We’re proud of our team members, and we want everyone to know how great they are. That’s why each month we talk with one of our employees to let them share how they shine in their role. This month, we’re talking with Controller Doug McDonald.
What’s your most exciting project right now?
One of my main projects is trying to figure out a way to standardize the processes for everything we do related to accounting. I’m always working to make our processes simple for everyone and efficient for the company. Things like eliminating duplications of effort or spending a bunch of time trying to find a missing invoice. I’m trying to streamline the process to make it easy for everyone.
How do you utilize our core values in your role?
I couldn’t be successful or do a good job in my role without collaborating, without being flexible, and without being resourceful. Something new pops up almost every day, so that’s a great reason to collaborate with someone to figure out what needs to happen. There are lots of things people do as a matter of routine, but it’s nice to stop and decide together whether it’s really important. I also have to be flexible as it concerns things like bills because sometimes one thing needs to get paid first. And as for resourcefulness, if I don’t know the answer I have to get resourceful to figure out the way forward.
What have been some highlights during your time with Clemons?
The culture here is great, both the people and the mission. Some of the projects our company is working on are fantastic, taking areas that may be neglected and not being fearful to go make a difference. I absolutely love Kansas City, so I’m excited to be a part of something that feels like we’re really making an effort to make our city a great place for everybody.