Aca Nexia Generation
Who are they?
They are aged between 27 and 30 years. They are great advocates for the non-workactivities organised by Aca Nexia or the Employee Representative Committee. They expect the company to allow them to evolve but also to ensure a balance between private and business life.
They appreciate the independence they enjoy and the confidence shown them by the managers and partners. Through three questions, they give us their vision of the company.
Today, what do you expect from your company?
Clara Yang-Ting, 30 years
Performs audit missions for all types of sectors: pharmaceutical laboratories, hotels, industry, services…
I expect to be trained, to be given interesting tasks so that I can develop and grow in expertise. But also that everyone’s constraints and needs are taken into account so that we can find the right balance between business and private life.
At the professional level, you want to feel that you can grow, that you can take on more responsibilities… And that you can share non-work activities, leisure time. That creates cohesion within the teams. The Employee Representative Committee does a lot for us and the annual Aca Nexia seminar also helps to strengthen the group.
The idea is to create a sort of family. Thanks to occasional events – which I’d like to see more of – we are able to meet up under different circumstances. It’s also good to work together with other teams. That brings us together as colleagues.
The recent management theories, which are the framework for our everyday work, insist on the importance of well-being in the workplace. Our generation places greater importance on this dimension, that’s for sure. However, my foremost expectation is still to have the confidence of the managers and the independence we have in performing our missions.
I arrived in the firm as a junior in 2014. I was trained just as I expected to be. I want the company to continue to improve my training. Just like having more responsibility, interesting tasks to perform. And a certain amount of trust and confidence.
Gaël Legois, 27 years
Consolidation & Reporting Manager
Came to the firm in 2012 as an apprentice. His missions: Presentation of annual accounts, consolidation for the larger SMEs and mid-caps.
The proximity and confidence of my colleagues, the managers and the partners have enabled me to grow-up and develop. Today, I expect the firm to continue to support me in my professional career.
Businesses are being told to be agile.
What does that mean for you?
An agile business? It’s a company that is capable of taking a serious look at itself. This means monitoring the development of its clients, introducing new tools to accompany them and to meet the new expectations of employees. At Aca Nexia, digitisation was introduced first and foremost to reduce our paper consumption and improve the services we offer to our clients.
Jules Ronzino, 28 years
Senior consultant in management control
Accompanies the implementation of financial reporting and the automation of processes for the transmission of information.
Above all, agility means breaking down the hierarchical pyramid, weakening the hierarchical relations between individuals in order to adopt a flatter mode of operation. And then to encourage an interdisciplinary approach, mobilise people from different services to undertake missions together.
For me, the question is more one of the ability to adapt. I’m thinking, for example, of the introduction of teleworking to take account of changes in working behaviours. With regard to Audits, Aca Nexia has introduced the IT Systems audit to respond to the emerging expectations of its clients. This is far from being the case in every firm…
Caroline Clément, 28 years
Performs audit missions for SMEs and mid-caps in a wide range of sectors.
An agile company must be able to act in some way on every front: from the commercial perspective, at the level of its business activities, technologies, or human resources. The aim is to respond to changes as they occur, those affecting society in general, the economy, the employees. And even to anticipate them.
First and foremost, agility means following technological changes. Then, it means responding to the needs of employees: giving them more flexibility at work, taking account of their needs away from the workplace. Finally, it means adapting to the clients: their requirements have changed over the years.
Agility is about being able to react and knowing how to be versatil. The way our missions have changed to take account of the effect of the French PACTE law (PACTE – Action Plan for Business Growth and Transformation) is a good example of this. It shows the company’s ability to adapt to changes in the market.
A lot is said about the role companies play in society.
In your opinion, how far should that go?
Mathieu Rouffort, 27 years
Manager in the Payroll service
Assists clients in the production of pay slips. Active member of the company’s Employee Representative Committee.
Ecology is one of the most important concerns. We are all involved, because it’s about our Earth. The role of a company is to make sure that the lights don’t get left on all night long, to keep paper consumption down, to get rid of plastic beakers… It’s a whole set of small measures…
A vision full of commitments! For example, Aca Nexia has set up a partnership with a humanitarian association, one of whose projects was to construct a hotel complex in Madagascar in order to develop ecotourism and the local economy.
We speak a lot about the environment, but companies also have a social impact. They can play a role in encouraging integration. By helping underprivileged or handicapped individuals – as Aca Nexia has recently done – so that they can get a foothold in the working world. For me, this is just as important as ecology.
Companies must take into consideration their employees. This means that the employees themselves have to be involved in the company’s everyday life.
Victor Lelong, 30 years
Undertakes Audit missions for all types of activities. For example, for the National Rugby League in 2019.
By switching to an entirely digital approach, we have limited the amount of travelling we do, which is the single biggest source of pollution in the audit field… However, a company’s commitment shouldn’t be limited to internal actions. The aim could be to support a project in cooperation with an association, or why not a sporting project?
We took part in La Parisienne, a race that supports breast cancer research. A company that commits itself to a cause, involves itself in an association or in a project, whether at the company’s own initiative or employees ones, that is something that counts in its favour.