For the month of February, Inuvo is spotlighting Jonathan Bobbitt, Assistant Controller in our Finance department. Jonathan is almost always the first person you will find in the office in the morning and most likely one of the last ones to leave. A hard worker, he keeps Inuvo at the top of its game.
Since this interview, Jonathan and his wife Renee have welcomed their new daughter into their lives. Congratulations to the new parents!
Please take a moment to read more about Jonathan in the Q&A below.
Inuvo: Hello Jonathan, please tell us a bit about yourself:
I was born and raised in Merritt Island, FL. and spent my adolescence fishing and surfing. I moved to Tampa from Atlanta in 2006, and got married here in 2008 to my lovely wife, Renee. We are now expecting a daughter in a few short weeks.
Inuvo: What is your professional background?
I did my undergrad and my masters in Accounting at University of Central Florida. I spent a little time at a regional CPA firm in Melbourne, FL where I worked in both the tax and audit fields. Next, I worked at a large radio company in Atlanta with a position in the finance department for about three and half years. I was responsible for preparing the financial statements, SEC filings, and the budgeting.
Inuvo: Any exciting projects you are working on?
We are currently streamlining the billing process for our Direct business segment, which includes BabytoBee. Oh wait...you said exciting…
Inuvo: What are your goals for February?
To get our auditors all the information they need to make an opinion on our financial statements, preferably before my wife goes into labor!
Inuvo: What are your goals for yourself and Inuvo?
I am finishing up the final part of the CPA exam in February. It will be nice to have that behind me. We are striving to expedite our close process, to deliver reporting to management in a timelier manner. There have been significant improvements over the past twelve months, but there is still some more room for improvement by automating some processes and building some reporting from our systems into our accounting software.
Inuvo: What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy the little projects that pop up, financial statement analysis, and designing the reports that drive our financial statements.
Inuvo: When you are not at work, what would we be most likely to find you doing?
I spend entirely too much time at the Enterprise dog park with my wife and my dog, Bowden---my wife is the Florida State fan.