Meet Ritah Mosumo a Finance Lead in Cellulant Botswana. Ritah has an advanced diploma in accounting (AAT) and an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business (Acca part qualification) from the Botswana Accountancy College in partnership with the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accounts.
Ritah describes herself as a friendly person who comes off as an introvert to strangers. She is also honest, a team player and would like to think she’s easy to be around.
Here is her Cellulant story;
What do you do at Cellulant?
My role as an accountant is to ensure that we have a sound Finance Administration which is both Statutory and Internal Audit Compliant.
My work is mostly providing support to the Finance Manager by ensuring that all transactions are captured properly on Netsuite and all reconciliations are done in a timely manner. I also support the Compliance team by advising the business on various standards, regulations and all risks in Botswana.
In order to succeed in today’s competitive talent landscape, I have to provide positive, differentiated, and sustainable workforce experiences.
Although some might think of workforce experience as having to do primarily with material perks, flexible schedules, and innovative and exciting tools and technologies, there are far more personal and fundamental aspects of workforce experience on companies must be prepared to deliver.
What drives you?
Learning new things and finding ways to solve problems that lead to achieving both my short and long term goals.
What achievement are you most proud of?
The growth in my career since the time I joined Cellulant. Growth is a significant part of human nature, and each one of us has an intrinsic desire to continue to grow and develop throughout various aspects of our lives.
As adults, we spend a significant amount of time at work, and as such growth and development in our professional lives are important.
Cellulant growth and development are present where workers receive encouragement and support in the development of their interpersonal, emotional, and job skills.
Such a workplace has allowed for internal and external opportunities.
This has not only helped with my current jobs but will also prepare me for possible future positions.
Cellulant has this fantastic Employee Value Proposition on Unlimited Opportunities Unlimited Growth for staff.
I am proud of my growth from a reconciliation officer to being an Accountant and finance lead for Botswana.
What is something you wish you knew earlier in your life?
Not to be a walkover and standing up for myself is okay!!
I always feared that standing up for myself may come off as disrespectful and as time went on, I noticed people take that as a sign of weakness.
I ended up learning that one can be nice to people and still not let them walk all over you. With healthy boundaries people are less likely to disrespect you since you make conscious choices about how you’ll respond to others.
What words of inspiration would you give to young women & girls who feel that tech or certain professions are not for them?
We have a lot of examples nowadays of women across all professions showing that women can work in tech and prevail.
“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” — Jim Rohn
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What do you love most about working at Cellulant?
The leadership team and the work environment.
- The leadership team consists of a team of people one can have honest conversations and most importantly I can freely talk. I like how we Facilitate the sharing of ideas and encourage everyone to speak. What I like most about working at Cellulant is that the group develops and grows continuously. The feeling of building something completely new, of creating something that helps others and has a big impact on the overall picture, is incredible.
- One of the reasons I have worked at Cellulant for 5 years and counting is the work environment; I look forward to going to work with brilliant young people working hard to transform the payments landscape in Botswana.
On a lighter note, what did you do for fun after office hours?
First of all, I love playing with my daughter! She is a constant reminder of why I wake up and do what I do every day.
Additionally, I also love watching movies and listening to music.