How many of you think you start completely over in life when you start a new job? I finally had a great schedule down, was stress-free, and started making big moves with my blog. It all got jumbled when I accepted a new job offer. Today I get to share the question you have all been wondering: What is a Treasury Analyst, and what I do to keep myself, and my blog, on track?
What is a Treasury Analyst? I am not sure what Webster’s definition is, and it really is different in every company. I act basically as a cash manager. You can find me somewhere between accounting and finance, but I report directly to the Treasurer. Every morning, I check through our accounts and keep track of the money we had come in and go out the previous day. I also keep track of all of our debt, risk, and letters of credit. Basically, if we run out of money and hit negative, it is my fault. If I see that our cash needs are higher than what we currently have, then I issues borrowings with the bank. I also release all of our payments (wires, ACH, checks) and I deposit the checks we receive. My big project here at my new job is cash forecasting. I have to have three months of actuals (what we spent and made) vs three months of forecast (what we think we will spend and make). This basically involves breaking up line by line and using formulas to get a best guesstimate of what we will need. I have a LOT of responsibilities now that I didn’t have with my old job, so I have been pretty overwhelmed. We are a small company, but a publicly traded one, and I am heavily relied on.
What got me here? I am not quite sure actually! I was a marketing major and had some sports marketing internships right out of college that I didn’t really love. I really wanted to be in advertising and was contemplating getting my masters. Instead, I went to work as an oil & gas admin, then a leasing agent at an apartment complex where I met T (was promoted to assistant manager.. this is when I started The Miller Affect), and then boss I was an admin for hired me back as a treasury analyst (basically the only position he had available). I took it, even though I had no idea what it was, was there for 6 months, and then he became the CFO at another oil & gas company and I followed! Viola! Here I am! Reporting STRAIGHT to the Treasurer! #help
When I get off work each day I head home and immediately jump on the computer, again. If you are a blogger you know this life. If you are not, just know unless you are a really big-time blogger, you can not live off blogging alone. We make our money by sponsorships, and from you guys clicking on our links. Most of us dream of doing it full-time, but we do it because we love it! This is my creative outlet.
Working 12 hours a day is tough and takes it’s toll. I work Sunday-Thursday on my blog and don’t do any blog work on Fridays or Saturdays. In the mornings I wake up, schedule my Instagram posts, and try to link up and/or comment on people’s blogs when I can (this is how you can get more traffic to your own website). After work I write up my post, edit my photos, add my photos to the post, and then try to pin at least 50 images a night. I use Tailwind App, so when I pin them at night I shuffle them and they release throughout the next day when my users are most active (it is magical).
That is my life right now in a nutshell! Do you work two jobs? What is your story? Please comment below so we can help support each other! <3
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