My name is Rutger de Roo van Alderwerelt; after finishing my Master’s in Economics and Business, I have been working as a Junior Consultant at cpmview since the 1st of February 2021. During my internship for a large multinational, I had to deal with many different financial processes and underlying IT systems. Where I found it very interesting to see how all those processes worked and could be optimized. After that, it was clear to me that I wanted to continue my development at the intersection of Finance & Business IT, to help companies become financially healthier.
I started looking for consultancy companies that work in that area. With cpmview there was an immediate good click while there is a very open culture. As a Junior you immediately belong to the group, you are welcomed with open arms and you can have a low-threshold conversation with everyone. Corporate Performance Management is still a niche at the moment, but there is so much growth potential in it, because both multinationals and SMEs are at the starting point of the Future of Finance. It is very interesting to be able to experience these developments in the market as a young talent and to learn from them.
As a junior consultant, your personal development is central. The fact that I know that I can learn something new every day makes me motivated. In addition, I also find the grow perspective that cpmview offers very important. I know where I can develop myself within the company. As a junior consultant you start at the bottom of the ladder and you are guided by the more experienced consultants on the projects. They are your teachers. In the first two weeks you mainly get to know the company, your colleagues and the content. You will then receive unique training on the various Vendor Solutions that we provide for our customers. But the real onboarding happens during your first project, in which you focus specifically on one of the many Vendor Solutions with on-the-job guidance and training. Also, together with your mentor, a more experienced consultant, you draw up your two-year learning trajectory with subsequent training courses that you want to follow. These can be professional, system/software oriented or, for example, training courses with a focus on soft skills.
Since I’ve been working here, I’ve been working on a project in which we’ve had different phases. In the beginning we gave many workshops and I supported the other consultants in preparing, facilitating and documenting them. Now I am working daily on the implementation part of our project and migrating from the old system to the new system. That is a bit more technical than the phase before and a very instructive step in my development into an independent CPM consultant. Thanks to the good guidance of experienced consultants, you grow very quickly as a junior. I am looking forward to the next developments that I will experience!