19 February 2021
Michael Mel, General Accountant
1/ What has been your career path so far?
I discovered accounting during my studies and especially during my various professional experiences. I started in Oil & Gas sector for GE ENERGIE GROUP for two years as a general accountant. I then joined the world of entertainment through the FIMALAC GROUP for three years at the same position and then at PASQUIER during one year when I was in charge of several SMEs and TPE in various sectors. I also worked at ISS group as general accountant, then as a Treasurer for the BOULES ET BILLES association in Boulogne-Billancourt for two years. Afterwards I joined the Real Estate industry at BNP PARIBAS REAL ESTATE and was responsible for various OPCI and SCPI for a year before joining the LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEUR Group as a general accountant.
2/ Could you tell us more about your current role / your missions?
I am general accountant at the Accounting Department of LDA Group Headquarters in Suresnes. My missions are to respect and ensure that accounting law as well as all the conventions and rules governing the financial activity of the company are duly applied. The objective is to make the processing of financial information and data more reliable chronologically but also to make the real and faithful image of the company's heritage reliable for the preparation of summary documents.
3/ What do you like the most in this job?
I am passionate about accounting! It’s a financial information tool that facilitates decision support regarding corporate policy, management and business strategy. It is really rewarding to support the Group's strategy and action plans. Furthermore, I like to analyze and justify the accounts!
4/ Could you name 3 must-have qualities for this job?
I would say rigor, organization and analytical mind.
5/ Are you a land or sea person?
Sea, without hesitation!
6/ What are your hobbies and interests?
Football, gastronomy, and travel.
7/ What is your motto?
Carpe diem and especially if you think about this health crisis.