what was the most important lesson they taught you.

This is a hard one. I have been so very lucky to work with amazing people over my career. The ones whose words I have carried with me, Joan Coupe and Margaret Brennan in the Finance team, taught me when I had just joined the team to always question everything. If I felt something wasn’t right, check! Working in finance, it is the best advice as ultimately you need to be accountable for every transaction.

What advice would you give to new employees joining the organization

Make sure you utilize other people’s knowledge and experience, there is a wealth of knowledge throughout the company.  If in doubt, reach out to someone.  One of the best ways to learn is from others. 

If you could sit down for dinner with anyone, who would it be and why

My grandad’s, I wish I’d spent more time as a child with them, not just listening to their stories about the war but asking more questions.  Their stories used to fascinate me.  So many places visited.  So much history was lost.  

How do you like to spend your time outside of work

I love going to comedy gigs and concerts.  Spending my time with family and going to the gym.  Going on holiday is the ultimate downtime with the family. 

What do you enjoy most about being a Finance/accounting professional

Finance is always a learning curve.  With the changing world around us, this brings new challenges and this keeps the role interesting.