Leighton Crutcher – 5QF

It’ s time to learn a little more about the people here at Thill Logistics. The idea is based on the website Formspring and the classic Bernard Pivot questionnaire, just imagine that I am holding my blue index cards and asking the questions in a soothing James Liptonesque tone. The format is simple, five questions. The first 4 will stay constant, (3 work related questions and 1 from Pivot) but the 5thquestion… that is up to you! Please comment and send in questions here on the Thill Blog, or send them to me via Formspring to carrieatthill.

*When I asked Leighton if he would be willing to be a part of 5QF, I was met with this response.

“Being an accountant I really am not all that exciting.  I had to purchase the personality that I do have on E-Bay”

Here are my 5 questions for Leighton Crutcher

What is your role at Thill Logistics? I am the Corporate Controller for Thill Logistics.  In that role I am responsible for oversight and reporting of financial information for the company

How did you get into your field? I made the decision to go into Accounting in High School, due to a change in my class schedule availability.  Moved into the [manufacturing / corporate setting after leaving banking in the early 1990’s.

What is your favorite thing about your field? Favorite thing about working in the manufacturing / operations side of accounting is the opportunity to be able to see how things are done and where the numbers come from rather than just looking at pages of numbers.

(Bernard Pivot) What is your favorite word? My favorite word is really an acronym. [FINE]

(Formspring) What is something you learned in 2010 that you will carry over to 2011? I learned a little about [Whitetail deer] hunting.  Not being from Wisconsin, I had no knowledge, so I had to read and ask questions prior to and during my first hunting experience.

LC: “With purchasing my new personality on E-Bay, I had to of course get rid of my old one… so I placed the following ad:”

For Sale – 1 Accountant’s personality – slightly used – will consider all offers.

This got absolutely no response.

After about a month I decided to change the ad to read as follows:

For Sale – 1 Accountant’s personality – slightly warped – will consider all offers.

I got so many responses in the first day that Ebay had to close my account due to an overload on their servers.  Oh well, at least it’s off my hands.

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