Meet the Team: Kristin Erno, Accounts Receivable Manager
Meet Kristin Erno, Softensity’s accounts receivable manager and resident football fanatic. On any given weekend, you can find Kristin glued to the screen, cheering on her favorite football teams (you’ll probably hear her yelling Go Dawgs on Saturdays). When she’s not watching football, Kristin loves to travel and stay hip to the latest trends — including pickleball.
After stepping away from accounting to work as a stay-at-home mom, Kristin found her way back to finances at Softensity. Six years later, she handles all of the billing for our global company.
What has your career path looked like?
I majored in finance, but my first job was actually in accounting. I loved it, so I stayed on the accounting path for a while. When I had my kids, I decided to stay home with them full-time for several years. As they got older, I started thinking about returning to work. A friend of mine actually introduced me to Softensity, and since day one, I’ve been working on their billing.
How is your career at Softensity different from other jobs you’ve had in the past?
It’s a global company, so you don’t get to see each other face-to-face as often. We do stay in contact via Zoom, and I go into the Atlanta office once a week. To stay connected, we use Slack to chat and do online get-togethers. We’ll celebrate birthdays and anniversaries or even hold a little contest here and there.
What have you learned from working with an international team?
I’m in charge of overseeing our employees’ hours, so I have a lot of contact with everyone around the world. It’s really fun to see the different holidays our team members celebrate and to see how their cultures are both similar and different from ours here. It’s a really unique situation that we’re living in these days. We’re able to work with and connect with all of these people around the world. I think that’s pretty cool.
What is your favorite part of the job?
I’ve always really enjoyed accounting, so of course I like what I do. But the best part is the people. They’re very, very nice and great to work with.
What advice would you give to someone who’s interested in working in finance or accounting?
Be open-minded. I graduated with a finance degree but didn’t get a finance job. I got an accounting job, and I ended up loving it. Don’t close yourself off to your specific major, and take on different kinds of opportunities, even if you wouldn’t normally seek it out